Etail & Retail Shopping Hiatus Update

Saturday, August 30, 2008

It has been exactly one month since I have spent so much as a penny on bath & body products for myself. I began my No-Buy on July 30th in an effort to save more money to donate this quarter to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in memory of my dad.

Has it been hard? At first, YES. After the first week, though, not much at all. In the interest of full disclosure, I did buy a shower mousse at Crabtree & Evelyn, but I used an existing gift card and still have money left on it :)

I have not opened my wallet or Paypal account, though, to buy something I do not need more of!
Bath and body products are definitely something I don't need more of.

So, have I been good otherwise? Yes and no. I've purchased some tea, handmade hair accessories, and some Scrabble tiles (to make pendants out of for fun) all over from my favorite Etsy sellers. I also shopped some Etsy shops to buy a couple of gifts for my friends, and placed a tart order (also a gift!) from Starring...!

The rest of my spending has been business-related and typical clothing, food, birthday gifts for Nick, etc.

I am thrilled that I didn't cave into temptation those first few days. I nearly caved the other day when I was ordering a few tarts for a friend--some of the new tarts scents at Starring...! look great. I emptied the items I was lemming from my cart and only ordered my friend's...

I received money for my birthday and normally I'd deposit the checks and promptly go shopping for something a bit frivolous. Not this year! I am proud of myself. I deposited the money into savings and will not touch it. I guess this little girl is growing up :)

So it's been since July 30th and I am now extending my bath and body NO BUY until September 30th...One month at a time!
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