image via the always lovely mrs. french
I will get confessions out of the way first…
I bought some non-essential* items this week, specifically three patterns (one for me and two for the girlies). My mother-in-law loaned me her sewing machine, so I thought I’d chip away at one of my new year’s resolutions and try to learn to sew some simple summer frocks. Cheating on the spending hiatus aside (do you see how I’m redirecting here, trying to distract you?), I’m a little nervous about the whole sewing endeavor, as i haven't gotten off to the best of starts -- when I returned home from the fabric store, I realized that the pattern I bought for me was size 18W, which is well…not my size.
There are sizes?? Clearly I’m clueless...sad.
*I also purchased a book of Martin Puryear’s work for Bryan for valentines day + sweet pink heart shaped boxes of chocolate from Ikea for the girls + their teachers, but I consider these essential, especially the teacher gifts...those amazing ladies deserve a smidge more than our wonky construction paper valentines given that they care for (i.e. put up with) my girlies all week.
Otherwise the week was so busy with valentines’ festivities (all construction paper and doilies and glue sticks and class parties + a Friday evening dinner with buddies featuring pink heart shaped pancakes), that there wasn’t any time to step foot in a store (besides the grocery), which really is the secret to a successful week for me…just avoid the stores. A no-brainer, right??
How did the rest of you non-spenders do?