Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fasting From Stuff, week 2

Here I am in my second week of what I will affectionately refer to as my "Stuff-Fast." It's really more of a friendly competition between a good friend and I, but it's been helping me to re-think how I spend my extra cash.

The challenge is to not buy things we don't absolutely, positively need. No cute shirts from the sale rack, no fun new nail-polish colors, not even thrifting for me.

You see, even though I am a frugal-ista, I'm realizing how often I buy things, just because. I sort of need it, sort of want it, and then it sort of ends up sitting in a closet for 3 years.

So far, so good. My biggest challenge came when I went to Target for some foundation and lipgloss on Monday. I had just run out of my L'Oreal colorjuice (in Watermelon Crush, that stuff is seriously sent from Heaven), and I was in desperate need of new foundation too. So I booked it over to Target on my lunch break whispering my mantra, "Foundation, lipgloss, foundation, lipgloss. Nothing Else!!!" I'm sure all the people in the skyway thought I was insane.

And I made it. I walked out of there with my foundation and my lipgloss, and nothing else.

How about you? Have you ever gone on a fast from something other than food?


  1. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

    I just tried to do a 4 week stuff-fast, as you call it - and it didn't go that well. Lesson learned: not ideal to do a no shopping challenge in the midst of moving! I'm going to try again when I'm back from vacation and settled into my house. :)

  2. Those little birds in your picture are ADORABLE! I love them! This has nothing to do with your post really. I just needed to proclaim my love for your sweet little birds.

  3. Haha, thanks Ashley! It's actually a planter, hopefully it will be out on the porch soon with some flowers in it too!!!

    Jane- I'm glad you stopped by here too! Yes, you are right, it would be WAY too hard to do a stuff-fast when you are moving. But if/when you decide to do it, let me know how it goes for you!



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