Crunchy Chicken has issued her latest challenge – Buy Nothing in April. Hmmm…this sounds great and theoretically shouldn’t be that hard, but April’s not shaping up to be a good month for not shopping. For one, I need garden supplies. For another, I have 3 birthday boys to find gifts for (husband, nephew, and father), as well as a baby shower. Oh, then throw in the yearly Major Belly Dance Shopping Event at the annual Des Moines workshop this weekend and I think I’m toast as far as buying nothing goes… I signed up for the challenge anyway.
I’m going to tailor this challenge a little differently to fit my special needs… For me, April will be Buying Nothing Crafty, Unplanned, and Not Absolutely Essential. So, new fabric is out. I can use this month to try to use up some of my ever expanding stash; it’s not like I’m hurting for fabric! The perfect hip scarf at the workshop is in – I know myself well enough to be certain that my willpower will be out the window once surrounded by All Things Sequined. My rescheduled hair cut on April 4 is in (after all, it WAS supposed to be a March expense). Splurging on hair color –out. Supplies to get the garden up and running – in. Not-so-necessary pretty gardening gloves – out. I can wear an old pair.
So, I guess I’m going with “Buy Nearly Nothing in April”. Not achieving the full effect for sure, but I’ll do what I can.