I loved the idea of the 52 week saving challenge when I first read about it over at Pinas for Good. I liked the concept of saving small amounts each week and then using the amount collected at the end of 52 weeks to buy something for yourself. The deal is to spend your stash at something undeniably non-essential and irresponsible, as your reward for being good and practical the whole year long (or at least that's the rule I'm following for myself).
It took me a week or two to kickstart my 52 week challenge because I was looking for the right motivation. And I have finally found my motivation in a personalized necklace from Three Sisters Jewelry.