Monday, November 30, 2009

31 days of nothing.....

Okay, so perhaps that's a little melodramatic. But as I sit here, ignoring the soon to be arriving credit card bills from my Black Friday shopping, I am inspired.

New challenge for myself for the month of December. No non-essential shopping.

Alright, get it out, laugh. I know, you're thinking surely I can't go that long without buying SOMETHING crafty!

So let's see! I am challenging myself in the month of December to purchase ONLY necessities and pay bills. (Seems the kids to get antsy with no food or heat...) Any bills that arrive, obviously I need to pay them. But all those "just gotta have it" fabric purchases, spontaneous coffee runs, etc--NO!

Can I do it? Could you do it? Perhaps you are wondering if I ate a magic mushroom because surely this challenge cannot happen in the month of DECEMBER!?

Ha-Ha! That is where I've got the angle...I do not celebrate Christmas!! MUAHAHAHHA! So I do not have to purchase presents, trees, decoration! So while much of the world racks up their debt, I am going to challenge myself to NOT rack up any debt and see how much money I can save!!

Who else thinks the husband is going to support this challenge 110%?

So let the games begin tomorrow..December 1st. 31 days of nothing...

gulp.

And check out the OUS blog for more therapy around supply hoarding/shopping!

10 comments:

Avalon said...

I think you can do it. I think you might have trouble getting the hubby to do it, but I know you can do it.

I've done something similar. We started off doing 1 week, then 2 weeks, and managed to work our way up to 4 months. Then we sorta slid back into old habits. I think I could do it again though.

Stitches In Cotton said...

I think you can do it. I'll take you up on that offer and see if I can do the challenge too. I need too, hubby didn't work last week.

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

Hubs never spends a DIME so its actually all on me! LOL :)

MommyP said...

I accept your challenge, Amy! My only purchases will be a Christmas gift for my mom and my dad. We are done with all other shopping anyways. And I have a good bead and clay supply for right now...

Amy said...

Hmmm... I could go an entire month without spending on necessities.. so long as necessities actually include things like shop supplies... lol

(that's what i've been spending money on all night).

I've already got all my holiday shopping done... so it won't be all that hard...

(oh wait, does clothing count as a necessity?)

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

LOL Shop supplies ONLY count as a necessity if it is for a custom order/specific order you have to get done by X time. Must be for a SPECIFIC PROJECT! (yeah I was already thinking that loophole myself!)
No willy nilly supply shopping~!!
Day One people..

Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities said...

Good luck Mama!!! I'm here for support (as are the other OUS patients!)

xo

Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities said...
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Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities said...

GO MAMA!!!

http://operationutilizesupplies.blogspot.com/2009/12/ive-been-lacking-in-ous-department.html

c said...

You can do it!!! I have faith in your success.

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