2014-04-12

Year without shopping - April update, and a Love Giveaway!


 This last month has been a crazy time for me. It started out with hopelessness
and despair, went on a tangent with a sudden wonderful trip, threw in a long
heavy cold and then finished off on a high note with some very happy news.
 And 'No-shopping-wise' I have checked off a few things on my list:




1. I have squared away my winter clothes to fit my summer dresses
and I can safely say I am all set for summer...
 
2. A pair of spring shoes was on my list of allowances and I was lucky
to find some (fake?) Uggs on Ebay, for a fraction of the original price.
They're in the mail and I will get them next week.

3. I have started clearing out my junk and just donated a giant bag of books
to a local well-fare organization. It felt really good and I plan to pack up
and donate more stuff over the coming weeks.


 But although my Valentine's wish has come true, being strong is still sometimes hard
when being alone. I am looking at another month of sleeping alone, eating alone,
coming home to a dark house and not being able to reach out to touch warm skin.

So I am planning on getting some boring stuff out of the way, like seeing a dentist
and visiting suppliers, but I also wanted to do something fun - and what is more fun
than a giveaway? I want to give back to all you lovely blog friends who have
supported me during this time - so I'm having a Love Giveaway!

3 readers will get a package containing a sari/scarf (white, cream or purple),
a decorative fabric heart, a vintage style tag and a few other bits and bobs!




All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post!
Please make sure to link back to your own blog or email.
I will draw the 3 winners on Easter Sunday (first picked, first choice of sari).


Good luck!




 




30 kommentarer:

  1. Wahoo! Consider me officially entered: http://thecuriousprofessorz.blogspot.com/. I'm so happy to see you so cheerful.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Consider yourself officially entered, Franny! :)

      Radera
  2. I simply have to enter here, the picture looks to lovely! Lene(at)herr-der-mails(dot)de

    SvaraRadera
  3. I'm so glad things are looking up and I hope the time before you and your sweetie are reunited passes quickly. In the never-ending-story that has become my house move, I've been been delivering loads of stuff to our local charity shop, and it really is a great feeling. :)

    Your giveaway goodies look so pretty!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I've been wondering how your move has been going - are you in the new house yet?
      I will have to donate lots more stuff once Cinnamon man is back - or his stuff just won't fit.

      Radera
  4. It's good to hear that you're doing better and keeping busy, the remaining time until you'll be together again will fly by a lot faster if you just busy yourself. ^^

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, and I sort of forgot to socialize for a while and ended up in a funk. But I'm making plans and dates with friends and family again now.

      Radera
  5. A great giveaway but I'm not entering, my dear, because I'm trying to downsize stuff at the moment!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's what I'm trying to do too, so I totally understand :)

      Radera
  6. I am glad things are getting better!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Being separated from the One who fills our darkest days with light and makes our smiles a bit bigger is hard. I understand, beautiful lady. Hope your dental visit goes well. What a beautiful giveaway love. I lust after that lovely tag, and am mentally sauntering around in a purple saari.
    Peace, love, and light to you! Www.lovelightandwine.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, everything is at a stand still without my baby.
      I hope the path is becoming clearer for you, Sarah.

      Radera
  8. I love the giggles I'm reading in this post. So very happy your Cinnamon love is coming back to you, and you get to have some Ms Misantropia time before he gets there.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Actually, lately I have been wondering what direction Ms Misantropia should take this summer. I thought I'd be doing lots of DIY's, but I have not been in that mood at all. My head is full of other things.

      Radera
  9. Ah what a beautiful and generous giveaway! Do enter me please!

    I also wanted to drop by and thank you for your kindness and support with my Etsy crisis the other day, it means so much to have such lovely blogging friends.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Of course you are entered, Jennifer!

      I'm glad you got back on the right keel so quickly :) But don't worry about having a crisis or a low mood at times, no-one can spread light and optimism 24-7.

      Radera
  10. It's lovely to know that everything's falling into place for you.
    Not long now and your love will be home too. Where he belongs.

    I'm not entering your giveaway, as you've been so generous to me already,
    but what pretty prizes. Good luck to everyone else :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. And so have you been to me :) I also hope that things start looking up for you soon.

      Radera
  11. I love how you're not moping, but finding ways to distract yourself and do some tasks. This month will pass before you know it!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I hope your right, but I did actually have a melt down last week. But I'm back on the horse now :)

      Radera
  12. Vilka fina nyheter :) Ha en underbar påsk!

    SvaraRadera
  13. This is a guilt-trip post for me... It reminds me of all the clothes covering the reading room floor and the fact that I'll eventually have to sort them out... Bleh.
    Be strong Ms. Misantropia, it's one month and then... "It's a wonderful, wonderful life" ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh, I hope you're right about that "wonderful" part :)

      Radera
  14. I haven't been on a no shopping, but I have started a modified "spending freeze" and we have been doing really well. So glad honey is coming home!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I think keeping an eye on ones spending is sometimes enough, but I just have way too much stuff!

      Radera
  15. I have no idea if you ship worldwide, but... well Austria is not so far away from your place :) Fingers crossed!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, I ship internationally :)
      I'm drawing the winners and posting tonight, good luck!

      Radera

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