Saturday, January 5, 2013


Happy New Year! I hope you had a great New Year's Eve {and New Year's Day, my new favorite holiday}.  I've been thinking about New Year's resolutions, particularly the stereotypical ones like working out more or eating one green smoothie a day, but I wanted to think of a few that somehow related to my no shopping vow.  I thought about challenging myself to be more frugal by not only not shopping, but engaging in MORE activities that cost nothing at all.  I have been good about not breaking my no shopping rule {almost 8 months strong!}, but there are things I love to do that involve spending, such as going out to brunch and meeting my friends for a cocktail.  Here is a list of things to do I want to keep in mind throughout the year that cost NOTHING:

- go hiking in Yellow Springs
- cook MORE homemade meals
- walk around Victorian Village to look at all of the pretty homes
- have homemade picnics in Goodale Park
- have game nights {Apples to Apples and Scrabble are favorites!}
- have movie nights at home with friends
- spend time on the beach on Lake Erie
- go for walks around unexplored areas of the Short North

 Judith Leiber's FEED 1000 clutch {buy here}, Pianegonda ring, OPI's "Big Apple Red" with Sephora by OPI's "Traffic Stopper Copper"

So, those are my "resolutions!" Here's to hoping I stick to them! What are some of your resolutions? 



  1. Great post! Would you like to follow eachother? xx

  2. Wow you have been doing so well! I think my best was not shopping for two weeks, and I thought that was hard! Good luck with your new resolutions x

  3. Ohhhh those macaroons look so yummy!! Love that ring too(: Newest follower right here!
    xoxo, Gena
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  4. I really like macaroons and that pic is great. Have a nice end of the weekend.