This purchase included
- requirements that are not available on Etsy, association dues
- pre-budgeted monsters
Upon further research, I found some vegan marshmallows from Greencraftersforest. Although not doughnuts, they would have sufficed for my purpose for product and comparable price.
- Cost for 8 doughnuts: $5.50
- Cost for 15 vegan marshmallows including eco friendly shipping: $11.00
They also would have required me to plan ahead. In her description she kindly announces the processing time of her wonderful treats. Therefore if I planned ahead, I would have been fine. Of course my doughnut purchase was a spur of the moment spending. But isn't that the point? To buy on Etsy means to stop quick purchases, and think about what your doing. So shame on me! As a result of this stumble, I have discovered a wide range of awesome snack/student food on Etsy. I will try to budget these in and replace my store bought studying/snack foods with Etsy ones.
The price is $5.50 higher. However, here is how I justify it. I will be saving quite a bit, by not buying spur of the moment items. However, I will always have to look ahead on the calender. I feel like instead of buying 2 pieces of junk, I am buying one nice item.
In order to justify make up for my rookie behavior, I will purchase these marshmallows for my husband to take to class for his next test.