And unlike when I was little, this time I really am going to save it all for something I really, really want. And even in my mind need.
A new camera.
And not just any camera - A Nikon D5100 Digital SLR. I've been eyeing this camera for awhile but it really hasn't been a necessity warranting the money. And really it still isn't a necessity which is why I am saving up to buy it. I do not know too much about cameras but I've talked to a lot of people and a lot of photographers and most recommend Nikon.
I literally was counting the change in my "piggy bank" also known as a giant mason jar to start off my savings.
I was doing such a good job counting when the Big Man came and threatened my progress with his giant, clumsy paws.
Fortunately he stayed where he was and watched while I finished.
The grand total came to $104.08 with 2 euros and a 1 pound piece.
I was pretty pleased with that considering it has just been sitting in the corner collecting dust and a few loose coins now and again. I've had that random coin collection going for years now and really never thought twice about it.
So with that good start I also just added what I made from the garage sale last weekend. I never really reported how it went so consider this your update.
The garage sale was last Friday and it was a lot of fun. It was my first garage sale and I was the big money maker of the day. We all did really well and sold a lot.
As you can see I pretty much had a full living room for sale on the front lawn. I thought I would sell most of it but all I could get rid of was the black shelf and the coffee table. I managed to sell a few baby hats but I think the prices kind of upset people. They were definitely cheaper than my normal price but still not quite garage sale pricing. I didn't really expect to sell any so I'm glad a few went.
I was really surprised how all the junk sold and how my nicer items wouldn't move.
But either way I am not complaining because I made $250.
Which makes my overall camera savings up to $354.08.
All in one weekend.
I hope I can get there by the end of the summer. I am really needing a new camera (need being used very loosely). My camera is crap though. Half the picture is always blurry. I try to edit it out but I'm ready for the upgrade. Hopefully soon!
Now I am off to dig in the couch and junk drawers. I have a few purses that need emptying too.