12. – I Broke My Shopping Ban (But I’m Okay With It)

For more than a year I’ve absolutely hated how burgundy, dark & unnatural my hair looked from Henna-ing it over & over again for so long. I went to a chainstore salon last month (before the shopping ban) and paid $110 for them to make it look more natural. They did basically NOTHING. It lookedContinue reading “12. – I Broke My Shopping Ban (But I’m Okay With It)”

No. 9 – The Silver Lining

My shopping ban has been going beautifully so far & I feel very optimistic about it. With how much money stress I’m under with the sudden 20% decrease in our income next month & how much I’ve been thinking about money – even spending it on necessities stresses me out at the moment. So thereContinue reading “No. 9 – The Silver Lining”

No. 5 – Inspired by Cait Flanders to Try A Shopping Ban

These words are some parts from the end of her book, “The Year Of Less,” as advice to people who want to try the experiment of doing a shopping ban. You can get the book on Kindle (for $1.99) or as an Audible book. I will not earn any money if you buy this book,Continue reading “No. 5 – Inspired by Cait Flanders to Try A Shopping Ban”

No. 4 – A Big Purchase: Raised Garden Bed ($160)

I let myself spend this money because my husband & I had been planning to do this for a long time. This bed (as you can probably see) is next to the stairs in the backyard. We & anyone who visits us only use these stairs (back door is so much easier to get toContinue reading “No. 4 – A Big Purchase: Raised Garden Bed ($160)”