Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Love Life... Live Lent

Today, marks the beginning of Lent 2012...

Year after year I've tried to give up bad foods like sweets & sugar but always ended up giving in to tempetation and scoffing my face with Mars bars before Easter Sunday!
But seeing as I havent got money to pay my rent in the next few weeks I thought that this is the perfect opportunity to make me learn how to save! 

This means no clothes or make-up purchases, no magazines & alot less takeaways!!



I really want to save for a holiday this Summer as in my 20 years, I have never been abroad (well.. except for a boat trip to Scotland when I was about 8 which doesnt count!) Ive always wanted to travel & see the world & I want 2012 to be the year I get to experience my first ever holiday! Where? I have a longg long list of countries I would love to visit so itd be a difficult decision choosing one!


 I also would love to treat myself to a Macbook pro as my wee Dell Inspiron isnt exactly up to the job anymore, and seems to be dieing a long slow horrible death. I really need one for University work, so this would be a great investment.

 40 days of no shopping!!
Considering I haven't got two pennies to rub together this shouldnt be too hard to do!!

Wish me luck!

Love 
Shauna xo



(the images used are not mine, no copyright infringement intended!)

19 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! And an idea that maybe I should have done - saving for a wedding isn't easy!

    xx

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    1. Yeh its so hard tho! Only the first day and im already browsing the internet looking at the nice new spring summer clothes :( ooh your getting married?! :P Congratulations! You should try it & save hard and have the day of your dreams! :D xo

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  2. My goodness, I respect you for attempting this. I know I couldn't do it. Good Luck!

    -kim
    found the route

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    1. Thank you! It is extremely hard but Im doing good so far! The no magazines is proving the most difficult! :( xo

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  3. haha good luck!
    I never thought that it would be hard not to shop :)
    great post!

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  4. Good luck with not shopping! You can do it, and it will give you more time to study. I just saw that you are following my blog - I thought I would return the love and follow yours. You look like you are off to a great start! I'm coming to Ireland in a month for Spring Break! So, it will be nice to have an Irish Blogger friend for restaurant and sightseeing suggestions.

    http://oleanderandpalm.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm doing good so far but then again Ive been sick and havent been in any shops haha! :) ohh are u staying in Belfast? xo

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  5. I would love a Mac Book too! House buying sadly limits your dispensable income :S
    Just found your blog and <3 Visit mine?
    xo Emilie
    http://www.hungrydelights.com/

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    1. Iknow! They are so overpriced but I want one so bad especially as my boyfriend just got himself one and im super jealous :( id rather be able to buy my own house though! lol Thanks for following! :D xo

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  6. You've got to get a Mac...its the only way to go. Go refurbished for your first if it helps! That's what I did.
    Oh and I have nominated you for the awesome Versatile blogger award! :) Go check out my blog post...Thanks again for our support!
    Best,
    EMily... thepostscriptofemilywilsondesign.blogspot.com

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  7. a macbook pro is amazing :) i love mine and I don't want any other notebook anymore. The battery of it is also very longliving and -lasting.
    I want to save up money,too :'D i want to fly to NY this year. i hope i can make my wish come true.
    you made such a lovely post, dear :))

    xoxo

    http://www.flirting-with-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Iknow im selling so much stuff on ebay in the next few weeks to try and save some money for one. Me too! I reckon my life will be complete if i ever get to go to New York. My all time favourite city for sure! Hopefully some time in the future! :) Thank you! xo

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  8. You can do it! To resist the temptation of splurging, i ask my hubby to keep my credit card, as for the extra cash i immediately drop it in my piggy bank. It works!



    Dolce and Gabbana perfume

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  9. Wish you the best of luck and strength. I know it's not easy cause I've tried myself. But... you can do it! :)

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    1. Thank you! Only 2 weeks left! :)

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