3.03.2009

Shopping Hiatus: 7 weeks down

Oh, the shopping hiatus. It has been hard this week. Hubby has been working non stop and that makes me want to shop. Silly right? It's not like he's making more money. Well, I have done decent anyhow. I have been sewing up a storm. Came up with a few more designs for Ellie's dress collection. She is very excited and I can't wait to share them with you all. I bought for KJ's birthday and that adds up quickly, but he is so excited so that makes me happy. Also, I can't wait to share his special day next week. I did make two purchases though. I guess they can be counted as birthday presents, but it wasn't really my intent.



My little man has a pair of boots and his sisters old Crocs. The Crocs are a little large and with spring coming the boots just aren't practicle. The second pair are for sister. She loved them and was with me. They are a little big, but for the price she just can grow into them. The price you ask? Only $20 dollars each for a pair of Morgan and Milo's. Downtown there is this shop that was having a tent sale. Fabulous buys. I was tempted to buy for myself, but refrained. Yeah, for me!

How's the hiatus going for you? Better than I, I can only hope.

13 comments:

Mrs. Filly said...

paula you're trying to edge off the wagon :)! i can only imagine how hard it is for you tho i may have to try it one day...but right now i feel pretty close to a hiatus so...i think i'll wait :)! i love kjs new shoes those are cute cute cute!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Ok, those little girls' shoes are so adorable, I kind of want a pair for myself.

And my shopping hiatus for the month of Feb worked in that I didn't buy anything in person, but bought a few things online. So, clearly, I failed, but at least it got me out of the habit of going to stores every day (it's hard when you walk by them to go EVERYWHERE in hong kong!)

Tina said...

what cute little shoes! especially Ellie's pair, so pretty!

Miss Aimee said...

okay-buying your kids shoes totally does not count! yeah for you for your refraining. I have made a few blurps...a new swim suit(using as a workout bait) and 2 cheap target zipper dresses just could not resist(for my spring break trip)! ahhhh... I am cracking down and matt and I are making a budget this week!!! Hopefully it will be a realistic one that we can actually live by! We need one....I think I will take this hiatus on over the date bc we need too!

Julia said...

They're such good, stylish, practical purchases! I'm so proud of you :)

Joslyn said...

i'm with miss aimee and tend to think kid's shoes don't count...but i'm an enabler ;-)

Blair said...

I am very new to this spending hiatus but so far so good! Instead of buying the $30 blush I typically buy I bough cover girl from the grocery store. I know it is still a purchase but it was a good first step:)

Rebecca said...

i like the first pair of shoesxxx

Gracie said...

Cute cute shoes!

I'm on a sort of shopping hiatus and it does seem to be getting easier sometimes. I mean sort of because I buy bits and pieces but I really thing my purchases through this time.

I love the simplesong letterpress products!

Sarah Klassen said...

My shopping hiatus has been going well! I was tempted by a lovely, vibrant blue trench-style jacket this weekend that happened to be on sale and happened to be my size. Despite my great find, I resisted and bought a latte instead :) Not as satisfying but that's okay for now. You would have been proud, Puala!

PS~Erin said...

Nice job on your bargains and for your refrain! Refraining from buying shoes while actually at a tent sale? Well done!

Lauren said...

Hi! I just sort of came across your blog and have been following it. I haven't left a comment yet but I just wanted to let you know what a great idea I think a shopping hiatus is! Keep up the good work!

Laura said...

You are in the home stretch right? Keep up the great work!