Making a list…checking it twice…and sticking to it!
I think the last part above is the hardest part of Christmas shopping. I was so very tempted this weekend to purchase something that would have blown our Christmas budget out of the water. Would it have been nice to have? Yeah, probably. Do we need it? Nope. So I walked away and didn’t go back.
It’s tough to do that. My guess is that the item is now gone or will be gone shortly since it is a hard to find item. I’m okay with it, though. We didn’t need it no matter how exhilarated I felt because I found a hard to find item.
It’s funny because those “finds” sure get my blood pumping. My mom and I can talk for a long time on the phone and we end up chatting even longer when we discuss the deals we have come across. We are alike that way. But, we both can walk away when we need to (although it took me a while to get to that point). I think just the little bit of an adrenaline rush is now good enough for me 🙂