I have bought myself one new thing recently – a new notebook and actually bought some new felt tips to go with it too.
There is nothing quite like buying something new, that feeling of excitement that you get when choosing what you want and then taking your new things home.
I have to say though, this feeling for me is especially heightened as I hardly ever buy anything new for myself!
I try very hard to make do with what we already have, mend if mending is needed, have been known to make things but quite often I do without. A blogger that I have recently discovered is on her own journey of a Make, Do and Mend year and I fully support her ideals. I completely agree that all of this ‘stuff’ that is out there and being advertised to us any way possible really isn’t needed.
Most of us are in a position where we have exactly what we ‘need’ and a bit of a break from buying excess and trying to Make, Make Do and Mend is as Jen puts it;
good for the planet, good for the bank balance and good for the soul”
I always try to be very conscious when buying something new of its origins and whether I really need it.
Do you love to buy new things?
Is it a treat for you to have something new or do you Make, Make Do and Mend?