Now everything looks a little bare, so as a New Year treat for myself and the house I always buy a few bunches of scented lilies to brighten up the place and remind us that Spring will come again. Their smell fills every room and makes us feel light, cheerful and positive. Perfect when it is pouring down outside.
So now we are on the cusp of a brand new year, full of hope and excitement and for me a little trepidation too. 2012 was such a fabulous year for us, especially since moving to the cottage, I am a little nervous as to whether 2013 will continue in the same vein. I do hope so.
I rarely make New Year Resolutions as I can't cope with the pressure and invariably I have broken them by January 2nd. Pathetic isn't it? However, this year I have decided to set myself a bit of a challenge, brought on by several different factors. As from tomorrow, I intend to purchase as many of my crafting supplies second-hand. Wow, big deal. Yes I know, it's not a huge thing to do and I have been thrifting for most of my life. I just feel I need to get back to it a bit more. My reasons are these:
- I need to preserve as much money from my dwindling savings as poss.
- I need to make some money to support my family.
- I want to preserve Planet Earth and keep it healthy for my children and because I like living on it.
- I love things that have had a life but can be loved and used again.
- It takes imagination to live a thrifty life.
- I think it could be fun!