If you don't happen to be a shopaholic .... or don't have any idea what I'm talking about .... please feel free to click the little X in the corner of your web browser and stop right here! 'Cause otherwise, this post might seem pretty superficial and petty to you.
Now that everyone has been properly warned (and there are no haters left out there, I hope!), I will say it again.
I love to shop.
Nordstrom and Anthropologie are my drugs of choice.
I could easily (and happily) visit these establishments several times a month.
And it wouldn't be all that shocking for me to buy things each and every trip.
It's pathetic, seriously.
Not something I'm proud of.
But I'm striving to change that!
Because of my SIMPLIFY mantra this year (per my New Year's post), I am on a quest to have less. And want less.
And a big part of that is shopping less.
A whole LOT less.
I have a partner in crime.
My partner in more than one capacity, in fact.
Sherry is my teaching partner (she teaches in the mornings, I teach in the afternoons), my friend, my neighbor, my shopping accomplice.
You've "met" her here before (as well as her little guy and Lucy's buddy, Cam), but just in case you forgot ...
Here we are in Disneyland (she's Grumpy, I'm Goofy).....
(She's not really grumpy, by the way.)
Here we are at the rodeo last Summer
(with the Kenny Chesney look-alike behind me).....
Here we are as Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween this year .....
And here are she and Lucy.
I love this picture.
It's hanging in my Mom Cave.
Now that you know Sherry (again)....
back to the point of this post!
The BOTH of us are shopaholics.
And since we kind of tend to (poorly) influence each other where shopping is concerned .... and since we see each other practically every day of our lives .... I decided we might as well be in this together.
So I made us a SHOPPING ALLOWANCE for the year!
I said THE YEAR.
As in ALLLLLLLL of 2012.
This is going to be ONE. TOUGH. CHALLENGE.
The reality of it kind of makes me shake in my boots (of which I am allowed ONE pair this year, by the way!)
It could be a long year!
So. I'm putting this "out here" so you gals can help keep us accountable!
Don't be afraid to ask me every now and then how I'm doing with my NON-shopping!
Believe me, I'm gonna need all the HELP I can get! :-)
I'll keep you all updated, too .... as I check items off my list.
Dare I ask .... are there any other crazy, obsessive shoppers out there???
Please tell me we aren't the only ones!!!