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The changing of the seasons always gets me in the mood for some wardrobe updates. A few trends I’ve got my eye on right now include velvet accessories (check out these gorgeous shoes!), oversized cozy cardigans and just about anything mustard yellow.
But how to budget for all of this loveliness?!!
If you’ve spent any time on this blog, you’ll know that I’ve gone on at lengths about my constant battle with mom guilt. And spending money on myself is among the many things I feeling guilty about. I really don’t know why. It’s not as if buying some new shoes for myself means that my daughters will miss out on anything, but nonetheless I feel bad. So silly!
One trick I’ve learned is to compartmentalize my spending a little. If I can bring in some extra cash, over and above mine and my husband’s regular incomes, then I don’t feel so bad about treating myself for some reason. Hardly logical I know, but it works for me.
Side hustling is becoming more and more popular these days, but it’s not always that easy. My jobs (the corporate one and taking care of my littles :)) really don’t leave much in the way of spare time. We don’t have an extended family close by to help out, which means that any kind of side hustle needs to fit around our existing schedule.
There are a load of options out there and some are honestly just more hassle than they’re worth. So after some trial and error, I’ve settled on a few favorite methods to bring in a little extra money that fit my criteria of being both super easy AND convenient.