Today is the first day of my 7 week spending hiatus. It was Engracia at Lynwood Musings who gave me the idea which she got from Simple Lovely. I've decided to stop spending unnecessary money until the Easter holidays, 7 weeks away. I am allowed to buy essential items such as food, toiletries, phone credit, petrol etc. and I can also spend money on experiences such as going to the cinema or out for dinner (I don't want to become a hermit!). The idea is to become more mindful of what I spend my money on and to try to 'make-do and mend' as much as possible. This is going to be a really expensive year for me - I need to save as much as possible so that I have enough money to do the house the way I want. I am not usually very good at saving, I'm easily tempted by pretty things and I love the feeling of having something new, so this is going to be a really tough challenge for me. Wish me luck!
This book from Cabbages and Roses is my Bible!
It has lots of useful tips about recycling, reusing,
home-made cleaning pruducts and remedies and so much more.
Hopefully it will help me through the next 7 weeks
although it does also tempt me to buy a lot of pretty things from their shop!