So I've done a little soul searching to determine what I can live without. The list isn't very extensive but I can give up most formal entertainment - concerts, CDs, DVDs, movies, travel, meals out, etc. I can't give up reading but I'm happy to give up buying books, and borrow from the library or friends. I can mostly give up magazines too as your lovely blogs replace that need.
I'm having trouble giving up shopping but am trying to be thrifty there. I can give up drinking alcohol and fancy dinners out. I don't know if you have Wag Jag in your area but I've been buying ones from restaurants and entertainment for half price. I bought $100 at my local butcher shop for $50. I paid $22 to get $50 at my beauty salon and I have enough for my next 3 haircuts including gifts I have received. I am extremely limiting clothing purchases. I'm trying to lose some weight so I can fit it into the smaller clothes in my closet.
I can't however give up my hair app'ts, I can't give up my Honda CRV that isn't paid for yet, I can't give up my internet connection (what would I do without you) and I can't give up my Fruits and Passion (the only bubble bath I am not allergic to)...
I also couldn`t live without fresh flowers although I buy them less and I couldn`t live without Lore, who keeps my house spic and span although she only comes 50% of the time now.
I found I can cut here and there and stretch a dollar but what I truly can`t live without are my family and friends, including all my blogging friends
Have a nice evening...