Last month, if you recall, I set a goal of lowering my craft budget from $250 to $200 per month. In February we were hit with some unexpectedly large financial burdens (new laptop, water heater, excise taxes and vet bills), so, I challenged myself to spend even less on non-essential items. I'm very disappointed to say that not only did I NOT meet my goal of lowering my monthly budget, but, in fact I EXCEEDED the previous monthly allotment of $250!
Truth be told, things went rapidly downhill after I signed up for not one, but two, classes with Jenn Shurkus on March 9th at The Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs, CT. I had seriously debated about taking this class, because I knew the chances were pretty high that if I attended a class physically located IN a craft store then I was more likely to make a purchase. Will power is not my strong point. And, just as I suspected, I purchased many of the products Jenn demonstrated in class. None of which I actually needed.
Here are the items I purchased in March:
I'd like to blame Jenn, who notoriously calls herself, "Jenn-abler," because she literally put the Sizzix Sidekick and Tim Holtz
Snarky Stickers IN MY HANDS and told me "Crystal, you need these." No, Jen. NO! I really don't.
While I am disappointed for not keeping my March budget in check, I am trying not to be too hard on myself, because I do recognize
how far I've come from these astronomical craft shopping sprees. Plus, I am extremely happy to report that last month I finally paid off my ENTIRE credit card bill that had been slowly growing over the past few month's purchases. Now that is something to really be proud of!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!