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#181 of 184 Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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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 shy.gif

 

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 joy.gif

 

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!!!

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(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.

 

 

eat.gif  If that sushi place was anywhere near where I live...I'd NEVER get a no-spend day.  mmmm....


 

 

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The sushi place is amazing!!! We have made friends with the sushi chef over the years.  He actually sends whole plates of sushi to our table that he knows we like - just rice & crab for the little kiddos. White tuna and salmon creations for me...yum!

 

Not to mention - I estimated/overestimated the cost of sushi place. Under 3 is free, 3-6 year olds are $3.25, and 7-10 year olds are $4.10 - this includes drinks and there are always "15% off your entire bill" coupons in our free paper.

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I was hoping to close out 2012 with a no-spend day...but alas...partying won out! 

 

I hope all of you have a wonderful new year's eve tonight and I'll see you over on the January thread!!

 

 

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My goal for the month = 15 thumb.gif no-spend days 

My progress so far = 18 days  joy.gif

 

 

 

01..  $166 ski stuff

02..  thumb.gif

03..  $8.50 bagels

04..  thumb.gif

05..  thumb.gif

06..  $215 Christmas

07..  thumb.gif

08..  $35 eating out

09..  thumb.gif

10..  $50 more Christmas

11..  thumb.gif

12..  thumb.gif

13..  thumb.gif

14..  $20 more eating out 

15..  $7 hot cocoa + flowers

16..  thumb.gif

17..  thumb.gif

18..  $100 Christmas stuff

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20..  $23 Broken snow globes and breakfast

21..  $35  Alcohol for party

22..  thumb.gif

23..  $35 ski

24..  thumb.gif  (spent tons on groceries, but it was budgeted)

25..  thumb.gif

26..  thumb.gif sledding = free

27..  thumb.gif huge snowstorm = shovelling = free

28..  thumb.gif

29..  thumb.gif

30..  $15 skiing

31..  $143  party food and alcohol for tonight


 

 

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