Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3

Still going strong. I have to admit. Bella's 20 % sale has been calling me. This is harder then I thought! However, I've went through the site and made my wish list, added it all up and put the amount in my savings. I know I can do this. I'm going to visit Splitcoast's bella forum and see if anyone is willing to trade some stamped images.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1

Alright, I've had my first test at will power. Bella is having a 20% sale. 20%!!! I can't remember when it was that high. Sigh! Pushing on. I can resist!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My new Venture

I realized something tonight. I spend way to much money on things I don't really need. I was talking with several ladies tonight about how American's have way to much stuff we think we "NEED." Or buy simply because we want to. How we( American's) never really seem to take responsibility for our actions or our spending. Myself included in this. Really not taking responsibility for ourselves is just a fancy, nicer way to say we're selfish. Yes selfish. With our time, and resources. So this got me thinking of my own spending habits. Yikes I know. So this lead to my new venture, challenge really. I'm starting out small. Not because I don't want to be all in or nothing. Small because I know my habits and how hard and unlikely i would be able to quit cold turkey. I don't want to set myself up to fail. So my 3 month challenge to myself is....... To not buy any new clothes, shoes, purses, or jewelry. Anything fashion related. Here's the big one.. oh it'll be hard. To not buy any new stamps, Cardstock, Printed cardstock, embellishments, anything to do with scrapping. Unless I run completely out of a Cs color, or tape. I added that in only because I'll need colors like white and cream to use for scrap page and card backs. Which I will run out of. Along with tape. But nothing else scrap related. Now here's what I'm going to do with the extra cash flow. Every time I have the erdge to buy a new fasion or scrap related item, I'm going to take that dollar amount and put it in to my savings. Just to see how much I can be saving, and how much I really don't need or ever remember I wanted. Yikes. I'm going to be keeping a log of my 3 month journey. Follow along if you want, or not. Whatever. I'm hoping to learn something about myself on this little adventure. At the end of my 3 months I will not be taking my saved money and buying all I wanted, I'll hopefully decide and be ready to take further steps into ending my wateful spending:)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just a few things I've made

I haven't had a lot of time to make anything. These are a few cards I've made over the course of a few months. Maybe this summer I can set aside a day a week to work on crafts.