Cleaver title huh?

Starting Monday, I will be doing a “No Spend Month.” for the month of November.

If you are unfamiliar with a “No Spend Month (or NSP for short),” you can check out my previous blog post HERE.20190623_1914528660145702366114274.jpgBasically a NSP is where you only spend on the essentials (food, utilities and other bills) and ditch the impulse buys or any “wants.”

You only get what you need. resized_20191024_1723484484458245741743194.jpgThe last week and a half has been a run around between a work Halloween party, trick or treating downtown, the farm and a Halloween wedding.20191031_1622244821181992418610559.jpg[Which by the way, a Halloween wedding is really fun.]20191031_173113383900368521609239.jpgI was often in some store to pick up last minute items for those events and found that I would grab “unnecessary” items like candles or trinkets for the kids.

The reason I wanted to do this was for Christmas.

I haven’t bought much in advanced like I typically do, but if I can at least save some extra money for Christmas, that would fantastic.20191101_1225532689666033710927778.jpgTarget right now has a ton of fall and Halloween items 50% off. I grabbed this Frozen II stationary set for my oldest since she loves to draw.

I also stocked up on a few things for Halloween next year and purchased some gummy bears for Valentine’s Day goodies for my daughter’s school.20191101_1253584303915927816742832.jpgIf there are any Halloween items you can reserve for Christmas, definitely do it. It will save you a ton of money. If not, you can at least save on items for next year.


While I have a few bucks in my Starbucks gift card, I am going to cut that spend as well. When I work my 6:00am shift, I need to leave the house by 5:15am. 20191101_131432606173146748721908.jpgI prefer to just wake up and get out of the house as fast as possible to avoid waking up the kids so early in the morning.

If I make coffee or black tea (with lemonade) the night before, I can be prepped for the morning and not have to spend the money [and time] getting Starbucks.

I am also going back on cutting out my candles.; it’s a problem! I’ve been getting 2-3 a week and while that not seem like a lot, that money adds up over time. 20191014_1456472043808685220983093.jpgIf I bought 2 candles every week, in one year that’s $52 that could have gone to put towards a bill or just left in my wallet.

It’s not about depriving yourself, it’s being more intentional with the way you spend your money and avoid impulse buys.20191013_1617433243651671302004875.jpgThe twin’s birthday is coming up on the 12th, so I want to have a little extra to take them out to the indoor playground. Even though this isn’t an essential spend or bill, I am budgeting it in.

You make the rules. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re interested in doing the “No Spend Month” of your own, leave a comment and join me here for weekly updates.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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