Eeps- big spending day today!
We were heading to the grocery store this morning, but as DH was strapping DS into the little infant carseat, he noticed that the straps were way too tight and wouldn't adjust any higher. The straps wouldn't even go all the way onto his shoulders anymore. I was hoping to put off getting his big-boy carseat until next month, but it couldn't wait any longer. And carseats are one of the few things that we don't skimp on. So off to Target we went.
DD has gotten down to just beat-up Crocs and snowboots and has outgrown all other shoes, and it's getting cold, so we bought her two pairs of shoes today as well- I looked at several yard sales this fall, but didn't find any with shoes her size this year, so we bought them new...
My two frugal moves this month- finally got back to Aldi's for an all-around stockup, and also finally started using cloth dipes part-time again, now that DS's rash has cleared up.
Have picked out one nice, quality toy for DD for bday, and one for christmas, but haven't bought them yet. She gets soooo many toys from extended family, all year round, that I think one nice quality toy for each event from us will do it, this year.
Doing a good amount of decluttering- it's becoming addictive.
$4 milk. Story hour at library- free!
$20 gas, $1 gift (new baby card), $4 bday party preparations, $102 groceries, $4 baby cereal
5- $6 birthday stuff, $10 groceries, $46 baby diapers (couldn't pass up sale, now we're mega, mega stocked up)
: $405 Target (
$290 for carseat- which will last several years, $30 groceries, $10 shirts for DS, $30 shoes for DD, $10 breastmilk storage bags, $4 bday invites,
: $10 DVD for DD that wasn't really necessary)
Groceries /household $146 / $360
Gas $20 / $100
Homeschool $0 / $20
Kid clothing & items- $40 / $20
Baby $50 / $30
Gifts $1 / $40 (may start xmas shopping this month (photo calendars and friend bday $5)
Jubilee birthday prep! $14 / $30
: Stupid medical bill $0 / $100- $577 remaining
Carseat- $290 / $290
unbudgeted spending $10 / $20
No spend days 8 / 20 days
: Exercise 5 / 10
Declutter/ Deep clean 3 / 5
: Cook from scratch 2 / 5
Total budgeted =$720
Total spent = $281 (not counting carseat because DH is paying for it)