Thursday, September 9, 2010

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So if you knew me in real life you'd know that I am a shopaholic... that's right... I get my highs from buying stuff. Not just any stuff though, makeup and clothing are what seem to be my fixes.

So for the next few months though I am going to give my self a challenge ..... wait for it......... wait for it.....

(shirt:Old Navy, Jeans: BDG, Belt: American Eagle)

I am giving myself an allowance!! That's right, $40 a month to be exact. I know, I know you were expecting it to be ground breaking right? Well I guess this just proves that the tried and true ways of cutting debt and saving are here to stay.

To me at this moment $40 a month doesn't seem like a whole lot... but then I think about the people in this world that don't even see $40 in a month. ( yeah I definitely went there.... sorry for the cheese, would you like some gravy and fries with

But all kidding aside, it's true living in Canada I am super privileged... yes I am definitely not in the upper percentage of income, but I am certainly making a lot more than the majority of people in this world... and for that I am so grateful. But it's dawned on me that by spending my money the way that I do, I am not showing how grateful I actually am.

The point that I am trying to make to myself is that 1. I need to save money 2. I need to pay off the debt that I have accumulated and finally 3. That I don't need to buy stuff just to make me feel important or however it makes me feel at that moment.

I want to become wise about how and when I spend my money I want to think about my purchases and to end my tendency of living beyond my means.

Do you remember when you were little and you got a weekly allowance? That money that I was given was precious... it took me forever to decide what I wanted (if I even wanted to spend it at all). I want to get back to that. You know that feeling of "it really has to be worth it for me to want to spend my hard earned money on it".

So dear readers... what does this mean for my blog... well it means more posts. I am hoping to show you what what I will discover while shopping my closet. And learning to love the items of clothing that I already own! So that means more outfit posts...YAY! Please give me some grace as I figure that all out. And as always I would love to hear from you! I mean you are after all the ones ultimately reading this so I want you to let me know what it is that you want to see.

whew... if you've made it this far... you deserve a hug!! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my humble blog... I really do appreciate it :)

So let the count down to Christmas begin!!


  1. I'm looking forward to it!

    I'm trying to be smart about how much money I spend. I realized that there are more important things than just makeup but nevertheless, it's nice to treat yourself with a new item every now and then. :)

  2. I like that challenge! I love shopping too and it can be a challenge to stop and say wait...I don't need that. I'm looking forward to see how your challenge goes!

  3. Im also doing the $40 a month challenge. I knew there would be no way I could quit shopping all together, lol!