2.03.2009

Shopping Hiatus: 3 weeks down


I am three weeks in and had a slight snafu, but have been going strong since. The oddest thing though, I am feeling quite uninspired. Not quite sure what it is, but still feeling it none the less. One good thing though is that when I wake up I know I am not going to make a frivolousness purchase. I know I am saving money too, a good thing since insurance did not cover all of my son's breathing treatments from a few months back. I love to shop, but I also love not having the need to shop. Hopefully soon I will be inspired and be out of this slight funk.

Last night we did take the kiddos to the dollar theater to see Madagascar. We figured if they are not ready to sit through a whole movie then we would only be out four dollars. We had a blast.

{image via Absolutely Beautiful Things via Rodney Smith}

18 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

I am impressed...I didn't commit 100% to the hiatus- but have been trying to cut back on my spending!

Jennie Bee said...

Its so hard to not buy anything even though you really want to, it gets easier, but your doing good! Madagascar was cute.

Kotori said...

The dollar theater with kids is a great idea! The thought of spending all that money at the movies only to have a 2 year old squirm in my lap does not sound appealing... but $4 I can do.

Emily said...

LOVE this shot. i actually featured Rodney Smith's photos today on my blog!

Mrs. Filly said...

did you love it? :)! I definitely did. now as for your domino mag/book whatever it was that you bought...I was reading my scrapbooking book last night from front to back..i'm very thorough! anyway one of the ladies said she used that to inspire her whenever she's stuck on a layout..I had never heard of it till your blog and now twice within a few days...crazy. :)! see ya'll this week maybe?!

[J] said...

I think I need some red lipstick!

Tina said...

3 weeks is amazing, well done you! hopefully the end is not too far?

and i love that movie & i'm not a kid (well maybe inside ;)

Absolutely Not Martha said...

just discovered your blog...I'm liking it!

Miss Aimee said...

Love this photo! Im having a rough time with paint(no time for much blogging today)...I am on my THIRD color, AHHHHH. Going to buy another now. OMG...who new blues were soooo hard?! I am going to buy galapagos turquoise now by benj.moore. SCREAM!!!

Joslyn said...

so good progress! but yes, i can relate to the unispired thing. I've been reading more novels and flipping through old magazinge and trying not to sweat it too much. your muse will come again!

Blair said...

Lovely photo! I really am quite impressed with you spending hiatus. I have self control until the day I get my paycheck and that I always find myself buying that one thing I just feel I really need (and don't!) like expensive lip balm. Sorry you are in a funk--I am sure you will be inspired again soon enough:)

Julia said...

Bravo you! I really like Blueprint Bliss's idea of trying to cut back but not giving up the spending altogether!

Rachel said...

You can do it! Are you still doing lots of online browsing? I find that browsing without shopping is actually more inspiring than buying anything.

Gabbi said...

Watching my spending too and I know what you mean about feeling less inspired, but your evening sounds lovely. I haven't seen a movie in a real theater for $1 in ages... Love that it even exists! :)

Design Lovely said...

I never thought about the whole movie thing with the little ones. When I am ready to have some of my own I will definitely consider the $4.00 movies if they are still around. :)

Meagan said...

Where are the dollar movies at? I need to do the shopping hiatus, so badly we need a budget and the guts to stick to it.... since we've recently moved I find myself trying to decorate and organize which all cost too much... I'm so not creative or thrifty....Sorry I'm in a slump today...too so this to shall pass...

angela hardison said...

I just love that photo. And great job so far on the shopping hiatus; I'm impressed.

Haven and Home said...

I know it is so hard, it is amazing how much I want to shop! Be strong, you are very inspiring!!!