I have resolved not to buy anything that I don’t need in order to survive during the month of January. We are halfway through and I’m really enjoying the process. I think through every purchase with so much more consideration than before. The official rule of a spending diet is no shopping- like, no window shopping or internet browsing. I kind of like exercising the power or look but don’t touch here. So here is a list of totally frivolous, unnecessary things that have tempted me.
This fabric for a quilt or dress that I want to make eventually…
File under “unnecessary but fun,” or “emergency sleepover kit:” this set of 11 food-inspired face masks.
THIS SHIRT. Why do I want this shirt so badly?
These stoneware meets tinware mugs! It’s like camping in your kitchen!
Ugh. How luxurious. Rose gold makes everything more… dignified.
I would really like this linen/cotton duvet for the spring. Especially with the bed frame I’m eyeing.
I really want either/or/both this keyring and wrist strap.
Who else is tired of buying? I have serious consumer fatigue. I am trying to take a break from spending, for my economic health and just my general sanity. Here is how I will navigate those gifting situations where you normally need to buy.
Hostess Gift: Homemade No-Knead Bread
Birthday: To make an easy favorite scrubby face mask, mix together honey, thyme, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
For kids: Did you know you can make your own temporary tattoos??? It looks so easy!
For soul sisters: How fun to make one of these swing dresses together!
Wedding: A homemade blanket or quilt, or a homemade woven pillow.
A packet of seeds with a loving note and personal illustration.
Thank You: Cinnamon Roasted Pecans
Mother’s Day: Handmade Paper Wreath
Father’s Day: Your top 5 recipes, hand written.
Valentine/ Anniversary: Home cooked meal with a handmade card