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#31 of 51 Old 02-14-2012, 04:22 AM
 
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Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

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Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

 

 

 

 

Savings goal  69%

 

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2/9- $13.99 for the Kindle edition of the newly released The New Hate for my book club reading

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2/15- 27.50 for new rain boots for daughter

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2/18- $35 for painting class 

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thumb.gif  No Spend/ Budgeted Spending

irked.gif  Unplanned/ Un-budgeted Spending

 

1.  thumb.gif

2.  thumb.gif

3.  thumb.gif

4.  irked.gif  $$ out for lunch and $$ for food for our little Super Bowl party.

5.  thumb.gif

6.  irked.gif but biggrinbounce.gif  Bought t-shirts for the entire family commemorating the NY Giants Super Bowl win.  (We're BIG NY Giants fans!!)  DH spent $30 @ Lowes for a drain snake and a small sledgehammer (both needed).

7.  thumb.gif

8.  thumb.gif

9.  thumb.gif

10. thumb.gif

11. irked.gif  McDs for lunch.  We rented a cargo van (budgeted) and got rid of a bunch of large furniture pieces that have been taking up physical AND mental space.

12. irked.gif  bought the kids some clothes @ Costco.  Went over our usual clothes budget for the month.

13. thumb.gif

14. thumb.gif and we just scheduled the PAYOFF FOR OUR TRUCK joy.gifenergy.gifjumpers.gif    While I know Dave Ramsey would say we should snowball the payment, DH and I have decided to save it so that by the end of the year, when DH will be needing a replacement, we'll have a down payment saved up.


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Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

Feb 2 -- thumb.gif

Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb -- breakfast out

 

 

 

 

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thumb.gif means no spending

 

2/5 greensad.gif  $25 for a performance raising money for a children's choir 

2/6  Sheepish.gif  $10 at a coffee shop; $16 at Target on snacks and laundry detergent

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2/9           groceries

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2/12  $$ on Divine chocolate bars for my kids for Valentines Day

2/13  groceries

2/14  thumb.gif

2/15 gas

2/16 thumb.gif

2/17  shake.gif  playspace ($5); tea; unnecessary groceries; DH's prescription meds

 

This week's successes include making school valentines from craft materials on hand and resisting the urge to eat out/order out when I didn't feel like cooking.  

 

DS really needs a haircut and I'm going to try to do it myself. if I make a mess of it we'll be goin' to Great Clips. 

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Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- 

 

 

 

 

 

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DS really needs a haircut and I'm going to try to do it myself. if I make a mess of it we'll be goin' to Great Clips. 



How did it turn out?  I have cut my kids' hair for years now and do a pretty good job now.  They had a few wonky cuts when they were young -- I was inexperienced and they wiggled like mad.  


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Hey!   Where is everybody??  

 

Dh and I sat down and went over our money for the next year.  Yes, we are geeky like that.  Looks like I will be spending 2012 on these no-spend threads.  We have some huge goals and my lovely dh is completely on board with the plan.  No vacations or summer camps this year, but if all goes well, we will pay our taxes, pay off our credit cards, pay off the van, fund the emergency fund and have cash for Christmas.  Whew!  And then we will be set up to pay cash for a new roof in 2013.  I should make peace with my old sneakers...I will be wearing them for a long time to come.  ROTFLMAO.gif

 

Took the kids for a swim at the YMCA and I spent a few hours getting the garden shaped up -- peas, spinach and beets are planted.  Nice no-spend day and happy, healthy kids.  

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

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Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21

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Another long week, sorry for losing track. Had to buy a new phone unexpectedly, for the majority of the next couple weeks no-spend will be a must :o/

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Hey!   Where is everybody?? 


I'm still here.  We visited family away for the long weekend, didn't have a chance to update.

 



Key

 

thumb.gif  No Spend/ Budgeted Spending

irked.gif  Unplanned/ Un-budgeted Spending

 

1.  thumb.gif

2.  thumb.gif

3.  thumb.gif

4.  irked.gif  $$ out for lunch and $$ for food for our little Super Bowl party.

5.  thumb.gif

6.  irked.gif but biggrinbounce.gif  Bought t-shirts for the entire family commemorating the NY Giants Super Bowl win.  (We're BIG NY Giants fans!!)  DH spent $30 @ Lowes for a drain snake and a small sledgehammer (both needed).

7.  thumb.gif

8.  thumb.gif

9.  thumb.gif

10. thumb.gif

11. irked.gif  McDs for lunch.  We rented a cargo van (budgeted) and got rid of a bunch of large furniture pieces that have been taking up physical AND mental space.

12. irked.gif  bought the kids some clothes @ Costco.  Went over our usual clothes budget for the month.

13. thumb.gif

14. thumb.gif

15. thumb.gif

16. thumb.gif

17.-20. irked.gif Went out of state to visit ILs.  Budgeted $200 for the trip, spent about $270.

21. preemptive thumb.gif  Not going anywhere today, recovering from the long weekend away, laundry, unpacking, etc.


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2/15- 27.50 for new rain boots for daughter

2/16- thumb.gif

2/17- thumb.gif

2/18- $35 for painting class 

2/19- thumb.gif

2/20- thumb.gif

2/21- thumb.gif

 

Savings Goal: 100%

 


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2/26- $17 for new crayons & markers

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Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

Feb 2 -- thumb.gif

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Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25

Feb 26

Feb 27

Feb 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

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**** holding steady.  We have yet another birthday party.  This one is nice though -- the birthday boy asked for a donation to the humane society in lieu of presents, so we picked up a bag of cat food to take.  All these birthdays are cutting into my savings.  We will come up a bit short this month, partly due to putting in so much last month, partly due to a larger co-op food order and of course 3 birthday party invites.  

 

 

I started our taxes and I have a rough idea of what we will owe...should be in shape to send in that money next month.  Then we will be in a good place to finish paying cc debt and then start saving for Christmas and then the roof.  I think I am budgeted for the next 3 years.  winky.gif  This is just our new normal way of life I suppose.  

 

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

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Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25 -- birthday gift

Feb 26

Feb 27

Feb 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2/12  $$ on Divine chocolate bars for my kids for Valentines Day

2/13  groceries

2/14  thumb.gif

2/15 gas

2/16 thumb.gif

2/17  shake.gif  playspace ($5); tea; unnecessary groceries; DH's prescription meds

 

 

2/18   thumb.gif

2/19 thumb.gif

2/20 $15 at the Post Office to mail packages

2/21 groceries

2/22 Pizza

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2/24  thumb.gif

 

2/25  groceries, Great Clips

 

Well, I have not succeeded in keeping my grocery bill down, as I had hoped to. It's still high.  However, DH has been working at home most of the month, so he has not been spending money on gas or on eating out.  And the only items I have bought besides groceries in all of 2012 are a sheet of stickers for DD to pass out on Valentine's Day, a few chocolate bars for my kids' Valentine's gifts, and a second-hand uniform for my son's martial arts class. I'm no longer going to worry about trying to keep the grocery bill to a certain number. I'm just going to focus on avoiding eating out and buying anything other than groceries. 

 

 

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Pre-emptive thumb.gif for the day.  We have little planned -- a play date with friends and a swim later at the YMCA.  I hope to get another garden bed seeded with lettuce and spinach as well.  No money to spend. 

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

Feb 2 -- thumb.gif

Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25 -- birthday gift

Feb 26 -- thumb.gif

Feb 27

Feb 28

Feb 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Should be another no spend day.  I am home with a sick child...should be a quiet day here.  

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

Feb 2 -- thumb.gif

Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25 -- birthday gift

Feb 26 -- thumb.gif

Feb 27 -- thumb.gif

Feb 28

Feb 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

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thumb.gif  No Spend/ Budgeted Spending

irked.gif  Unplanned/ Un-budgeted Spending

 

1.  thumb.gif

2.  thumb.gif

3.  thumb.gif

4.  irked.gif  $$ out for lunch and $$ for food for our little Super Bowl party.

5.  thumb.gif

6.  irked.gif but biggrinbounce.gif  Bought t-shirts for the entire family commemorating the NY Giants Super Bowl win.  (We're BIG NY Giants fans!!)  DH spent $30 @ Lowes for a drain snake and a small sledgehammer (both needed).

7.  thumb.gif

8.  thumb.gif

9.  thumb.gif

10. thumb.gif

11. irked.gif  McDs for lunch.  We rented a cargo van (budgeted) and got rid of a bunch of large furniture pieces that have been taking up physical AND mental space.

12. irked.gif  bought the kids some clothes @ Costco.  Went over our usual clothes budget for the month.

13. thumb.gif

14. thumb.gif

15. thumb.gif

16. thumb.gif

17.-20. irked.gif Went out of state to visit ILs.  Budgeted $200 for the trip, spent about $270.

21. thumb.gif  Not going anywhere today, recovering from the long weekend away, laundry, unpacking, etc.

22. irked.gif splurged on some homemade croissants for the kids at our local Mennonite store $8

23. thumb.gif

24. thumb.gif

25. irked.gif $$ on McD's for dinner as a "thank you" to the kids for working hard to help dismantle some pallets.

26. irked.gif Picked up cold cuts and chips for lunch (and beer for the grown ups).

27. preemptive thumb.gif  Not going anywhere, taking apart more pallets and hopefully building our 2nd compost bin.


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No spend day again.  

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

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Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25 -- birthday gift

Feb 26 -- thumb.gif

Feb 27 -- thumb.gif

Feb 28 -- thumb.gif

Feb 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wrapping up the month with one more thumb.gif.  Not a bad month, but not great.  We had a couple of expenses for the kids that ate up a bit of the savings.  And there was some breakage in the kitchen and chose to replace things rather than do completely without.  We live a fairly stripped down lifestyle and eat all of our meals at home, so not having the couple of things that make cooking more efficient is a real pain.  

 

March will be another tightly budgeted month.  We are super close to being able to pay our tax bill.  That will be a huge relief!  And then on to paying our cc debt.  Keeping on, keeping on....

 

 

Feb 1 -- thumb.gif

Feb 2 -- thumb.gif

Feb 3 -- thumb.gif

Feb 4 -- thumb.gif

Feb 5 -- birthday present, tube for jogging stroller 

Feb 6 -- thumb.gif

Feb 7 -- thumb.gif

Feb 8 -- tea kettle, other kitchen gear

Feb 9 -- thumb.gif

Feb 10 -- thumb.gif

Feb 11 -- trip to the museum (bridge toll, snacks)

Feb 12 -- movie rental

Feb 13 -- valentines and chocolate

Feb 14 -- more chocolate    eat.gif

Feb 15 -- breakfast out

Feb 16 -- thumb.gif

Feb 17 -- birthday present

Feb 18 -- thumb.gif

Feb 19 -- thumb.gif

Feb 20 -- thumb.gif

Feb 21 -- notepad and pen

Feb 22 -- thumb.gif

Feb 23 -- ice cream

Feb 24 -- thumb.gif

Feb 25 -- birthday gift

Feb 26 -- thumb.gif

Feb 27 -- thumb.gif

Feb 28 -- thumb.gif

Feb 29 -- thumb.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was travelling for the month of February...but I'm IN for March!


 

 

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Updating for the end of the month.

 

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1.  thumb.gif

2.  thumb.gif

3.  thumb.gif

4.  irked.gif  $$ out for lunch and $$ for food for our little Super Bowl party.

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6.  irked.gif but biggrinbounce.gif  Bought t-shirts for the entire family commemorating the NY Giants Super Bowl win.  (We're BIG NY Giants fans!!)  DH spent $30 @ Lowes for a drain snake and a small sledgehammer (both needed).

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11. irked.gif  McDs for lunch.  We rented a cargo van (budgeted) and got rid of a bunch of large furniture pieces that have been taking up physical AND mental space.

12. irked.gif  bought the kids some clothes @ Costco.  Went over our usual clothes budget for the month.

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17.-20. irked.gif Went out of state to visit ILs.  Budgeted $200 for the trip, spent about $270.

21. thumb.gif  Not going anywhere today, recovering from the long weekend away, laundry, unpacking, etc.

22. irked.gif splurged on some homemade croissants for the kids at our local Mennonite store $8

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25. irked.gif $$ on McD's for dinner as a "thank you" to the kids for working hard to help dismantle some pallets.

26. irked.gif Picked up cold cuts and chips for lunch (and beer for the grown ups).

27. thumb.gif  Not going anywhere, taking apart more pallets and hopefully building our 2nd compost bin.

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