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July 2013 is officially... No Buy July!!!

First of all, I realize that it's the 3rd of July. If I were a super OCD timely sort of person, I probably would've thought to do this on Monday, but I'm not and I never will be. So.

We moved this past weekend. Moving always puts a lot into perspective. Especially when it comes to stuff. And I have a lot of it. Stuff, that is.

Seriously. When you're going through all your stuff and finding surprises left and right that you didn't remember you had... Well, you're either super forgetful, or you have too much stuff. George Carlin sums it up best, here. Go ahead and watch it, I'll wait.

Dum de dum.

I'll admit I am a bit more forgetful than most people, but I'll also admit that I have a lot of stuff. And I like to buy stuff. It makes me feel better when I'm down. But do I always NEED what I buy?

No. Not really.

So. Like I said, it might be odd to start this off on July 3rd... but it's Wednesday, and my brain functions much better on Wednesdays than Mondays. Today marks the starts of No Buy July at Chez Sparkle. Meaning?

I will not buy anything other than what's absolutely necessary for my survival for a WHOLE MONTH. I'll document the process/struggle here while I do it. So, I apologize in advance for whining about that limited edition nail polish in advance... 'Kay? Awesome.


No Buy July starts NOW! Who's with me?!?


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