4.29.2009

Shopping Hiatus {2}

{Just because I want them... via Twig & Thistle via Crate and Barrel}

The wonderful Aimee from Mostly Mod had a brilliant idea to extend the shopping hiatus we did earlier in the year till the end of the year. At first I was intrigued, but quite doubtful that I would ever attempt such a thing. Well, now it's official, I am in as of today. Okay so I actually told Aimee last week that I was in, but I made a few lovely purchases so starting this week sounds much better to me. Of course this hiatus will be a bit looser for me this time around.

1. I will buy gifts
2. We are hoping to tile the kitchen back splash this year
3. I will get my hair done
4. I will buy my kiddos clothes, but only when needed
5. I will buy fabric to sew
6. I will finish the garden
7. I love a good book, but don't worry I share them when I am done
8. I will probably purchase some calling cards in the near future, they are just so very efficient
9. If I am gifted money then I shall spend it happily (hint, hint)
10. If I do want to make new home purchases then they must be a superb deal and I must sell my old to make room for the new.
11. I may occasionally buy local or from an Etsy seller just to be supportive (I must be realistic, right?)
12. Oh, and vacations may not count. I will just have to see about that one.

Like I said it will be a looser hiatus. My goal will be to save, save, and save some more. Now just to get my hubby on board with his spending and we could do wonders to our account.

"Be okay with what you have."
Dave Ramsey (financial guru)

*Sweet Ellie is over at Blog Googles today. I just love morning surprises.

20 comments:

Jennie Bee said...

many Props for continuing your Shopping Hiatus! I know I couldn't be as strong, although I justify my spending with "i'm helping the economy" :)

Brandie said...

Have you ever checked out paperbackswap.com? It's a great way to get lots of new books while sharing your old and not actually having to pay 10 to 25 bucks a book.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i think all of these are fine! i was actually wondering if i could survive if i couldn't highlight my hair...

Haven and Home said...

I think it is great! I may try to do this with you!

Rachel said...

I am a cheerleader as of right now, only because we have so much stuff going on in the month of May that "requires" us to make un-needed purchases ;).. so, I think I'll be jumping on board in June!

Miss Aimee said...

i love dave ramsey!

Kotori said...

I have a feeling that you and and I will have almost the same ground rules for the hiatus!

down and out chic said...

good luck, i think your list is very realistic and i'm cheering for you all the way!

Blair said...

Great list! I think it is quite reasonable:) I still need to make mine.

PS~Erin said...

Very impressive for you to extend. Glad we're in it together :)

We love Dave Ramsey over here... Was just listening to him on my way home from Costco (no extraneous purchases made).

simplesong said...

Fabulous. I think I'm going to try to adopt a version of this!

Under a Green Roof said...

good for you for keep up the hiatus! I am inspired!

megan and melissa said...

That really does sound great...and something that I could probably do. Good for you for keeping this goal!
xoxo-meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

melanie said...

YOU are inspiring!

angiemcgovern said...

I am starting my spending hiatus on May 1st. My husband will be on board too, he just doesn't know it yet. Also, I love the glass water bottles. I was given a crate and barrel gift certificate for Christmas and I had not found anything I needed yet. These are great, I ordered 2 small ones. Thanks for the link!

Hanako66 said...

good luck....I have to think about trying this one myself!

Hanako66 said...

good luck....I have to think about trying this one myself!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Maybe I should join you on a loose hiatus. Hmmm... maybe so. Loved seeing Ellie over at Blog Goggles. She is too cute. So are the dresses you make for her!

megan said...

I think we have been on a loose hiatus for a while, so I am right there with you.
Love the glass bottles!

LobotoME said...

i'm doing the hiatus too so stop posting about cute etsy hairbands that I think I might need! LOL! J :)