a few of my favorite things -- oil paintings found at a thrift store, a mid century dresser that Bryan and I bought shortly after we were married and other treasures...
I had a most excellent week in regards to the spending hiatus.
Basically I didn't cheat. Which, after my performance the past couple of weeks, is a pretty big accomplishment. And there was temptation (namely the table of clearance books calling my name at The Modern last weekend...)
So I'm back on the wagon, all primed for the final stretch (can you believe we're over half-way done.) I'm also feeling even more encouraged by a little exercise I started in January when I was first gearing up for the hiatus.
I thought it would be interesting to write down everything I bought as sort of a benchmark for how I spend during a "normal" month (Millie's birthday is in January, so it was a bit skewed, but you'll get the idea.) I then did the same thing for February and looking at the two lists side-by-side is pretty humbling.
In the interest of full disclosure and encouragement, I thought I'd share the lists with you. I'm being vulnerable here friends, so don't judge. Here goes...
Matta scarf / UO black boots / Slow cooker cookbook / Film for Instax / Clare Vivier clutch / Cowgirl outfit for Millie / 2 pairs of Land’s End maryjanes for A. / Tie dye dress for A. / Note cards for Haley’s birthday / 2 pairs of socks at Madewell / Supplies for Millie’s cowgirl b-day party (plastic horses, horse stickers, piñata + candy, cowboy hats, tissue balls, pin the tail on the donkey, star rubber stamp + yellow and brown stamp pads, 24 yellow balloons) / Wireless mouse / Pink converse maryjanes for millie / Elizabeth Peyton book / Simplesong business cards / New IKEA quilt for Audrey’s bed / Blush / 2 lip glosses / New veggie steamer basket / Clothes from Gap for girlies (green top + striped leggings for millie, jeans, 2 striped shirts + leggings for A) / Perfume from 4510 / Rug from Overstock for dining room / Paul and Joe dress / Dwellstudio pillow
2 Pigeon books for the girlies for Valentine’s Day / Box of See’s candy for Bryan / Socks for girlies / Gap tunic for Audrey / Two Angry Moms movie (for school lunch screening) / Vintage necklace from V.O.D.
February (missteps notwithstanding) makes me feel like a bit of a spending hiatus rock star.
So, how did you guys do this week?