We're almost halfway through November, and all I have to say is...yikes!
I thought this would be a fairly easy experiment. It would give me time to plan for Christmas buying, and it wouldn't be too hard otherwise because I didn't "need" anything.
And them my mom came to visit and we went to Kohl's. MAN OH MAN. Talk about trial by fire! I can quite easily blow a ton of money in Kohl's (especially when they give you those great 30% off coupons) but I managed to behave myself. I -almost- cracked and bought a purse (I'd really like a cross-body one) but I decided it wasn't big enough to fit my necessities and I put it back. Phew!
There have been some other challenges. A friend of mine released her debut novel this month, and even though I'm dying to read it, I'm going to wait until December. I need to get a new pair of Spanx since my old ones tore. I saw a really cute coat in an Old Navy commercial. I found a bunch of writing contests that I want to submit to, but they ALL charge submission fees. It's been a little tough.
I did buy two items from my Stitch Fix, but that was allowed in my original rules. Other than that, I bought a $1 sheet of to/from labels from Target as a Christmas-prep kinda thing. So, so far, No Spend November hasn't broken me. It's been trying, though! I hope I don't go spend crazy in December as a result. :-/