1: $40 groceries/kids toys/decorating materials, $8 indoor soft play place.
2:$30 DH running shoes - his old ones fell apart on Thurs so no real choice
3: no spend day for me. Was disappointed to find DH had spent $1 at work on chocolate but this is my challenge so I'll accept my first no spend day of the month!!
4: Sent DH to get milk, bread and kid's medicine - he came back having spent $32 - grrrrr!! This makes me so mad. He had also bought several treats for himself but nothing for me, so I don't even get to benefit!!
5: $460 hypnobirthing course for DH and I. (Ask me in May whether this was money well spent) $3 on groceries - definitely unnecessary since this was sweets mainly
6: No spend for me DH spent $7 on playing football and $6 on his lunch.
7: Groceries $105 (budgetted) and gas $100 (budgetted). I had not bought any gas since mid Feb so that was pretty good. DH spent $4 on lunch.
8: $4 curtain hooks - our old ones were tab tops but the new ones need hooks, so necessary spending.
9: No spend, no drive!!
10: $7 playgroup (budgetted)
11: $1 cookies (within grocery budget but pretty unnecessary.) Will be paying the electrician later but there's nothing I can do about that.
12: $112 groceries/household (budgetted). DH said he spent $1 at work on french fries
13: No spend! DH just informed me he spent $1 at work on chocolate, but this isn't his challenge so I'm going to gloss over that.
14: Spent $30 on flowers/foliage for our yard (to entice tomorrow's potential buyer!!) plus $10 on disinfectant for the yard, dishclothes and a can of soda. All of this fits in to the rest of my household budget for this week (but my household budget week runs Weds-Weds so if we run out of anything before then, the money is gone!) Plus $3 on DS1's school activity. Then DH informs me he spent $4 on a breakfast at work!!
15: No spend!! Did a little drive to collect a freecycle thing for the new baby. DH spent $2 on a kid's activity for our two little ones this morning but that's his spending.
16: Spent $14 on natural iron supplements - necessary but unbudgetted. Also, $8 on Easter chocolate for kids and my two brothers. I will claw the $8 back from my household budget on Weds.
17: $52 cranial osteopath (budgetted.) $2 sweets (unnecessary but DH was nagging for them...) $42 postage (but this was for items sold on ebay so in a way, we didn't really spend), $5 swim for me last night. This feels like a lot of spending for one day but I could only really have avoided the sweets.
18: I am giving myself a no spend day for today and I don't want to come back and change it!! DH has gone on a business trip and in theory, if he spends, it will be on expenses.
19:$110 groceries/household expenditure which included stocking up on things which were on sale (budgetted), plus a $16 joint of meat for Easter meals - so I thought that was pretty good. $36 on Easter gifts for the boys - kind of budgetted. $88 on gas - budgetted, at the moment there's no way I can drive any less.
20: $16 on postage of ebay stuff (not technically a spend as the buyers have paid me), $16 groceries (budgeted).
21: Okay, I'm giving me a no spend here and hoping not to come back and change it!
DH is taking DS1 to see a movie tomorrow so there'll be a small spend, but Sunday should be no spend for sure.