the challenge.

You know when you have a post queued up and then you wake up and you think “yea, I don’t want to address that today?” Welcome to my life.

Having been inspired by my pal {AV}, not lent – for the record, I think this is a good idea. No spending for 30 days. She did 60, I’m not that disciplined. We’ll start with 30 and see how this all pans out.


 I know what you’re thinking ‘uh….aren’t you trying to like finish that apartment you live in or whatever?’ and the answer to that is yes.

Obviously I’d put rules on a spending freeze.

I’m only allowed to spend my budgeted amount on the apartment (which I will under no circumstances disclose on the internet) and that’s that. No clothes.

Which is funny because my clothes suck.

This is no joke.

When you work in restaurants for years, this will happen. That coupled with working where it’s acceptable to not dress up makes for a lazy wardrobe.

So we’ll see. But in the meantime, the no spending money starts on March 1…and we’ll see how this goes. 


  1. says

    I’ve been doing super minimal weekly spending limits and while I don’t always meet them, it’s still kept my spending down, which is super necessary on an au pair “salary”.

    Hit up craigslist and resale shops like mad. With searching and some craftiness, you got dis!

  2. says

    Ah! I did a spending freeze of 30 days in January and it felt so good to be able to do it! And then you’ll have a little more cash in the bank to make you feel even better 😉

  3. says

    You are much more dedicated than I am- I sadly don’t know if I could make it 30 days. That, and my birthday is in March therefore how will I buy myself presents if I do it this month? Maybe in April. Best of luck!

  4. says

    I’m also budgeting for the month of March. Mine involves no CVS or stupid purchases. Probably no clothes except for things I might need for Florida (i.e. shorts, bathing suit). Three cheers to saving money!

  5. says

    i’ve also tried the spending freeze….i did pretty good for two weeks except i spent $30 at ikea….i’m trying to stay on track for the first two weeks of march…but i already found an excuse to buy toms, new nail polish, the third book of the hunger games…….no more til march 15th!!!!

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