2.24.2009

Shopping Hiatus: 6 weeks down

The shopping hiatus is still going well. I have bought some fabric for my daughters spring and summer wardrobe, but made sure I bought on sale. I also have bought for my son's birthday. I have found myself not only trying to make it fabulous but at the same time economical, so far so good. In the mean time, this weekend we took the kiddos to the airport to watch the planes fly by. This is one of our favorite and free activities. This time in particular we were blessed to see plane after plane. I must say I am loving my new Flip Mino, thank you babes!


watching the planes from paula on Vimeo.

If you are taking part in the hiatus, how's it going for you? I also recommend if you you haven't tried this then you should. It really does make you so much more aware of where all your money is going and and I feel so refreshed. I still have awhile to go, April, but sure do hope it lasts even longer.

Update: I bought two hats. Yes, I know. Technically my hubby said he would buy them so it wasn't cheating, but still. We are heading to the beach soon and I "needed" them. I did get them on the cheap though thanks to Target. I must say I do feel a pang of guilt. I could only find one on-line. Here it is...

14 comments:

Tina said...

that video is so cute, loved the background music too, really enjoyed watching it! :)

PS~Erin said...

That video was so great. My 18 month old is really into airplanes right now... He hears them before I even notice them and then says, "Bye Bye" as they are leaving. We so need to go to the airport. What a fun (free!) activity!

Mrs. Filly said...

ya'll are too dang cute!! :)

Julia said...

I'm so impressed with your commitment to the shopping hiatus! It's quite astounding the awareness one has after a period of no-spending!

Jennifer said...

don't feel guilty! you've been doing so well!

plane-watching looks fun :)

Blair said...

I am truly so impressed! My problem at the moment is that I love cooking with expensive ingredients and fine wine--just had my salary cut so I am going to try and go on a gourmet ingredient hiatus!:)

Rachel said...

I am feeling refreshed and lighter and even a little less stressed. Who knew that shopping could actually be stressful?

melanie said...

so cute!!

dwellings and decor said...

Your kids are too cute! I am not taking part on the hiatus but I feel like I am in a way because I am saving all of my money for the wedding. Your hat is too cute too!

Kotori said...

Your video was so cute! Loved it.

And don't feel guilty about the hats - you've done so well! How fun to have a beach vacation coming soon. I'm so jealous!

simplesong said...

you're so good + inspiring about this spending hiatus! and yes, you definitely *needed* [and deserve] those super cute hats.

Sarah Klassen said...

Such a cute video! Looks like fun! Oh my, totally made me smile today :) I think I will join in on your shopping hiatus...I'm thinking about 3 months might work. I'm saving for my new car, so cutting back a bit is essential. Shopping is like chocolate and I must learn to be more careful with both~ you are my inspiration, Paula!

[J] said...

I LOVE this hat!

stetson said...

oh my goodness; so adorable! ...and love the hat too!