I have been saving money for a new car, for a while. I want to pay cash for a brand new car or close to it. I have enough if I settle for a small car with no bells and whistles. But I would have a lot more if I stop dipping into my saving to fund my projects to keep me busy around the house. I can not believe today I spent $450.00 and I can not justify what I spent the money on. A bunch of crafts lol. I am trying to change my whole house but one area at a time. Right now I am working on a new side table and remodeling my laundry room. I have so much guilt because that money was needed elsewhere and if I just waited I could of got everything in due time. Now I have to pay myself back in installments. I need to learn patience. That is one lesson I can start with today. No more pulling from my savings to pay for hobbies. I need to make a note of this to keep reminding myself this new rule. Last Friday I was so proud of myself to hit a mild stone on my budget and today I feel like I set myself back at least 2 months. This is going to be hard.