Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

Shopping Ban: March Success… sorta

This year, I decided to embark on a self-imposed shopping ban.  You can read more details about it here, and hereand my January update here.  To sum it up, no shopping for clothes, jewelry and make-up for a whole year.  I am allowed 3 exceptions, including a pair of black boots, an iTouch, and a winter jacket.  This challenge is to help me shop my own closet, and be more creative with making items, and re-using items.  I am also allowed to shop at thrift stores with my “reward” money ($25) for staying within my $1,000 monthly budget.  This is my monthly update.

Ladies, this was a sort-of-success!  I stayed away from malls – except to get my co-worker a gift where I almost fell prey to temptation.

I also bought a dutch oven pot (I’ve always wanted one!  And it was on sale $99.99 $34.99), and some organizing boxes for my room, closet and cupboard.  I felt like this was kinda cheating, especially when my sister called me out on it, “Frugirl, who is the one on a shopping ban??”

I’ve also compiled a list of shopping banners, to keep one another motivated.  I’ll link to them in this post, and if you’d like, send me your updates and I can link there here, as well!

And Rosie from Financially Fabulous just completed self-imposed shopping ban!  Good for her! 🙂

Please let me know if I’ve missed anyone, or if you’d like to be added to the list!  Just send me an e-mail or leave a comment.



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