Monday, July 14, 2014

| 50 Days |

Today marks the halfway point of my shopping challenge. I crazily decided over Memorial Day weekend to give up shopping for the summer. One hundred days to be exact. 1 0 0. To read more about why I'm not shopping for 100 days click here. I checked in after the first two weeks (here) so figured it was high time I give another update! Here's how I am doing so far . . .

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| clothes |

I have resisted the temptation to shop for any clothes. I am still working on getting back into shape so the motivation to avoid my favorite stores is that once I"m back to a more comfortable size I can finally wear the dresses I bought before learning I was pregnant with Mason (some still have the tags on them, oops!). I did scoop up some shorts and a few t-shirts for my little guy. This was a necessity. The poor kid was rocking belly shirts and cut off jeans on a tiny tot just didn't sit right with me! I scored all of his summer clothes for less than $20 thanks to some store credit I had and a massive sale at JCP. Addie has enough clothes to last a lifetime plus some adorable hand me downs from friends. 

| health |

I am finally getting back into a workout routine but running outside in the heat & humidity required I pick up a few sleeveless running tops. The ones I had were from before two babies ago when I used to have abs. Trust me, no one wants to see me running down the road in those! I used a Visa gift card I had gotten for my birthday (found it cleaning my junk drawer out!) and bought two for less than $15! 

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| life |

The one thing I did break down and buy is my 2014-2015 Erin Condren Life Planner. It is my absolute favorite planner (and believe me, I know my planners!) My previous one ended with the month of June and I absolutely cannot function in any way, shape or form without it. After consulting with a good friend of mine who is also not shopping all summer long we agreed that it could be considered a necessity! And, to make me a little less guilty about the purchase, I had an e-gift card to use! Woohoo!

Just 50 more days to go! Who knows, maybe my shopping habits will change more permanently for the better after this summer long drought!


  1. Way to go Michaela!!! I am proud of you because I don't think I could do what you are doing. I have been good at limiting what I buy and really only buying what I need and/or replacing. Keep up the great work.

  2. Thank you Jordan!! Just a few more weeks to go and then I just need to keep my spending in check and not over do it again!