For the past two weeks, I've participated in a "Spending Hiatus" that has been featured on Simple Lovely's blog. She's doing a great job of keeping everyone motivated, and it's been a great help. I have to say that I've done not too badly. I've just come out of a long weekend which was spent at home - far away from the temptation of the city. My weaknesses are the thrift shops where I can pick up cheap books, coffee shops, and magazines.
Now, the spending hiatus is until April 1st, and the idea is that you only spend on essentials - the groceries, the bills, the stuff that you just have to spend on. But all the little extras... they can wait. I'm hoping to save enough to take a little vacation this summer. We'll see. Cross your fingers!