I know you all have been losing sleep over your concern with whether or not I successfully completed my spending freeze or not. Let me be more honest than is necessary with you. I slipped up. In my opinion, I have a GREAT excuse, but who doesn't think that way?
About two weeks ago, my sunglasses broke. This is what I get for being "fiscally responsible" and thrifting, but that's beside the point. I couldn't bear the thought of going 2 weeks without sunnies, so I splurged at Forever and bought a pair for $3.50. Yup. Three dollars and fifty cents. I literally found the cheapest pair I could. Here are the beauties that broke me.
See my face? That's a face filled with shame. I hope you all can understand my need for sunnies and appreciate how cheap I went on them. Other than this little slip up, I was successful! It went by fairly quickly to be honest. I highly recommend doing one if you want to save a few dollars and open your eyes to how much you spend. It's frightening, but beneficial to see.
So now what? Well, I'm not jumping off of the frugal train just yet. For my next spending challenge, I am not allowing myself to buy lunch while at work for the months of September and October. I'll be brown bagging it every day. We'll call this one a lunch freeze, and it shouldn't be too difficult. It really just involves being more prepared and possibly waking up five minutes earlier to whip something up. If you have any easy and semi-healthy lunch suggestions, I would gladly welcome them! I'm going to try and mix it up more so I don't get bored as easily. Here's to hoping I can report success to you on November 1st!