What? A spending freeze? Yep.
You’re probably wondering what the heck I am talking about and why am I blogging about it? Basically I’m not spending any money. Except for food and expenses. I know what you’re thinking… THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE. It is pretty hard, but so far I’m one week into it and it’s not going that bad…
How it works:
- only spend money on groceries, food, and bills
- limit 4 receipts a week for the 4 weeks
The reason why food is apart from groceries is because Jeremy and I really enjoy going out for breakfast on the weekends and we usually account for that when we buy groceries. So food should really be “weekend brunch/lunch” but I felt it was easier to encompass this way… but this also means no lunch or coffees during the week.
NO COFFEES?! I know… but luckily I have my new Brooklynese coffee cup set from Fishs Eddy to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
At the end of my first week of the spending freeze, I’m doing pretty well. I’ve bought groceries and brunch this morning which totaled about $100, thinking about the things I could have bought and didn’t, 4-5 coffees, 3-4 lunches, and things I didn’t need right now like clothes, I’ve saved a lot of money. It is hard working in a commerce area and avoid spending money especially with the good sales right now!
You’re probably still like, why the heck are you doing this? I think I just feel like a challenge especially since I could easily spend $75+ on clothes a week if I had no restraints. That’s what I get for working retail. Are you good at saving money or do you love to spend it like me?
Usually I hate the end of the weekend, but I have a lot to look forward to! For one James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The Black and White cookie I picked up yesterday and a mini-vacation at the end of this week. I know it doesn’t sound that exciting, but I have been so busy lately, it’s the little things that I look forward too!
In my recent adventures in Manhattan I wandered into Fishes Eddy. Unfamiliar? Well, you’re in for a treat. Whether you just browse the website or stop in to shop around the 889 Broadway store there are lots of treasures to discover! I snapped a picture of a very adorable mug:
Isn’t that ADORABLE? Not only do they have a Man & Woman image but a Man & Man and Woman & Woman image. Equality and cute mugs for the win! This would make the cutest little wedding or engagement gift. Actually anything on their site would make a sweet wedding gift! I’m lusting after this coffee set:
Adorable!! They use the “Brooklynese” of the words, so instead of coffee, it’s “cawffee”. They look so unsuspecting too! Of course I don’t have a coffee pot let alone a place to put this set so I will have just have to wait! I’m basically obsessed with this store and hope to visit again! I only picked up a multipurpose glass on this visit for iced tea, but they have LITERALLY everything, especially if you don’t like to dig around antique fairs/stores they have some items in milk glass that look retro and are really fun.
Do you pick out dishes and other housewares online too? I hope you don’t get too lost browsing their website, I’ve picked out about 50 items that I want for my future apartment. I’m off to do some school work, but I have some more posts coming your way this week!