6.09.2010

{ mindful consumption }


That is what I am calling the spending hiatus when I drop the ball on the hiatus part of it {oops}. Many of you have been asking if I'm still doing it and seeking some inspiration for your own...

So, I confess - I've spent some money lately friends. And I'm feeling kind of guilty about it - especially since I had been being so good about saving $ and putting it towards our travel fund, our retirement fund, our pay off the house early fund. But the goods news it has been intentional (and it hasn't been on clothes). So what have I been buying? I spent $ on garden supplies (grasses, veggie plants, flowers, etc.). I bought a new Vitamix. Which I am in love with. I seriously would grab it (right after the children, the photo albums, my laptop and then the vitamix) if my house were ever on fire. I bought a new juicer. With the amount of green juice I am desiring (and the amount my family keeps drinking) I needed one more powerful than my $6 thrift store juicer. I scoured the internet and read a million reviews and finally settled on this one. Oh, and I bought this print from Ink+Wit which I will love looking at everyday. Such a simple, yet potent reminder to focus my day on what's important. I've been spending more money on food lately - healthy, organic goodness. So basically, all of these purchases fall into the home & self improvement/maintenance arena, right? I think I'm feeling the pain of all of it a bit as it comes right on the tail of summer camp payments, house repair stuff, horseback riding lesson fees (yikes), plane tickets, etc. Anyway, I'm done. I've got my kitchen goods and garden stuff and now onwards & upwards of a summer of less consumption period.

More doing and less buying.

3 comments:

dmoms said...

it is so hard. Right now I am *wanting* everything - clothes especially! This has been a harder month for us with some unexpected and expected spending so truly there has been nothing left to spend!

Iman said...

I'm on the fence about getting a vitamix. What is the difference between a juicer and a vitamixer? I thought you can throw everything into a vitamix and it will basically make into a liquid for you?

karen★ said...

I think you're doing awesome! The items you purchased will be put to great use! Plus, now you can stay home with those beautiful children & tend your garden & never spend money again! You are officially set.