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. 

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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!







2 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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