I’m feeling a bit convicted this morning. I made my weekly trip to the Mission yesterday.
I had good intentions of just dropping off a few unwanted things and coming home. But no. I had to venture in to see what goodies might have arrived since last week. I did find a couple of scrub tops. A darling candle holder and vintage glass bowl. I’ve been looking for more glasses for my kitchen but didn’t find any I liked.
When I got home and was putting away my “new” things I realized I really don’t have a place for the decorative items. I also took a closer look at the candle holder and bowl. I really don’t like either of them!
So why did I buy them? Sure, they are pretty. They would look great in someone’s home. But looking around I see that I hardly have an empty surface to display them! Have I become addicted to shopping?!They don’t even match my style!
I love a bargain and I love pretty things. Somehow I have got to stop buying more!
I need to get busy and do some projects instead of buying more things! I’m going to try not to shop, not to go to garage sales and stay OUT of thrift stores for a while! It’s going to be hard but I’ve got to do it!
Here are some of the things I should be doing instead of shopping! Painting my furniture!
See the sewing machine cabinets behind the red chair? They are going to be pink! Inspired my $3 sewing machine!
I’m going to paint my bedroom furniture, china cabinet and armoire too. Just seeing all of these projects should remind me that I don’t NEED to buy anything more! I’ve got shelves to hang, drapes to make, and all sorts of other little projects to do. I just need to get busy!!
My name is Kathi and I’m a shop-a-holic!