One of my October challenges was to spend with care, looking back now I’m not sure that it went that well, I managed to spend a lot. However I would say that some of the purchases were perfectly valid such as vacation trip to the US, a weekend trip to Hamburg and plane tickets for a trip to Norway later this year. I was so in need of vacation and it was also on the list of things to do for 2012.
I also bought some more furniture for my home, true I could have waited for a month to keep them out of the October shopping still I’m a very impulsive person and have a tendency to just do things. The kitchen table haven’t been assembled yet since I need to move the old one first, once it’s up I will get some pictures on here and you can see what I mean.
I did also buy some clothes, most of it in the US. I was on vacation and it was cheap, and it wasn’t H&M, all but one post on my vacation trip there is still waiting for me to post them together with some other ones on what I have been up to this year – something about there only being 24hr in a day and sleep is required as well.
I have thought twice before purchasing some things during the month and I don’t think that will change, as giving a thought to the environment, the rest of the world and what you really need before buying it does keep you back. My decision to stop shopping at H&M for now also make a difference as plenty of my stupid impulsive shopping is taking place there.
Well, I think I might try it again down the road, however Christmas is coming up and this year it’s what we call a BIG Christmas, when the whole (and I mean the whole) family meet up at my mother’s place. Christmas presents are a must! Purchased with care of course.
I almost forgot, during the month of October I became a collector of Starbucks mugs, so I might have gotten a few of those as well…oops!