A February Challenge

Hi gang!  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  We enjoyed some nice cold weather here (and you know I like that!) but had some sunshine along with it.  Winning!  If you missed my interview with Laura from Top This Top That, click here to be totally inspired today!

Last week, I mentioned that February was to be a month of DIYs.  I didn’t do many in January… too busy on the home front.  But February is looking good for one big reason.

I hereby designate February as a “no spend” month.

Now, let me qualify that a bit.  I will still be spending on groceries, sports fees and equipment, and all the usual suspects in a busy family.  What I WON’T be spending money on is anything home decor or craft related.  This is one area of my discretionary spending that needs to be put in check.

Impulse Target purchase when I was supposed to be shopping for stocking stuffers.

Just because it does.  Because I’m prone the above when the fancy strikes and the price tag seems right.  And because we’re headed on a lovely vacation to St. Thomas in March, and I would really like to have spending money to enjoy it fully. 🙂

I’m actually looking forward to the challenge!

You see, in my past few weeks of uncluttering and getting semi-organized, I realized how many DIY projects I have waiting in the wings — complete with supplies.  All they need is my time and attention.

And clearly some focus. 😉

So I thought if I forbid myself to spend any money on decor and crafting supplies, I would still have plenty of projects I can work on.  Even complete!

And there you have it!  My February challenge.  I’ll be posting my projects as I go in February and then you all can let me know how I did.

And my bank account while I’m sunning myself on the beaches of St. Thomas will thank me. 🙂

Just a reminder that Willow House is closing out all of their home decor items.  Click HERE to visit my website and order up some incredible deals.

And now for that burning question — last night did you watch the SuperBowl?  … Or Downton Abbey? 😉  Make it a great day!

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  1. Good for you! I am cutting my grocery bill to show my students that you can eat healthy inexpensively….that you don’t have to resort to the dollar menu. So far, DL and I are eating four meals–his breakfast and supper, my lunch and supper–for $10 a day!
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  2. i have been trying to do that in general- not spending unless it is needed or for business. so far i have been doing much better! 🙂
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  3. I think that’s a fantastic goal! Will be interested to see how it goes. Good luck!
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  4. Sounds like a great plan. One month shouldn’t be too hard, espeically with your nice goal waiting for you! Enjoy your vacation!

  5. hahaha, i have to laugh at the no spend month plus the encouragement to buy at willow house … but you know I’ve already clicked over. lol and I love a good no spend month, especially before a fun vacation!!
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  6. The Virgin Islands are my favorite place that I have ever been, I’d love to live where I could look out at that beautiful water. Ahhhh….. SOOOO, if I don’t spend in February will you take me with you?

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  7. Great idea! I could really benefit from something like this as a motivation to do all those someday-projects I have lying around.
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  8. Go girl, you can do it!! I can’t wait to hear all about this!
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  9. I definitely have plenty of “no spend projects” and I like you, need to save my money for a trip….a bloggers trip to Paris to shop the fleas!…Super excited!
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  10. Love your inspiring blog!

  11. Ohhhhh I should so do this idea!!! Great idea and I can’t wait to see all the great stuff you still crank out!
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