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May 17, 2013

purpose of this

I have been writing this blog for a little over a month now and have been trying to stay encouraged and inspired by other bloggers, pinterest, magazines, etc.  And while I love looking at outside sources for inspiration, it is important for me to remember why I started a blog in the first place. Here are a few notes from way back when (two months ago)......

Blog Ideas:
~Secondhand Only- clothing, home decor
~Simplicity- NOT trying to keep up with the Jones'
~Money- NOT spending money unnecessarily
~Trying to stay away from Big box stores- and trying to be original
~"We shouldn't spend money on new things just because we have the money."
~Environmentally Savvy- Why wouldn't I aim to have things that are already made than buy NEW things, only perpetuating our culture's habit of being consumers?
~I want to be challenged to stick with something that is important to me.
~Perhaps I will be inspired by my own ingenuity.
~Shopping perpetuates shopping- buying more and more to go with the things that I just bought!
~BALANCE- there is an importance to balance as well- being spending conscious doesn't mean NOT allowing yourself to have nice things or quality products.
~Especially with an eventual move north coming, I will want to decorate/"nest" by filling our new home- maybe this will help me remember to be conscious and aware even during a time of transition!

I literally copied and pasted this from a "sticky note" on the desktop of my computer, on which I added reasons to start the blog over a few weeks.  This is why I started this, and I hope, humbly, that I will continue to reflect this list throughout the blog.

**enjoy your weekend**


1 comment:

  1. All honorable goals, friend! Thanks for the inspiration!