I bought Two Dresses

24 Jan

I think it is important to have a goal and focus for a blog.

Last year my goal was to stop buying clothes for my girls for an entire year.  I did it, I survived, I made it.

For my first clothing purchase at the beginning of January I bought two dresses from a tiny hut in Belize.  They were 2 for $5.

I was contemplating trying to  continue my resolution and not buy the girls clothes for another year, but I decided against it.  My sewing skills have grown and I know I don’t have to go out the store whenever we need something.  I learned a lot last year and will continue to live in a frugal and non-wasteful way.  But I want to have some new goals for the blog this year and I also want to be able to buy a cute shirt when I run across one in a store.  Aleah’s pants have been slowly turning into capris and I want to be able to buy her some shirts to go under her dresses or sweaters to go over them.

After I bought the two dresses I felt relieved.  I thought I would feel bad and guilty as I ended my resolution, but I didn’t.  I felt a sense of accomplishment looking back at the past year and also excited that this experience was now behind me and I could look forward to something new.

It was strange buying the dresses because I had not done so in over a year.  But I felt okay doing it.  I thought I would regret buying the first item, but I didn’t.  I felt proud of what I had done in the previous year but also glad that it was over.  Phew.

Heres to a fresh new year full of fresh new possibilities.

4 Responses to “I bought Two Dresses”

  1. Tonia January 24, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Woohoo!! You made it!! It’s a HUGE accomplishment and you should be very proud. Your sewing has come so far!! I bet you guys saved a boat load of money, too. How perfectly sweet to treat them to new dresses on vacation to celebrate. Proud of you!!

  2. Abbey January 24, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Good job mama! Also don’t be so hard on yourself the first purchase you bought for the girls after a entire year was 2/$5!!!!!! Who could feel bad after that you! You go girl!

  3. Abbey January 24, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    sorry fast fingers! *Who would feel better after that? You go girl….

  4. bb January 24, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    and they were two for $5.00…..without any bargaining. That is as frugal as one can get.

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