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#91 of 97 Old 05-27-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Grocery budget for May: $400

Week1 $142 (big shop)

Week 2 $104 ($37 csa, $67 store)

Week 3 $80

Week 4 $134 (109 store, 25 csa)

 

Total grocery: $460!!

 

May 3-thumb.gif

May 4th-treehugger.gif ($8 on smoke alarm battery, $5 yard sale on toys for DS, $3 thirft store on clothes and baby potty!) = $16

May 5th- $4 snacks, $30 gas = $34

May 6th- irked.gif yikes...lots of spending, not really necissary, but not "bad" either $10 on groceries, $17 on plants for garden, $10 on straw for garden mulch = $37

May 7th- treehugger.gif(already know $20 bucks on copays for ds and I to see natruropath dr) = $20

May 8th- treehugger.gif $10 copay dr for ds, $13 gas to travel to farwary appt. irked.gif $10 on travel snacks = $33

May 9th- treehugger.gif $30 gas = $30

 

May 10th - $70 misc mothers day gifts and a lunch out = $70

 

May 11th- thumb.gif

 

May 12th- thumb.gif

 

May 13th- treehugger.gif $12 gift for ds (put away for xmas), irked.gif $10 lunch out for Ds and I = $22

 

May 14th - thumb.gif

 

May 15th- $15 gas = $15

 

May 16th- thumb.gif

 

May 17th- $ 6 gymnastics $10 breakfast out, $20 sandbox for ds = $36

 

May 18th- $18 flowers = $18

 

May 19th- $42 gas $10 take out = $52

 

May 20th- $12 garden straw = $12

 

May 21st- $15 car reg = $15

May 22nd- thumb.gif

May 23rd-thumb.gif

May 24th-thumb.gif

May 25th- $46 gas, $10 laundry, $1 dollar store = $57

May 26th- $25 chowder fest with all 3 kiddos. =$25

May 27th- $21 lunch out with all 3 kiddos, $4 flowers= $25


Me, slinggirl.gif mama to 1.5 yr old kid.gifDS, step mama to two tweens, married to a sarcastic sports nut censored.gif. We are unschooling! mdcblog5.gif http://twocoolfourschool.wordpress.com/

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#92 of 97 Old 05-28-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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May 1st

Books for DD ($12)

 

May 2nd

Put christmas dresses on layaway ($20) and some much needed jammies and winter pants for the kids ($70)

 

May 3rd

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May 4th

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May 5th

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May 6th

Christmas present for neices.. was half price on sale ($15)

 

May 7th

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May 8th

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May 9th

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May 10th

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May 11th

Two Mother's day gifts (for my mom and MIL), 5 new pairs of kid socks, outfit for DD ($50)

 

May 12th

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May 13th

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May 14th

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May 15th

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May 16th

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May 17th

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May 18th

Winter gloves for me and mugs for the kids ($42)

 

May 19th

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May 20th

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May 21st

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May 22nd

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May 23rd

Winter pants and tops for the kids ($70)

 

May 24th

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May 25th

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May 26th

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May 27th

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May 28th

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#93 of 97 Old 05-28-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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5/1: budgeted spending thumb.gif $119 Costco, $64 grocery store

5/2: budgeted spending thumb.gif $50 physical therapy

5/3: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/4: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/5: budgeted spending thumb.gif $40 groceries, $37 gas, $9 stamps, $4 pens

5/6: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/7: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/8: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/9: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/10: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/11: budgeted spending thumb.gif $22 farmer's market, $4 chai

5/12: budgeted spending thumb.gif $16 Mother's Day present, $38 groceries, $8 coffee

5/13: budgeted spending thumb.gif $12 dinner, $38 gas

5/14: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $29 Target

5/15: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/16: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/17: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/18: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $10 snacks, $60 dinner (ouch!  For me, BF, DD, and DS), $50 thrift store furniture, $5 coffee, $5 ice cream for kiddos

5/19: budgeted spending thumb.gif $38 groceries, $15 farmer's market

5/20: budgeted spending thumb.gif $40 gas

5/21: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $75 beach towels and bath rugs

5/22: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/23, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26:  WAY TOO MUCH UNBUDGETED SPENDING Sheepish.gif

5/27: budgeted spending thumb.gif $32 groceries

5/28: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

Well, I'm out of money, so the rest of this week needs to be no-spend ;)  June will be the perfect budgeting month, I know it! ;)


Single mama to DD 10/18/03 and DS 9/15/05 

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#94 of 97 Old 05-28-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Grocery budget for May: $400

Week1 $142 (big shop)

Week 2 $104 ($37 csa, $67 store)

Week 3 $80

Week 4 $134 (109 store, 25 csa)

 

Total grocery: $460!!

 

May 3-thumb.gif

May 4th-treehugger.gif ($8 on smoke alarm battery, $5 yard sale on toys for DS, $3 thirft store on clothes and baby potty!) = $16

May 5th- $4 snacks, $30 gas = $34

May 6th- irked.gif yikes...lots of spending, not really necissary, but not "bad" either $10 on groceries, $17 on plants for garden, $10 on straw for garden mulch = $37

May 7th- treehugger.gif(already know $20 bucks on copays for ds and I to see natruropath dr) = $20

May 8th- treehugger.gif $10 copay dr for ds, $13 gas to travel to farwary appt. irked.gif $10 on travel snacks = $33

May 9th- treehugger.gif $30 gas = $30

 

May 10th - $70 misc mothers day gifts and a lunch out = $70

 

May 11th- thumb.gif

 

May 12th- thumb.gif

 

May 13th- treehugger.gif $12 gift for ds (put away for xmas), irked.gif $10 lunch out for Ds and I = $22

 

May 14th - thumb.gif

 

May 15th- $15 gas = $15

 

May 16th- thumb.gif

 

May 17th- $ 6 gymnastics $10 breakfast out, $20 sandbox for ds = $36

 

May 18th- $18 flowers = $18

 

May 19th- $42 gas $10 take out = $52

 

May 20th- $12 garden straw = $12

 

May 21st- $15 car reg = $15

May 22nd- thumb.gif

May 23rd-thumb.gif

May 24th-thumb.gif

May 25th- $46 gas, $10 laundry, $1 dollar store = $57

May 26th- $25 chowder fest with all 3 kiddos. = $25

May 27th- $21 lunch, $4 flowers = $25

May 28th- $10 co-pay chiro, $11 groceries = $21


Me, slinggirl.gif mama to 1.5 yr old kid.gifDS, step mama to two tweens, married to a sarcastic sports nut censored.gif. We are unschooling! mdcblog5.gif http://twocoolfourschool.wordpress.com/

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#95 of 97 Old 05-30-2013, 05:29 AM
 
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Grocery budget for May: $400

Week1 $142 (big shop)

Week 2 $104 ($37 csa, $67 store)

Week 3 $80

Week 4 $134 (109 store, 25 csa)

 

Total grocery: $460!!

 

May 3-thumb.gif

May 4th-treehugger.gif ($8 on smoke alarm battery, $5 yard sale on toys for DS, $3 thirft store on clothes and baby potty!) = $16

May 5th- $4 snacks, $30 gas = $34

May 6th- irked.gif yikes...lots of spending, not really necissary, but not "bad" either $10 on groceries, $17 on plants for garden, $10 on straw for garden mulch = $37

May 7th- treehugger.gif(already know $20 bucks on copays for ds and I to see natruropath dr) = $20

May 8th- treehugger.gif $10 copay dr for ds, $13 gas to travel to farwary appt. irked.gif $10 on travel snacks = $33

May 9th- treehugger.gif $30 gas = $30

 

May 10th - $70 misc mothers day gifts and a lunch out = $70

 

May 11th- thumb.gif

 

May 12th- thumb.gif

 

May 13th- treehugger.gif $12 gift for ds (put away for xmas), irked.gif $10 lunch out for Ds and I = $22

 

May 14th - thumb.gif

 

May 15th- $15 gas = $15

 

May 16th- thumb.gif

 

May 17th- $ 6 gymnastics $10 breakfast out, $20 sandbox for ds = $36

 

May 18th- $18 flowers = $18

 

May 19th- $42 gas $10 take out = $52

 

May 20th- $12 garden straw = $12

 

May 21st- $15 car reg = $15

May 22nd- thumb.gif

May 23rd-thumb.gif

May 24th-thumb.gif

May 25th- $46 gas, $10 laundry, $1 dollar store = $57

May 26th- $25 chowder fest with all 3 kiddos. = $25

May 27th- $21 lunch, $4 flowers = $25

May 28th- $10 co-pay chiro, $11 groceries = $21

May 29th= thumb.gif

May 30th= thumb.gif

 

Totals

food= $460

Spent out= $538

Saved $400

No spend days= 10


Me, slinggirl.gif mama to 1.5 yr old kid.gifDS, step mama to two tweens, married to a sarcastic sports nut censored.gif. We are unschooling! mdcblog5.gif http://twocoolfourschool.wordpress.com/

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May 1st

Books for DD ($12)

 

May 2nd

Put christmas dresses on layaway ($20) and some much needed jammies and winter pants for the kids ($70)

 

May 3rd

thumb.gif

 

May 4th

thumb.gif

 

May 5th

thumb.gif

 

May 6th

Christmas present for neices.. was half price on sale ($15)

 

May 7th

thumb.gif

 

May 8th

thumb.gif

 

May 9th

thumb.gif

 

May 10th

thumb.gif

 

May 11th

Two Mother's day gifts (for my mom and MIL), 5 new pairs of kid socks, outfit for DD ($50)

 

May 12th

thumb.gif

 

May 13th

thumb.gif

 

May 14th

thumb.gif

 

May 15th

thumb.gif

 

May 16th

thumb.gif

 

May 17th

thumb.gif

 

May 18th

Winter gloves for me and mugs for the kids ($42)

 

May 19th

thumb.gif

 

May 20th

thumb.gif

 

May 21st

thumb.gif

 

May 22nd

thumb.gif

 

May 23rd

Winter pants and tops for the kids ($70)

 

May 24th

thumb.gif

 

May 25th

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May 26th

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May 27th

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May 28th

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May 29th

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May 30th

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May 31st

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This month I've spent $279 on goods that were unbudgeted for. I will be returning a few items because they are unfit for the purpose I had in mind, so it will be a total $250 for the month. Even with the returns, I am still $50 over budget for our discretionary spending section. I'll try to do better next month though!


 

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5/1: budgeted spending thumb.gif $119 Costco, $64 grocery store

5/2: budgeted spending thumb.gif $50 physical therapy

5/3: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/4: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/5: budgeted spending thumb.gif $40 groceries, $37 gas, $9 stamps, $4 pens

5/6: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/7: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/8: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/9: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/10: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/11: budgeted spending thumb.gif $22 farmer's market, $4 chai

5/12: budgeted spending thumb.gif $16 Mother's Day present, $38 groceries, $8 coffee

5/13: budgeted spending thumb.gif $12 dinner, $38 gas

5/14: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $29 Target

5/15: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/16: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/17: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/18: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $10 snacks, $60 dinner (ouch!  For me, BF, DD, and DS), $50 thrift store furniture, $5 coffee, $5 ice cream for kiddos

5/19: budgeted spending thumb.gif $38 groceries, $15 farmer's market

5/20: budgeted spending thumb.gif $40 gas

5/21: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $75 beach towels and bath rugs

5/22: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/23, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26:  WAY TOO MUCH UNBUDGETED SPENDING Sheepish.gif

5/27: budgeted spending thumb.gif $32 groceries

5/28: no spend biggrinbounce.gif

5/29: unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif

5/30: no spend biggrinbounce.gif


Single mama to DD 10/18/03 and DS 9/15/05 

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