I might try to copy a page out of your book Vicki and try to use shopping to motivate me to reach a goal (I already got the boys part handled :) ). What goals? I'm not sure yet, but what I can tell you is what will be motivating me.
This dress from Modcloth:
This overpriced, potentially rain-resistant jacket for throwing on over things when I inevitably end up biking in the rain:
And this wildly inappropriate for the weather headband, even though I should be enjoying these days of 70s and 80s instead of pushing for fall to come:
Help me out here- what can I work towards that makes purchasing these items less guilt-inducing?