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There is a web site called Obsessive Consumption. Kate Bingaman-Burt draws everything she purchases. I found out about this from a newspaper column written by Anna Griffin (check it out). I have cut back on my spending in the last year, but got suckered in by an ad from Staples for bargains for $1. Of course I bought things I didn't need like two rolls of scotch tape (but they were only $1!). More envelopes, photo paper that was actually $9.99 and I have to wait for a rebate. A three hole punch that fits in a binder, which I really don't need, but was a beautiful magenta color. The post-it flags above that were actually $2 but, hey, again they were regularly $4.49. Then I had to have two more $1.00 plastic pencil cases that I do love but didn't need two more! Thank goodness I don't do this often. Even though I only spent $10, I realize that spending like this is how your money disappears. I loved doing this drawing. It was very soothing to draw the receipt. Check out Anna's column and Kate's web site, it's very fun.