Friday, September 23, 2011

The Shopping Ban - And It Continues

I'm still going strong and I think it's because I've "cheated." My birthday was yesterday and I did buy myself a few things.  When I say "buy myself", I simply mean that I picked them out. They're really from the Hubs.  I got the gray booties I wore yesterday and the pair of boots and shoes seen below. It was suggested that I get jewelry and how I wish I could have! But we're on a budget, so I've got to be practical!

Madden Girl via 6pm.com

 Cleary boots via Shoedazzle

I also got a gift card to Target from the boss. Of course, I went to Target on my lunch break yesterday and started browsing. I did pick myself up one shirt. Then I got to thinking... You know, it's the kids and my sweet hubs that make my birthday (and every other day of my life, for that matter!) so special. So, I shopped for them. I bought my husband a shirt and I bought Little Guy a doctor set and Little Miss a singing microphone. So, after dinner, I surprised them all with their loot.  The hubs & I took turns singing and dancing and playing patient with the kiddies. It was the perfect little birthday celebration! 

Of course, I'm reserving the right to continue celebrating all weekend long. =) My mom is coming in town, so here's hoping we girls can get away at some point for a little bit of kid free fun!

Okay, back to the shopping ban or the more fitting title of the 100 Day Stretch. We're on Day 7 and I'm doing pretty good. I'm actually looking forward to having no more excuses and seeing how strong I can be when I venture into Target. I'm not even planning to visit Maurices or TJMaxx or I'd surely cave to temptation!  I'll try to keep you posted each week on how it's going! 

I hope you all have a fun weekend!

23 comments:

rlutz said...

Those heels are hot!! Have a great birthday weekend!

Jess said...

What a sweet way to celebrate your birthday!

Good thing you and me are just going to lunch next week and not going on a shopping date. ;)

Have a great weekend, girl!

Style Journey said...

Aww! That is so sweet you shopped for the hubs and kids on your own birthday. It sounds like a wonderful birthday at home!

I am rooting for you and your no shopping ban. You have some strong willpower to go into Target and not buy anything! It's too tempting.

Here's to hoping you have a fun filled weekend! Heather

Whitney said...

Happy late birthday, cuteness! :)

I'm doing pretty well with the no shopping ban--mostly because I have been too busy to shop!

I'm about to break it on a winter coat, though!

Ly said...

I tried the no shopping thing...yea I didn't work out for me hahaha.

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Tabitha said...

Belated Happy Birthday - everyone is entitled to some fun self purchased gifts so glad you were able to buy yourself something.

Lissa said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday! Enjoy the weekend with the family! :o)

Bravoe Runway said...

Alright...I don't think that getting gifts for your birthday is 'cheating,' so you are still in the shop free zone. That is too nice of you to get sthg for the kids and mr. tiffany (is it OK if I call him that...) lol! HEHEHE enjoy your new shoes and the wknd with your mom!

Claire said...

seriously, the trick to not shopping seems to be not tempting yourself. like not going into any clothing stores or looking online. it's soooo hard and i totally give you props for doing this.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, btw!!! It sounds like it was a good one and I hope you picked out a lot of great stuff from the hubby!!! i love those snakeskin black shoes!

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Julie said...

Have a terrific bday weekend! That is so terrific about the shopping ban. I keep thinking about joining but I don't know if I keep my discipline for that long;)

Julie

Loretta said...

glad you had a great birthday hun!xx and gosh, those shoes are gorgeous! (:

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Unpretentious Teacher said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful little celebration, with surprises for everyone! And you still sound pretty motivated to "not shop"! Good for you!!

Mongs said...

happy birthday! Did you say your birthday was 22 sept? Guess what? So was mine. Haha! I was kind of wondering earlier on if your birthday could be same day as mine. It was so sweet of you to buy presents for your family on your birthday!

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Jamie said...

My big girl wants a mic so bad... I'm gonna have to get her one soon!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Loren said...

Happy birthday! Those shoes are fantastic. You are a WAY more selfless person than I. I would have kept the Target money all for myself!! :)

Anna said...

Nah, you didn't cheat. Cheating would be going to H&M to ransack the new fall arrivals (guilty :O). You shopping for your husband and kids is nothing short of love - and you can sometimes buy that with a little money. I'm rooting for you and your shopping ban!

FAB said...

Well, happy birthday!!!!!!!!! I haven't yet been in Target since we started to "detox" I'm afraid! Lol

Kristin said...

You are one loving mama! I hope you had the fabulous bday you deserve!

Vivian said...

love those shoesss!

Teresa said...

haha love your picks!!! i'm so excited they're opening a Target store near my house.. DANGER! hahaha

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Tara said...

Can't wait to see those shoes make an appearance on the blog...another great choice :)

I'm glad the shopping ban is still holding up, though...hope there's not too much stress on you right now, because I know how much harder that makes it to avoid retail therapy!

Fashion Pad said...

This is going to be a really good challenge for you. I say this because I recently went on a 3 month shopping ban and I have really learned how to curb my shopping AND stack my money up. Good luck hunni :)

silvergirl said...

having clothing and shoes given to you isn't really shopping in my opinion and it was your birthday!!!
i haven't had too hard of a time with the ban yet. it's still early in the game though. ha
brett