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Spending Ban Challenge!

I like to do a spending freeze two times a year. This usually takes place every February (what I like to call Frugal February) and another in August. By the way, I cannot believe it is already August! This year is flying by. Lately my spending has been out of control. While I'm not spending as much as I used to on athletic gear, it's switched over to handbags. Handbags can be way more expensive than clothes so I need to reign it in and enjoy what I have and all that. This month I am only going to buy what I need and what my cats need. Spending money on food is okay. If I run out of something like toiletries that of course is fine to purchase. But no shopping at all on bags, clothes, Amazon purchases, etc. I did however make one last purchase from Lululemon before I went on my ban. So I will have at least one or two reviews for the month of August. I may have to haul my butt over to the mall and do some store try ons. I have been lazy about going to the mall these day

Thoughts on Frugal February

Now that I've had some time to think about my self imposed ban that lasted 29 days and I've looked over my monthly excel sheet that contains every item I purchased, I ask myself was I really successful? Honestly?  I would say I was about 95% successful.  There are a few items that make me pause and think did I really need it?  Like the Tom Ford Duo Highlighter?  The answer is no, I probably could have waited until March to buy it.  But I had a 20% off coupon from Saks!  And my thinking goes, since I would buy it in March, I might as well save myself the 20% and buy it now.  Let me just add, the Tom Ford Duo Highlighter is absolutely amazing. I also purchased GoFit exercise bands from Amazon which I thought shouldn't count since it's to improve on my fitness.  I was super excited to try these out, but then I got sidelined from working out.  I somehow messed up my shoulder.  It's a muscle/nerve thing, I think.  And then because of my wisdom teeth extracti