For lent I gave up a couple things. I do this every year and am 99% successful. There was the year I gave up meat only to realize that I had bacon pieces in a salad 3 days into lent. This year one of things I gave up was shopping online. I do most of my shopping online because it’s convenient and 9 times out of 10 I can get a better deal. It was a hard decision to make but I knew
So far it’s going OK. There have been a few moments of temptation but nothing too bad. It helps to NOT read any of the emails featuring discounts or special sales. Over the weekend I won a $50 CSN gift code from Linda at Silly Little Mischief. It was good until a few days after Easter but I knew if we didn’t use it right away, we’d forget about it. Of course I couldn’t use it but WE could.
I told Micah we had a $50 to spend at CSN and that he should use it for something we could use for the house. I gave him a few hints (throw pillows, gardening tools, floor lamp) and of course he ignored them all and purchased these:
OK, I’ll admit that we need some help in the garage. Gardening season is upon us and our tools need a place to live. I’m still not sold on the beer can chicken griller thing. Every time we grill something, we always throw a chicken on after to take advantage of the already hot coals. On more than one occasion, the chicken has gone up in flames for one reason or another. I like a good grilled chicken but I’m not sure this would help.
Oh well. It was free money. What would you have purchased with the gift code?