I didn't get the stroller, but that's fine with me. DH and I went over our budget that we're starting for November (we made out a cash-only budget following advice from watching Til' Debt do Us Part), and I think it'll definitely be something we can stick to! The past few days have been horrible though as far as our spending goes.
: $42 at WalMart for baby shower gifts, a dress for dd, and face soap, $6.83 for photo developing at Walgreens. I think I'm taking the dress back, though, and that'll be $12.42 I get back plus tax.
: $10.68 on lunch after my prenatal with the backup OB, $11.98 on non-budgeted groceries, $80 on carseat/base for new baby...budgeted!
: $17 on food, $23 on craft supplies for dd and laundry detergent (it was on sale and will last us at least 10 months, even when we have diaper laundry again!)
Oct 7: $5 on food
Oct 8: $12 on pizza (we split with my folks)
Oct 10: $36 or so total on dinner for DH and I, a few more baby shower gifts, and postage to mail baby shower gifts.
Oct 11: $22 on groceries and homeopathic cold remedy for dd, $253 on cc loaned to my folks for ER treatment for their (my pre-marriage) 13 y/o dachshund.
Oct 12: $19 on breakfast
DH did have to spend $15 on getting a flat fixed on our van, but it came out of "allowed" spending. I have a free soda for when I want my caffeine fix tonight while doing my homework.
for me. I bought necessary groceries, but DH did go to McD's since he didn't have time to eat before work.
: $9.34 at taco bell, $2.50 at the gas station.
Oct 18: $15 at Wal-Mart for dog food and hangers, $7 at McD's. We budgeted about $30 for the pumpkin patch and $40 for gas. And paid all of our bills for the rest of the month.
Oct 20: $42 on groceries
and I paid an extra $150 on one of our credit cards!
(it's easy to be no spend when you have $19 to last until Thurs!
Oct 23: Dh spent $12 on supper
: $32 on supplements and Halloween costume supplies (going to a Whole Foods sponsored ToT tomorrow night!), $15 on eating out with DH and DD, $30 on a maternity support (that chiro and MW both told me I NEED to get a wear the rest of the pregnancy) and a belly band since none of my shirts are long enough to cover my belly.
: $34 to take us, my mom, and my "little sister" (old daycare kid we're super close to) out to eat.
: $27 at Denny's, $20 cash for the pumpkin patch, $53 for DH a hoodie (he needed this), $35 bill payment
: $90 on BRU credit card ($50 was my mom's) for another maternity support, and birthday presents for my best friend's little boy, and 2 Christmas presents for dd, various bits on snacks, $11 on gas
Oct 28: $20 eating out, $12 on a diaper from diaperswappers
Thank God the month is almost over and we have no bills left!