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post #581 of 636
Spent money on clothes, but I haven't done that in a year either, so I'm betting it was necessary.

1st : $3.50
2nd
3rd $3 (3)coloring books $7.50 music book $2.50 drinks $60 wireless router $25.50 eating out $65 DH's game
4th $5.50 drinks/snack
5th $15 pizza
6th
7th $18 fast food $5 coffee $50 wrap
8th $22 pictures $8 facial cleanser
9th : $2.25
10th : $7
11th : $2.25 $10 book store $26 Victoria's Secret $6 pretzel & drink $10 eating out
12th : $2.25 . . . $20 coffee & eating out
13th
14th
15th : $2.25
16th : $2.25 pizza $15
17th $14 eating out
18th
19th $2.25 pop and candy
20th
21st
22nd $3.50
23rd : $3
24th
25th : $1.50 $5 pop and snack
26th : $5 $5 coffee

KEY/GOALS/TOTALS

No Unnecessary Spending 8

: 0/300 Savings

: $358

: $31.25 Badge Spending $377.25 Spending Total
post #582 of 636
03/01:
03/02:
03/03: $9 Shipping.
03/04:
03/05:
03/06:
03/07: $20 KFC (Mmm, coleslaw. )
03/08:
03/09:
03/10: $3 Goodwill goodies.
03/11:
03/12:
03/13:
03/14: $17 fabric, quilt batting, pattern & easter egg cookie cutter.
03/15:
03/16:
03/17:
03/18: $3 Salvation Army
03/19:
03/20:
03/21: $2 Artsy crafty kit for dd, $4 storage cubes.
03/22: $28 Chinese food.
03/23: $5 Shipping
03/24: $7 Goodwill
03/25:
03/26:
03/27:

18/20 No spend days
$98/$100 Unnecessarily spent
post #583 of 636
Thread Starter 
01.. $23 Pizza Putt
02.. , : $750
03.. $51 reusable gift bags at Lucky Crow
04.. $21 Girl Scout Cookies
05.. $184 pool
06.. , :
07.. $35 pool floats and toys
08.. $13 princess clock
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15.. , : $1,950
16.. $15 on stuffed easter bunnies
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18.. $10 on chocolate and cookies
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21.. $6.81 Chinese food
22.. $94 Reading lamp and Dracaena
23..
24..
25.. $20 dinner out with bookclub
26.. $242 Airline ticket for my Dad to come visit us
27.. $18 bra and photo book for daughter
28.. 40th Birthday today...goodbye 30s, hello 40!
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31..

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My Goals:

14/20 No Spend days
6/5 Let the Car Rest Days :
: Put Money in Savings $2,700/$3,000[/QUOTE]
post #584 of 636
1st : $3.50
2nd
3rd $3 (3)coloring books $7.50 music book $2.50 drinks $60 wireless router $25.50 eating out $65 DH's game
4th $5.50 drinks/snack
5th $15 pizza
6th
7th $18 fast food $5 coffee $50 wrap
8th $22 pictures $8 facial cleanser
9th : $2.25
10th : $7
11th : $2.25 $10 book store $26 Victoria's Secret $6 pretzel & drink $10 eating out
12th : $2.25 . . . $20 coffee & eating out
13th
14th
15th : $2.25
16th : $2.25 pizza $15
17th $14 eating out
18th
19th $2.25 pop and candy
20th
21st
22nd $3.50
23rd : $3
24th
25th : $1.50 $5 pop and snack
26th : $5 $5 coffee
27th $20

KEY/GOALS/TOTALS

No Unnecessary Spending 8

: 0/300 Savings

: $358

: $31.25 Badge Spending $397.25 Spending Total
post #585 of 636
I've got to go to a cash system and not carry cards at all. That's my plan for next month!
post #586 of 636
????/???? gas
$88/$50 eating out budget!
$80/$50 household budget... I need some jars.
$1022/$850 food... we eat tons of fresh fruits and veggies and I can't seem to get this lower. Suggestions welcome!

1st: $231 Food; $124 vitamins; $52 DH's ipod
2nd: No spend!
3rd: No spend!
4th: $25 food; $21 Nike; $26 gas
5th: $26 pizza ; $151 TJs; $25 sporting goods
6th: No spend!
7th: $43 Wild by Nature; $10 file cabinet
8th: $31 eating out ; $10 library fine
9th No spend!
10th: $26 gas; $10 swimming; $18 shot blocks
11th: No spend!
12th: $16 gas
13th: No spend!
14th: No spend!
15th: $391 TJs; $74 WbN; $31 Dinner out; $17 prescription and 2 magazines; $26 gas
16th: No spend!
17th: $60 jars; $29 food; $18 race; $20 toilet paper[/quote]
18th: No spend!
19th: No spend!
20th: $33 WbN; $6 library fine; $27 gas
21st: $29 thrift (all for DH except a scarf); $10 Target
22nd: $55 food; ate out, but don't know how much; DH filled car $25
23rd: No spend!
24th: $36 WbN
25th: No spend!
26th: $88 running shoes; $20 Gap; $20 Old Navy; ate out at Funcho's $?????
27th: $15 bowling; $50 starbucks gift cards; $58 WbN
post #587 of 636
= no spend
= necessary/budgeted spending
= unnecessary spending
: = eat at home.

3/1: $45.01 (car) :
3/2: $195 (school tuition) $100 (AAMI application)
$1.09 (McD's 4 pc McNuggets)
3/3: :
3/4: $42 (raw milk) $9 (medical) :
$2.97 (seeds)
3/5: $28 (car) :
3/6 : $9.85 (USPS) $48 (fuel) $375 (AAMI) :
3/7: $40 (car) $$$ gas bill :
3/8: $6 (movie)
$10 (RX) $40 (groceries) :
3/9: $45 (fuel) $16.80 (usps) :
3/10: $44 (cell) $$$ (mortgage) $$$ (cable/net/phone) :
3/11: :
3/12: $40 (vitamins) $49 (fuel) :
3/13: $10 (rx) $10 (cracker barrel) $20 (sitter) $1.50 (magazine)
3/14: $55 (Costco) :
3/15: $7 (groceries) $3 (newspaper for coupons) $11 (eat out)
3/16: $60 (vitamins) :
3/17: $63 (groceries) $1.85 (coupons on eBay) $1.08 McDs nuggets
3/18: $44 (fuel) $42 (raw milk) :
3/19: $54 (doctor) $85 (radio - bad dh!) :

We made it to payday without overdrafting! :
3/20: $56 (vitamins) $30 (AAMI) :
3/21: $85 (city) $24 (AAMI) $21 (lawnmower) $5 (gift) :
3/22: $4 (fuel) $37 (groceries) :
3/23: $30 (car) $15 (urgent care) $1 (target) $4 (lawnmower) :
3/24: $10 (rx) $7 (target) $56 (CC) $20 (sitter) $11 (gym):
3/25: $53 (fuel dh) $40 (car inspect) $8 (dh eat out)
3/26: $50 (med bill) $8 (notary) $25 (groceries) $6 (kids school):
3/27: $45 (fuel) $69 (groceries) $15 (goodwill):
post #588 of 636
Happy Birthday Prudence!
post #589 of 636
1. No Spend
2. $6.40 groceries/lunch
3. No Spend
4. $30 taxes, $80 Walmart, $20 taco time, $9 convenience store, $25 pizza, gas (unknown amt)
5. $80 Abi spending, $80 Target/TJ Maxx
6. $8 BK, $40 Walmart (flowers and lunch stuff), $27 gas, $9 convenience store, $7 Sonic
7. $86 Walmart (groceries, CD, shampoo/conditioner)
8. No spend!
9. $68 Walmart, $3 Starbucks, ~$1200 airfare/car rental
10. $80 Dr, $7 Rx
11. No Spend
12. $26 grocery (school snacks/dinner)
13. $8 lunch out, gas $33, Walmart $99
14. No Spend
15. $14
16. $97 Walmart
17. $150
18. $80
19. $70 includes $30 Panera
20. $36 walmart, $100 outlets, $20 food
21. $34 thrift store, $13 funchos
22. $100 outlets, $60 walmart, $1079 airfare
23. $20 lunch, 17 dinner, 30 toys @ airport, $42 parking
24. $60 whole foods, $30 breakfast, $369 phone bill
25. $57 Walmart - $25 food & the rest was misc.
26. No Spend!
27. Gas, $60 Walmart


* 5/10 no spend days
* $100 total (cash) for food/entertainment while in NY (I plan to do a cleanse while I'm there next month, so this should more than cover it.)
* $50 misc total for the month
*150/350 Blender savings
* no new shoes for anyone this month. I bought myself a new pair.
* eat out for lunch only 1x/week regardless of who pays
Week 1 - Tues
Week 2 - Tues, Weds, Thurs (pizza @ work meeting), Fri
Week 3 - Tues
Week 4 - Weds
Week 5 -
post #590 of 636
Oh man, I need serious help. I just bought myself a SECOND pair of new shoes this month on Amazon. They were a great deal and the right size, b/c I have a pair of the same style that are 1 size too small. Hmm, maybe I'll list those ones on ebay and at least recoup some of the money? Ugh. Shoes, they're my downfall.
post #591 of 636
1st-9th:
$264 groceries (Costco rebate check)
$81 groceries
Library fine $20
Fast food: $8
Baby doll (gift for dd) $7
groceries $33
Home improvement (homeschool boxes) $12
10th-15th:
$133 groceries
$22 Fast food
$147 Clothes
$178 Co-op order
16th-19th
$72 co-op
$11 fast food
$81 kids stuff
$13 clothes
$17 haircut
20th-25th:
Groceries, food $60
Fast food $6
Homeschool Yearly Order: $334
26th-28th:
Groceries: $16
Kids Books: $23
Fast food: $9


Totals:
Groceries: $587
Kids stuff: $445
Home improvement: $12
Library fine: $20
Fast Food: $61
Clothes: $160
Co-op $ 250
$17 haircut

I have spent a TON of money this month... hopefully we'll have a few low spend months for the next 3-4 months, Yikes!
post #592 of 636
03/01:
03/02:
03/03: $9 Shipping.
03/04:
03/05:
03/06:
03/07: $20 KFC (Mmm, coleslaw. )
03/08:
03/09:
03/10: $3 Goodwill goodies.
03/11:
03/12:
03/13:
03/14: $17 fabric, quilt batting, pattern & easter egg cookie cutter.
03/15:
03/16:
03/17:
03/18: $3 Salvation Army
03/19:
03/20:
03/21: $2 Artsy crafty kit for dd, $4 storage cubes.
03/22: $28 Chinese food.
03/23: $5 Shipping
03/24: $7 Goodwill
03/25:
03/26:
03/27:
03/28:

19/20 No spend days
$98/$100 Unnecessarily spent
post #593 of 636
Happy birthday Prudence! I hope you have a great day!
post #594 of 636
No spend today, plus we did homeschool work and BIL is bringing over the ladder so I can get up in the storage area and take care of my Easter basket sorting/assembly! And I met a lady at the b-day party who wants to give me some Hanna hand-me-downs for the new baby! :

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3/1: $500 cash taken our for all food expenses this month ($20 of that fed the drawer), amount in checking account that's above our minimum comfort level "swept" into savings
3/2: $29.06 groceries, $6.87 household goods
3/3: $39 case of pull-ups arrived from Amazon
3/4: $11.46 localharvest order, $25.52 groceries (isn't it clever how they have the localharvest pickup at Whole Foods?),$20 eyebrow/lip wax, $14.92 household misc. at Wally-world
3/5: went on a day trip - $15.82 gas, $4 fast food that is coming out of the food budget because I left my bag of change in the car. Then $15 for my dinner at Mom's Night Out.
3/6: $11 food, 72.25 household at Costco. I'm so glad dh finally let me buy him some pants that fit!
3/7:
3/8: $40 Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten set (a big discount!), $4 food at Purim festival.
3/9: Exercised! Shifted $80 from grocery envelope to drawer. Milk and eggs at farm $5, $24.97 groceries, $12.30 Mickey-Ds, $11 haircut.
3/10: $14.30 gas, $5 at Subway, $81 dollar traffic ticket that I actually counted the day it was issued in February, but I am just going to count AGAIN to punish myself some more. Plus, I paid it out of my grocery envelope. $174 on food for the rest of the month - THAT should put a crimp in my drive-thru habit! Good thing dh is going out of town on business for two weeks - his organic fruit consumption factors hugely into our food costs.
3/11: $29.36 garden stuff at Home Depot, $5.30 shirt, $15 new sunglasses ( and a candy bar) at Target
3/12: $3.22 at for a bagel at the kosher deli (don't regret it!), $40.64 household stuff at Wally-world, $40.87 garden stuff at Wally-world, $21.19 for SIL's birthday present. Had to take out cash to pay a bill, and took out an additional $80 to feed the drawer.
3/13: $3 n change for breakfast (I made myself tea, then stupidly left travel mug on kitchen counter), $.74 for pencil grasp thingies for dh (used the change), $42 groceries $68 household at Costco. ETA: a lady from my AP Meetup group just showed up with her bassinet, which I bought for $40 out of the drawer and $10 out of my grocery envelope)
3/14: $17.25 household (antacids for me, energy bars for dh's trip)
3/15: on the go all day today! About $8 on fast food, $40.37 for groceries. Once I buy milk and eggs from the farm, I do believe we are fixed for groceries until next week!
3/16: Exercised! $1 at bake sale
3/17: $5 Chick-Fil-A, $3 milk and eggs (balance came out of change bag), $17.50 gas, $24.50 car cleaned inside and out (it smells like pina coladas now!), $30 at consignment sale ($11 for shirts for ds, rest was maternity clothes for me and two things for the Easter baskets).
3/19: $30 groceries, $36 household (bras, b-day present for ds' classmate, waterproof mattress pad because dd ripped hers to shreds)
3/20:
3/21: $8.56 on fabulous locally-produced goat milk soap. Don't regret it!
3/22: Huge festival at the Temple! $48.50 on food, bouncy house and various Jewish items for the kids. Of course, I paid cash out of my grocery envelope. Have I mentioned yet how much I hate my grocery envelope?
3/23: $4 Dunkin Donuts, $17.17 groceries at Wal-Mart, $80 cash from ATM of which $20 fed the drawer to bring the total to $560. The rest of our building fund contribution is not until June, so I will definitely be able to cover that plus some other frills if I keep at it!
3/24: $20.21 on groceries (goodbye cash envelope! I will not miss you!), $43.36 glucometer and toys
3/25:
3/26: $7.09 at bakery (cookies for BIL), $7.80 Mickey-Ds
3/27: $71.99 at Wal-mart (big storage boxes, ANOTHER bday present, little presents for my kids for absolutely no reason, South Beach bars, hand soap).
3/28:
3/29:
3/30:
3/31:

Goals

1/1 Sweep into savings
364/400 on food (I will never use the envelop system again! I loathe it!)
200/300 fed to the drawer
11/30 on finishing up kids' summer wardrobes
17/20 days doing homeschool lessons
2/12 days exercising

1302/1200 total non-fixed-cost spending
post #595 of 636
so goals for me:
$600 for food this month!
$60 spending money- $100 birthday money
$100 saved for grain mill

21/31 no spend days
10/31 budgeted spending
non-budgeted spending
29/31 get outside days (i know this has nothing to do with money but it's needed) :

27- :
28- :
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1- :
2- :
3- 8.13 postage
4- :
5- 30 dr. appt, 217.88 grocery shopping, 36.32 gas, 10 diapers, 24.95 co-op chocolate (comes out of budgeted spending money) :
6- :
7- 10 postage (budgeted spending money) :
8-
9- 8.13 postage 205 utilities 14.86 shipping for co-op :
10- :
11- :
12- 100 mtn rose herbs (bday money) , 59.91 mtn rose herbs (grocery) :
13- 21.62 shipping :
14- :
15- 18.75 bathrobe 125.00 dehydrator (b-day money)
16- 18.25 post office sundry 338.60 groceries :
17- 85.88 clo on sale sundry :
18- :
19- bingo 20.00 :
20- :
21-
22- 6.50 chocolate for cookies
23- :
24- 26.66 eo's :
25-:
26- : 397.66 tierra farms
27- :
28- : 164.40 honey
29-
30-
31-



14/21 no spend days
8/10 budgeted spend
7/ 0 unbudgeted spend
984.95/600 grocery
87.69/60 spending money
225/190 birthday money all gone
23/29 exercise
200/200 pantry stocking
149.54/80 sundry[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
post #596 of 636
1st : $3.50
2nd
3rd $3 (3)coloring books $7.50 music book $2.50 drinks $60 wireless router $25.50 eating out $65 DH's game
4th $5.50 drinks/snack
5th $15 pizza
6th
7th $18 fast food $5 coffee $50 wrap
8th $22 pictures $8 facial cleanser
9th : $2.25
10th : $7
11th : $2.25 $10 book store $26 Victoria's Secret $6 pretzel & drink $10 eating out
12th : $2.25 . . . $20 coffee & eating out
13th
14th
15th : $2.25
16th : $2.25 pizza $15
17th $14 eating out
18th
19th $2.25 pop and candy
20th
21st
22nd $3.50
23rd : $3
24th
25th : $1.50 $5 pop and snack
26th : $5 $5 coffee
27th $20 eating out
28th $10 snacks

KEY/GOALS/TOTALS

No Unnecessary Spending 8

: 0/300 Savings

: $358

: $31.25 Badge Spending $407.25 Spending Total
post #597 of 636
- make sure we only spend $100 a week on groceries

weekly totals for food:
March 1 - March 7: 85/100
March 8 - March 14: 42/100
March 28 - April 5: 30.58/100

= budgeted spending
= non-budgeted spending
= no spending


3/1- on : 76.50
3/2- on : 3.00
3/3- 2.00 trip prep
3/4- 5.00 on : (baking ingredients) - $ came from change collection and not the grocery budget jar - we made a whole tray of brownies instead of buying two brownies for $5.
3/5- on : 6.50
3/6- finally... even if most of my spending has been within the budget
3/7- 5.00 on snacks while out and about with dh & ds
3/8- on : 42.00
3/9-
3/10- I don't remember - I was getting ready for my trip. not more than 10.00
3/11 to 3/26- I only spent the $ I had saved for my trip and didn't use my CC or the emergency $ I brought with me. Now it's back to real life.
3/27-
3/28- on 50.00 on bread machine & 30.58 on :
post #598 of 636
I am not doing too good on spending this month. I have saved in some areas but spent in others. I need to get back on track!! I need support!!

1. : Made $10 on CL
2. ::
3. : $102.14 groceries!! That is down from $210/wk!! All from shopping at a different store and using coupons.:
4. ::: $98 for puppy trainer (long story) $15 paperback swap
5. ::
6. ::
7. :$46 for haircut and groceries. I haven't had my haircut in 15mths!!
8. :
9. ::
10. :$21.96 gas, $6.05 pet supplies returned +$28.05+ worth of pet food that the pets won't eat so pretty much equaled out
11. .::
12. : $178.06 Groceries (stocked up on organics!!)
13. : $15 pizza place. Spent less AND we haven't eatten out in a month and a half
14. : went to a free st patricks day kids party
15. : $25 for groceries at my sis's house to make lunch and I bought some groceries for my house (bananas, 2 breads, snap peas,etc.)
16. ::
17. ::
18. :$96 bike seat and helmet for DS which he loves to go on with me (cheaper than a gym membership, lol)
19. $9.98 fro two haircuts!! had coupons for $4.99/each. Ate at papaginos man am I bad this month $10, $125 groceries saved $50 in coupons though, and $8 for easter gifts
20. :
21. :: freecycled some items yeah!!
22. :
23. DS had his frist allergist appt (long story we will not be going back to that allergist) and after being traumatized SEVERELY DH brought us ot wholefoods (wrong move I know) and we spent $130 on food, then I bought DS a tool set like DH's and it was $18 but worth every penny b/c it brought a huge smile across his face and he loves playing with it ALL the time.
24. :$25 on CG for little people sets for easter, $50 organic store for misc items and(picked up a few items for a dear friend of mine who is sick)
25. : went to a moms group
26. : went to storyhour and had a playmate come over for Ryan FUN FOR FREE!!
27. ::
28. went to a made in our area expo with a ton of organic food/products. Great prices and we bought only food (can you tell we love food, lol) spent $45 we had free tickets and I have some great alternative food like organic dessert hummus, organic maple glazed almonds, organically fed bison meats, kettle corn, organic soaps. We even had some fresh homemade icecream!! Yummy!!

=no spend
:=eat at home
=budgeted item day
:=not budgeted item
:=let car rest day

Goals
16/20 no spend days
24/27 eat at home (Feb we ate at home everyday so this month I am a bit more loose on the subject so DH is a bit more happy
post #599 of 636
3/1 - $39.25 grocery
3/2 - :
3/3 - $10 grocery
3/4 - :
3/5 - $3 grocery :
3/6 -
3/7 - : $10 prescription, $10 haircut for dd, $16.18 incl. $6
3/8 - : $50 grocery
3/9 - : $6.69 grocery
3/10 - :
3/11 - $4.50 grocery; $3
3/12 -
3/13 - :
3/14 - $100 Target - $55 batteries and charger (a good investment but blech), $30 b-day gifts, $20 grocery. I had not been to Target in at least 2 months! now I remember why..... Will put on household tab until I decide what to do with this expense.
3/15 - $25 grocery, $50 household :
3/16 -
3/17 -
3/18 -
3/19 - $10 household, :
3/20 - $20 co-pays. $6 fast food $6 household
3/21 - $190 grocery and household ; $25 pants for dh
3/22 - :, $12 grocery
3/23 -
3/24 - :
3/25 - $100 minutes for my phone, $10 copay, $5 medicine for sick girls =( $16 photos to send to UK
3/26 -
3/27 - $8 Easter eggs and candy, total desperation spending for my toddler since baby and I are both still sick. :
3/28 - dh went to Starbucks and Target. Might be able to return a few of the target things though. $25 groceries for the week :
3/29 - :

no spend
: no drive
beer, my hot button issue with dh!

13/15 no spend days
12/13 no drive days
$560.62/$400 grocery and household
post #600 of 636
3/1: $500 cash taken our for all food expenses this month ($20 of that fed the drawer), amount in checking account that's above our minimum comfort level "swept" into savings
3/2: $29.06 groceries, $6.87 household goods
3/3: $39 case of pull-ups arrived from Amazon
3/4: $11.46 localharvest order, $25.52 groceries (isn't it clever how they have the localharvest pickup at Whole Foods?),$20 eyebrow/lip wax, $14.92 household misc. at Wally-world
3/5: went on a day trip - $15.82 gas, $4 fast food that is coming out of the food budget because I left my bag of change in the car. Then $15 for my dinner at Mom's Night Out.
3/6: $11 food, 72.25 household at Costco. I'm so glad dh finally let me buy him some pants that fit!
3/7:
3/8: $40 Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten set (a big discount!), $4 food at Purim festival.
3/9: Exercised! Shifted $80 from grocery envelope to drawer. Milk and eggs at farm $5, $24.97 groceries, $12.30 Mickey-Ds, $11 haircut.
3/10: $14.30 gas, $5 at Subway, $81 dollar traffic ticket that I actually counted the day it was issued in February, but I am just going to count AGAIN to punish myself some more. Plus, I paid it out of my grocery envelope. $174 on food for the rest of the month - THAT should put a crimp in my drive-thru habit! Good thing dh is going out of town on business for two weeks - his organic fruit consumption factors hugely into our food costs.
3/11: $29.36 garden stuff at Home Depot, $5.30 shirt, $15 new sunglasses ( and a candy bar) at Target
3/12: $3.22 at for a bagel at the kosher deli (don't regret it!), $40.64 household stuff at Wally-world, $40.87 garden stuff at Wally-world, $21.19 for SIL's birthday present. Had to take out cash to pay a bill, and took out an additional $80 to feed the drawer.
3/13: $3 n change for breakfast (I made myself tea, then stupidly left travel mug on kitchen counter), $.74 for pencil grasp thingies for dh (used the change), $42 groceries $68 household at Costco. ETA: a lady from my AP Meetup group just showed up with her bassinet, which I bought for $40 out of the drawer and $10 out of my grocery envelope)
3/14: $17.25 household (antacids for me, energy bars for dh's trip)
3/15: on the go all day today! About $8 on fast food, $40.37 for groceries. Once I buy milk and eggs from the farm, I do believe we are fixed for groceries until next week!
3/16: Exercised! $1 at bake sale
3/17: $5 Chick-Fil-A, $3 milk and eggs (balance came out of change bag), $17.50 gas, $24.50 car cleaned inside and out (it smells like pina coladas now!), $30 at consignment sale ($11 for shirts for ds, rest was maternity clothes for me and two things for the Easter baskets).
3/19: $30 groceries, $36 household (bras, b-day present for ds' classmate, waterproof mattress pad because dd ripped hers to shreds)
3/20:
3/21: $8.56 on fabulous locally-produced goat milk soap. Don't regret it!
3/22: Huge festival at the Temple! $48.50 on food, bouncy house and various Jewish items for the kids. Of course, I paid cash out of my grocery envelope. Have I mentioned yet how much I hate my grocery envelope?
3/23: $4 Dunkin Donuts, $17.17 groceries at Wal-Mart, $80 cash from ATM of which $20 fed the drawer to bring the total to $560. The rest of our building fund contribution is not until June, so I will definitely be able to cover that plus some other frills if I keep at it!
3/24: $20.21 on groceries (goodbye cash envelope! I will not miss you!), $43.36 glucometer and toys
3/25:
3/26: $7.09 at bakery (cookies for BIL), $7.80 Mickey-Ds
3/27: $71.99 at Wal-mart (big storage boxes, ANOTHER b-day present, little presents for my kids for absolutely no reason, South Beach bars, hand soap).
3/28:
3/29: $8 mikveh-day present for ds, $8 Chinese takeout (split with ILs and we used a coupon, so I have leftovers in my fridge!)
3/30:
3/31:

Goals

1/1 Sweep into savings
372/400 on food (I will never use the envelopE system again! I loathe it!)
200/300 fed to the drawer
11/30 on finishing up kids' summer wardrobes
18/20 days doing homeschool lessons
2/12 days exercising

1318/1200 total non-fixed-cost spending
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