It's a bitterly cold day in the mountains today with wind chills in the negatives.
A great day to stay indoors if ever there was one!
I wish I had that option. Instead I was traipsing around out in the frigid wind with my contacts freezing to my eyeballs.
What does this have to do with my no spend month, you ask?
Well, this frigid weather might be the cause of me breaking my no spend month!
These photos are of the beautiful frost on the windows in my garage. The frost makes the most gorgeous lace window coverings!
It also means I have to run my car for a while before I ever head out of the house.
Which means my full tank of gas may not last the whole month as I had hoped.
I'm at a half tank right now. It's not looking good to make it through to the end.
However, my remote start is such a blessing on these frosty mornings I couldn't possibly complain!
Other than that, my no spend month is going quite well!
The shopping list on the fridge is growing by the day.
But there are still plenty of meals left in my freezers and pantry so no worries there.
I have been unpacking some last boxes of items from the move - things I bought ages ago and didn't know quite where to put them. They've been hanging out in the garage until I figure it out.
This lantern I originally bought for outside my garden cottage but when I unwrapped it I was concerned the wood would take too much of a beating out there.
So, in it came....and I moved things around until I found the perfect spot.
Doesn't it look great on the built-ins in my master suite?
When my no spend month is over I may get a LED candle with a remote for the lantern.
Or maybe I won't. We'll see.
Another little happy spot in my bedroom is this vignette on top of my dresser. My daughter gave me that super-cool gold sparkly peacock for Christmas and it made itself at home nestled in my bird mirror.
It makes me smile every time I look at it.
So, the puttering continues, moving things here, there, and yonder for a fresh look without spending a dime.
I unpacked two copper candle sconces that I'm considering hanging on either side of the TV in the living room.
We'll see....I'm still figuring it out. I'm so hesitant to commit to the holes in the walls it's comical!
Keeping busy without buying a thing - I have to say I'm really liking this challenge. I find it refreshing to 'make do' - it's freeing, somehow. Reminiscent of a simpler time.
Halfway through.....let's see how I feel this time next week.
How's your January shaping up? Are you sticking to your goals?