I am impressed that people are doing so well this week. I have done some spending on fun stuff with the kids (but I have also been working A LOT) so I tried to enjoy it. We went out for Sushi (we have a really reasonable Sushi place that is $7 for all you can eat and they make it fresh) so even though it was expensive - I feel like it is a good value. We also went bowling one day $15 and I bought each of the kiddos a pair of sweats $5 each sale at the Children's Place outlets.
So that is $65 total
And we are going to Philly to spend New Year's with friends tomorrow so I am sure we will spend some.
In another kind of spending - with DH home for a weekend with no sports - we are tackling some home improvement projects. DH bought insulation and drywall and is finishing the garage. Even though he spent some $ on the project - I think it will save us in heating because the family room (next to the garage) is always freezing.
We also bought a bit of shelving and added a shelf to my closet as well as ds1s - $25 but not having everything piled up on the floor - priceless
So this was my first month back and I haven't been that successful, but I am going to start a day-by-day in January and try to get some inspiration from you all!!!