Welcome to How I Save Money. My birthday was in the middle of July but over the last weekend I got my birthday gifts from my wonderful sweetheart!!!!!
They are a few days late due to lots of things happening but hey better late than never.
He gave me exactly what I wanted….awwwwww. I took a few pictures with my crappy camera phone so I could have some real images on the site.
I got a Garmin GPS because I am so horrible with directions.
I get lost everywhere…even in the parking lot of WalMart. I have no sense of direction and ever since I borrowed his GPS I have been in love. He was kind enough to upload the newest maps for me so that I will have the most up to date information for when I am driving.
I cannot tell you guys and gals how much of a lifesaver this GPS has been for me. I have been driving back and forth to the hospital to take my mother in for treatment and there is quite a bit of construction going on in the area.
There have been a few detours and sometimes I miss them because the traffic is heavy and I do not have time to get into the proper lane when I need to.
With my Garmin GPS system I can quickly find the next exit I need to take to get where I need to go. I still check the directions on Google before I set out and compare them to the GPS when I can just to make sure I am not taking some unimaginably long convoluted route that would cost me more in gas.
I know this is a very practical gift but it is something I have wanted for a long time. The next thing I got was not practical but it was something I wanted for a long time as well.
Now here is where I got a little bit girly. I got a sample of this perfume by Kimora Lee Simmons called Fabulosity and I just fell in love. The scent is sweet without being overpowering and the bottle is so pretty it makes me feel dainty.
I have been wearing the same perfume for YEARS and it is time I got something a little bit more modern to go along with my grown up self. Right now the bottle has the place of honor on my little table and I can’t wait to wear the perfume when I go out.
Sandisk Portable Music Player
Again this appeals my geeky side I guess but I would rather have a few things that are practical as well as fun. This nifty little gadget not only plays mp3s but it also plays video AND has a radio tuner. It records voice so I can have TONS of fun recording silly messages to myself…as well as serious ones about a blog post topic on ways to save money.
The thing I like the most about this player is that it is easy to use. I can drag and drop the songs directly from my computer and it takes about three steps to transfer videos to the device.
Happy Belated Birthday!!
Those are some really nice gifts!!! I would love a GPS but that is so on the bottom of the list because it’s more a luxury than a need. I bought a Sansa just like yours for hubby awhile back. His has a slightly smaller screen than yours. I don’t remember if his has an fm tuner or not.
yeah I was SUPER overjoyed when I got my birthday gifts because they were all things I wanted.
Now if only I could get a digital camera and a laptop my world would be complete 🙂
Oh well I guess next birthday!
Wow, looks like you made out pretty good there.
I also have a Sansa and really enjoy it, although, I use the FM Tuner more than I listen to my mp3’s…
You are going to LOVE that Garmin! We took ours on vacation in southern England a few months ago. It found the most remote places – ones that weren’t on maps! It’s gotten us out of some odd little jams. It’s not perfect – it takes us off the highway and right back onto the highway – but it’s never failed us!
I am using it to watch music videos more. It has helped at the times when I am waiting on my mother at the hospital and forgot to bring a magazine to read.
Happy late birthday!!
Sounds like you could really use that GPS according to your post heh. A friend of mine recently bough this GF a $400 Garmin GPS for her bday… and I couldn’t help but laugh. She never goes out of town or anywhere she doesn’t already know the directions for. I even asked her a few weeks ago if she had used it once to get somewhere she didn’t know how to already get to. The answer: no. Way to blow $400 for a fancy gizmo that does you no good at all!
And on a side note, yay for geek gifts! Hope you enjoy them!! 🙂
Of course I love my geeky gifts. I think anyone who blogs has an inner geek!
I LOVE the GPS..the only thing was one time I had to go my boss’ cabin for a retreat and it was so far out in the bush that the GPS just said forget it. The GPS could not locate the place…but luckily it was just one road that led to it so I found my way in…but it was scary for me to see the GPS just go blank.
I got a GPS also for my B-day 🙂