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9 - - took car in for oil change and had engine flushed. $50 more than expected. BUT groceries came in under budget. So not too bad.
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13 - - had to go to the grocery store for just a couple of things, still well within weekly food budget.
14 - - Had to take little one to doctor, bought some juice, medication for him.
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My key:
No Spend
No Driving
Budgeted Spending/Necessities/Thought Over Purchase
Unnecessary Spending
: Exercise Day

April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a
April 14th-
April 15th- Bought a pair of clippers to do the dogs hair- cost $34- cost of the groomer for both of them ONCE $86!! So, money saved! Bought a new salad spinner, mine completely broke, and I use one all the time- so necessity in my book.
April 16th- Forgot 2 things at the store yesterday (but I did stick to my list today), and forgot to get dh's cousin a birthday present.
April 17th-
April 18th-
April 19th-
April 20th-

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15
04/16
04/17: $1.05 Cotton candy (I'm an addict lately! It's sooo not food though so this is frivolous)
04/18: DS's birthday party!
04/19:
04/20: My Sweet Baby's 1st Birthday!

$16.12 Frivolously spent
17/20 No-spend days
19/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$76.30/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food.) CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$341.73/$500.00 Groceries

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no spend day =
no drive day =
budgeted spending =
unbudgeted spending =

1=missing ingredients for dinner caused a grocery run
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3=
4=
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6= fell sick again and bought lunch and dinner instead of cooking
7= snack for church meeting
8= took the car into the shop for what I thought would be a simple leaky hose but it turned out to be a major issue
9= ended up having to spend the night in the city while they figured out if they could get my car fixed quickly or not, had a free place to stay but had to buy lunch
10=, things have gotten a bit out of hand...
11= FINALLY!
12=
13= , took the kids for food after swimming lessons
14= took the dog to the vet
15=
16=
17=
18=
19= bought the baby big girl panties!
20= packed lunch for after swimming lessons!
21= went out for a much needed MNO
22= HAPPY EARTH DAY

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Went to the grocery store and Costco today so I spent over $200 but I took a list and I stuck to it...so only essentials. That is a great day for me.

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14.. sos
15.. sos $15 dinner out with my book club
16.. --- $50 contact lense appointment (I have glasses...contacts are extras)
17.. --- $30 haircuts for the girls
18.. --- $95 Keen Sandals, $11 workout shorts
19.. sos
20.. sos
21..
22..
23..
24..
25..
26..
27..
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29..
30..

Goals for April

1. 14/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 11/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15
04/16
04/17: $1.05 Cotton candy (I'm an addict lately! It's sooo not food though so this is frivolous)
04/18: DS's birthday party!
04/19:
04/20: My Sweet Baby's 1st Birthday!

$16.12 Frivolously spent
17/20 No-spend days
19/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$76.30/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food.) CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$285.59/$500.00 Groceries

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My key:
no spend day=
unnecessary spending=
no driving=
eat at home=
Used cloth diapers=

Goals:
1. Only go shopping/errands 0/8
2. Stretch out FS money=$0/$514
3. no eating out for lunches this month 0/0
4. major clean (and keep clean) 1 room per week, getting ready for baby's arrival 0/4

Sat 17th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Sun 18th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Mon 19th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Tue 20th-dr appt, library, shopping (WA-$33.05 )
goals=
1. 7/8
2. $502.22/$514
3.
4. 8/4

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Jenny -- Your baby is a YEAR old!!!!! Wow! When did that happen?! I can remember you being ~pregnant~ on this thread. Congratulations, Baby!

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14.. sos
15.. sos $15 dinner out with my book club
16.. --- $50 contact lense appointment (I have glasses...contacts are extras)
17.. --- $30 haircuts for the girls
18.. --- $95 Keen Sandals, $11 workout shorts
19.. sos
20.. sos
21.. sos
22..
23..
24..
25..
26..
27..
28..
29..
30..

Goals for April

1. 15/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 12/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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These last ten days in this month are going to be easy-peasy for me because there's no money left.

At least there is that silver lining.

 

 

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I'm a bit behind on my posting....

1 $20 lunch with my sister ~ this was planned however not necessary
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8 $20 skirts
9 $9 lunch, $14 water bottles for school fundraiser
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13 $22 take out for the girls and I (dh was away for work)
14 $5 necklaces and flip flops for dd1's retro day at school
15 coffee $1
16 lunch $4, book $6
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19 lunch $8
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12/20 No Spend Days
Frivolous Spending: $109
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18.. --- $95 Keen Sandals, $11 workout shorts
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Goals for April

1. 12/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 9/20 No Spend Days
I can't believe you bought them! Are they awesome? I am still holding out...barely
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Thank you, Vicki & Prudence! I can't believe he is a year old already either! I remember announcing my pregnancy on some no-spend thread back in the summer of `08!

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15
04/16
04/17: $1.05 Cotton candy (I'm an addict lately! It's sooo not food though so this is frivolous)
04/18: DS's birthday party!
04/19:
04/20: My Sweet Baby's 1st Birthday!
04/21:

$16.12 Frivolously spent
18/20 No-spend days
20/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$76.30/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food.) CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$341.73/$500.00 Groceries

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My key:
No Spend
No Driving
Budgeted Spending/Necessities/Thought Over Purchase
Unnecessary Spending
: Exercise Day

April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a
April 14th-
April 15th- Bought a pair of clippers to do the dogs hair- cost $34- cost of the groomer for both of them ONCE $86!! So, money saved! Bought a new salad spinner, mine completely broke, and I use one all the time- so necessity in my book.
April 16th- Forgot 2 things at the store yesterday (but I did stick to my list today), and forgot to get dh's cousin a birthday present.
April 17th-
April 18th-
April 19th-
April 20th-
April 21st-
Will be on vacation April 22-25th- budget is $350

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I can't believe you bought them! Are they awesome? I am still holding out...barely
I have to admit...I really like them. I like comfy shoes.

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I remember announcing my pregnancy on some no-spend thread back in the summer of `08!
We've been on this thread a looooong time. I remember Ruth announcing that she had had her baby boy and she updated her no-spend thread the next DAY...I was really impressed with that but then I updated the next day when I had my third baby girl too. Having a baby and babymoons are good for the budget!

...Or maybe families with multiple children just have to be extra careful with the budget.

 

 

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My key:
no spend day=
unnecessary spending=
no driving=
eat at home=
Used cloth diapers=

Goals:
1. Only go shopping/errands 0/8
2. Stretch out FS money=$0/$514
3. no eating out for lunches this month 0/0
4. major clean (and keep clean) 1 room per week, getting ready for baby's arrival 0/4

Sat 17th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Sun 18th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Mon 19th-
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Tue 20th-dr appt, library, shopping (WA-$33.05 )
goals=
1. 7/8
2. $502.22/$514
3.
4. 8/4

Wed 21st-
goals=
1. 7/8
2. $502.22/$514
3.
4. 8/4

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unnecessary/ unbudgeted spending
hung laundry to dry

Goals for April
no spend days 18/20
eating out 1/3
hung laundry to dry 6/10


1.
2. ordered our homeschool curriculum for next year. I'm putting this here preemptively to encourage me to NOT SPEND when I go out later
3. $50 bread, eggs for dying, and the last of the Easter baskets things at WalMart
4.
5.
6. ordered the last of the things I need for DS1's dinosaur party, was able to stay under budget AND found an online coupon code to save on shipping, also ordered our sunblock/ bug spray for the year~ unprepared for how DS1's soccer practice being at 5:30pm would affect us and got McD's for dinner.
7.
8. ordered our math curriculum for next year, excited to get started planning next year's schooling
9. $15 on quick grocery trip
10. $$ at Costco, major grocery shop, overspent a bit on some snacks
11. $$ at party store. I only needed 1 thing, invitations, but of course the WHOLE family was w/ me, and DH saw a bunch of stuff he thought would be *great* for DS1's party : So we spent more than I planned on things I don't think we really needed
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Pre-emptive no-spend. We've got a busy day scheduled and won't have time for going to stores or spening money -- the BEST kind! Playgroup, fitness class, swimming, and bookclub.

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14.. sos
15.. sos $15 dinner out with my book club
16.. --- $50 contact lense appointment (I have glasses...contacts are extras)
17.. --- $30 haircuts for the girls
18.. --- $95 Keen Sandals, $11 workout shorts
19.. sos
20.. sos
21.. sos
22.. sos
23..
24..
25..
26..
27..
28..
29..
30..

Goals for April

1. 16/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 13/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15
04/16
04/17: $1.05 Cotton candy (I'm an addict lately! It's sooo not food though so this is frivolous)
04/18: DS's birthday party!
04/19:
04/20: My Sweet Baby's 1st Birthday!
04/21:
04/22:

$16.12 Frivolously spent
19/20 No-spend days
21/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$76.30/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food.) CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$341.73/$500.00 Groceries

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hung laundry to dry

Goals for April
no spend days 18/20
eating out 3/3
hung laundry to dry 6/10


1.
2. ordered our homeschool curriculum for next year. I'm putting this here preemptively to encourage me to NOT SPEND when I go out later
3. $50 bread, eggs for dying, and the last of the Easter baskets things at WalMart
4.
5.
6. ordered the last of the things I need for DS1's dinosaur party, was able to stay under budget AND found an online coupon code to save on shipping, also ordered our sunblock/ bug spray for the year~ unprepared for how DS1's soccer practice being at 5:30pm would affect us and got McD's for dinner.
7.
8. ordered our math curriculum for next year, excited to get started planning next year's schooling
9. $15 on quick grocery trip
10. $$ at Costco, major grocery shop, overspent a bit on some snacks
11. $$ at party store. I only needed 1 thing, invitations, but of course the WHOLE family was w/ me, and DH saw a bunch of stuff he thought would be *great* for DS1's party : So we spent more than I planned on things I don't think we really needed
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22. McDonald's for lunch and pizza delivery for dinner (all within budget). We were out all day, stopped by my mom's and spent WAY too much time there.

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Key:
- no spend day
- made a credit card payment
- allowed meal out/take out
- meal out/take out outside of planned $ and # of meals
- earned money/gift card from completing a survey

1st-
2nd- , -$8320 towards credit cards
3rd- -$13.10 Wendy's, spent $55 on birthday gifts
4th-
5th- -$5 gift card to CVS from surveys -$25 mexican takeout
6th-
7th-
8th- -$25 on pizza, spent $1.99 on a show from itunes
9th- , -check for $5.80 from surveys
10th-
11th- bought necessary household items (paper products, cleaning supplies)
12th-
13th--$17 on dinner - gyros - forgot to use a coupon
14th-
15th- -$25 on mexican takeout
16th-
17th- , -$10 CVS gift card from completing surveys
18th- -$26 on lunch out with friends, -$225 towards credit cards, spent $100 on replacement part for our stroller and a new hard-drive to replace a crashed one
19th- , -$6.80 cash from completing surveys, -$1000 towards credit cards
20th-
21st- -dinner out, but used gift card, so not horrible because no money was spent!!, also bought my son some products for treating his eczema
22nd- , -$5 cash from completing surveys

Totals for the month:
14/17 no spend days
$9545/$8800 credit card payments
7/6 meals out/take out
$131.10/$100 money spent on meals out/take out
$32.60/$10 money/gift cards earned from surveys

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no spend day =
no drive day =
budgeted spending =
unbudgeted spending =

1=missing ingredients for dinner caused a grocery run
2=
3=
4=
5=
6= fell sick again and bought lunch and dinner instead of cooking
7= snack for church meeting
8= took the car into the shop for what I thought would be a simple leaky hose but it turned out to be a major issue
9= ended up having to spend the night in the city while they figured out if they could get my car fixed quickly or not, had a free place to stay but had to buy lunch
10=, things have gotten a bit out of hand...
11= FINALLY!
12=
13= , took the kids for food after swimming lessons
14= took the dog to the vet
15=
16=
17=
18=
19= bought the baby big girl panties!
20= packed lunch for after swimming lessons!
21= went out for a much needed MNO
22= took the girls out to lunch but it was planned and budgeted for
23=
24= grocery shopping
25=

sent in the payoffs on both credit cards!! The only debt we have now is our car and the house. Time to attack the car debt! Thank you ladies for keeping me accountable and mindful of my spending with this thread.

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Alright! We've had a decent month and I know part of that is because of the support here

I want to finish up the month strong - so I'm going to really focus on these last days of April with an intense NO SPEND mindset

Friday, 4/23:
Saturday, 4/24:
Sunday, 4/25:
Monday, 4/26:
Tuesday, 4/27:
Wednesday, 4/28:
Thursday, 4/29:
Friday, 4/30:

Just 7 days! One little week - We can do it!

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3: (lunch out: a whopping $45!)
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5: ($33 on "stuff"- caulking, door stops, helmet for DS)
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12: (treat $1.77 small stuff $5.28)
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16: ($5 on a scarf for myself)
17: ($25 over budget on a night out for DH and me
18: ($1.50 tea, $15 burgers for lunch)
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20: ($35 on 55% off bras, advanced from May's clothing budget. I put off getting them this month in order for DH to get some clothes, then the 55% sale came on that I had been waiting for so went for them. I only get bras every 3 yrs or so.)
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22: ($35 on shoes for DS and me)


Un-budgetted spending: $165
*spent $1-3 of "budget leftovers"

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Alright! We've had a decent month and I know part of that is because of the support here

I want to finish up the month strong - so I'm going to really focus on these last days of April with an intense NO SPEND mindset

Just 7 days! One little week - We can do it!
Go Kara Go!

I had some slip-ups this month, but overall I'm doing fine. So I'm right there with you for the hard-core last week. I can wait until May 1st to buy anything, right? Be strong!

 

 

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Okay, minor drive-thru slip-up today. We're g.r.a.d.u.a.l.l.y. becoming a vegetarian family up here and some days my kids just BEG me for fast food...so when they've had a really good meatless week, I cave and get them crappy fast food. (and who am I kidding? I'm addicted to it too)

But I'm ignoring that and plowing on...

I need the next seven days to be no-spend days so I can meet my goal for the month. I'm buckling down, locking up that wallet and really going for it. It will be a challenge because next week is spring break.

We have a lot of free stuff on our calendar, so if I can just hold firm and stick to what we have planned, we can make it.

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and lunchboxes
14.. sos
15.. sos $15 book club dinner
16.. --- $50 contact lense appointment
17.. --- $30 girl haircuts
18.. --- $95 Keen Sandals, $11 workout shorts
19.. sos
20.. sos
21.. sos
22.. sos
23.. sos $11.61 Wendy's drive-thru
24..
25..
26..
27..
28..
29..
30..

Goals for April

1. 17/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 13/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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Who you are:
Kate, WOHM to 2 boys and DH my super SAHP. We are spenders not very good savers. Impulse buying and fast food are our weaknesses.

Key:
= No Spend
= Budgeted Spending
= unplanned spending
= unplanned emergency spending
= days biked to work

April

1-
2- $114.00 goodwill for clothes for boys. lunch out
3 - $20 new pass for the local dump
4 - $20 for easter goodies
5 -
6 -
7 -
8 -
9 -
10 - $27 for rent of a chainsaw
11 - birthday spending at REI & Target for bike gear
12 -
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14- $45 TM materials
15- $10 TM materials
16- $40 sushi dinner for fam
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20- $30 for yoga classes
21- , and donated my car to charity
22- $30; $5 lunch and $25 toning class
23-
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25-

Goals:
Eat out (dinner or lunch):3/2
Groceries: $480/$500
Extra for CC: 0/$200
No Spend days: 13/20

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15
04/16
04/17: $1.05 Cotton candy (I'm an addict lately! It's sooo not food though so this is frivolous)
04/18: DS's birthday party!
04/19:
04/20: My Sweet Baby's 1st Birthday!
04/21:
04/22:
04/23: $18 Circus admission & pink cotton candy!

$34.12 Frivolously spent
19/20 No-spend days
22/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$76.30/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food.) CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$341.73/$500.00 Groceries

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This week has really sucked for exercise and decluttering. Today begins a huge house cleaning so we'll see if I can get my numbers up a bit today for decluttering

Goals for the Month of April
1. No unplanned spending: 23/30
2. No eating out that isn't already planned for: 20/28
3. Bring in extra money: 0%
4. 450 items decluttered: 47/450
5. 13 days with exercise in them: 11/13

Key:
- No Spend or only planned spending
- Unplanned Spend
- All meals eaten at home or shared with friends/family but didn't cost us anything
- Planned eating out
- Ate outside of the house (unplanned)
- Decluttered stuff out of the house
- Exercise

Apr 20:
Apr 21:
Apr 22:
Apr 23:

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5: ($33 on "stuff"- caulking, door stops, helmet for DS)
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20: ($35 on 55% off bras, advanced from May's clothing budget. I put off getting them this month in order for DH to get some clothes, then the 55% sale came on that I had been waiting for so went for them. I only get bras every 3 yrs or so.)
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22: ($35 on shoes for DS and me)
23: (DH bought DS a bow for archery. He's going to work this weekend to pay it off. I'm not tracking DH though, he's usually a pretty bare-boned spender, so I'm marking today as since I had nothing to do with it.)
24: New Budget cycle begins for us.


Un-budgetted spending: $165
*spent $1-3 of "budget leftovers"

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