A little way to keep track of what I have bought.
Football Fashion Pack $19, Big W
Total spending for January: $19
Teresa Made to Move $25, Target
Chris, The Doll Evolves $12, Kmart
Total spending for February: $37
[Gift] Danika, Fashion Meets Fairytale Fairy $15-$20, Target
Barbie: Spy Squad DVD $16, Target
Maddison Drawing Fun $12, Kmart
Let’s Go Windsurf $10, Target
Let’s Go Kayak $10, Target
Let’s Go Waveride $10, Target
Total spending for July: $71
Barbie Diamond Castle Alexa $2, Market (+$8 batteries = $10 total)
Emily (unknown) $2, Market
Catrina (unknown) $2, Market
Princess Charm School Sticker Storybook $2, Kmart
Total spending for August: $16
Zapp (2016 Dashing Denim Fashionista) $13, Target
2015 Single Item Dress $4, Target
2015 Single Item Long-Sleeve Top $4, Target
2013 Ever After High, Briar Beauty Basic Doll $25, Target
2015 Ever After High, Rosabella Beauty Basic Doll $29, Target
Total spending for October: $75
December (includes things bought throughout the year for Christmas)
2006 The Barbie Diaries DVD $10, Kmart
2015 Barbie and her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure DVD $10, Kmart
2016 Barbie and Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase DVD $20, Target
2015 Made to Move Lea, $30 (body donor)
2016 Made to Move Redhead (Aimee), Kmart $13 (on sale)
2015 Made to Move Barbie, $30 (body donor)
2007 Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper Erica Dress, $15 eBay
2011 Barbie: Princess Charm School Delancy Schoolgirl doll, $30 eBay
Total spending for December: $182
Total spending for 2016: Exactly $400.
It’s interesting because I didn’t go shopping all that often, but when I did, I tended (is that a word?) to buy huge amounts of things all at one time. For example, I didn’t buy anything from March until June, but when it hit July, I suddenly spent over $70 in one day.
Overall, there are some things I regret buying, like the $10 each ‘let’s go’ playsets and both EAH dolls, but I think I did better than 2015, where I bought every doll in the budget beach line just because they were only $15 each.
Goal for 2017: $0, or as close as possible.