Saturday, December 10, 2011

Define Necessity


The 11 Month Project is primarily a challenge to not purchase a single thing in the first 11 months of 2012 – obviously food and certain disposable items are excluded from the challenge.  BUT it is also a challenge to redefine necessity.  Look around your house, is there really anything else you truly need?

My girlfriend has been telling me about this new cupcake pan she just HAS to have.  It has a small post sticking up in the middle of each cupcake.  You impale, say a small peanut butter cup, or other candy on each of the post, pour the batter in and TADA like magic you have a perfectly placed little candy in the center of your cupcake.  OK seriously that sounds cool.  I have visions of perfect little cupcake treats going to my daughter’s classroom and the kids ohhhhing and ahhhhing over the candy center.  But the fact of the matter is that I already have at least half a dozen or more cupcake pans in various sizes, it is not necessary to have yet another.  AND frankly I am sure the children would be equally impressed if I simply sent cupcakes in with a peanut butter cup plopped right on the frosting or imperfectly placed in the batter.

So over the next few weeks lets take a moment to evaluate what is a necessity for you.  Feel free to share in the comments here or on our Facebook page what your plan is for The 11 Month Project….are you ALL IN or just modifying your spending. 

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