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06-28-2013 10:55 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetSilver View Post

Or spending money like there is no tomorrow.

 

 

Yep.  Same here.  Sheepish.gif

06-28-2013 08:18 AM
honeybee80
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetSilver View Post

Or spending money like there is no tomorrow.

That's definitely what I've been doing since I posted last ;)  I'm gonna drop off for the rest of this month as far as tracking goes.  I've been spending a bunch and I have more spending I'm going to be doing over the next week or so.  Maybe I'll mellow out a little bit after that ;)

06-28-2013 06:26 AM
SweetSilver
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post

Our thread is not as long as usual...sounds like a lot of us are out enjoying summer instead of being on the internet as much. 

 

Good for you!!  Have fun!

Or spending money like there is no tomorrow.

06-28-2013 03:37 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom

LOVE this blog...very inspirational for those of us trying to spend less money...

 

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/a-practical-solution-to-almost-all-your-money-problems/

06-28-2013 03:35 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom

Our thread is not as long as usual...sounds like a lot of us are out enjoying summer instead of being on the internet as much. 

 

Good for you!!  Have fun!

06-28-2013 03:33 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom

04.. thumb.gif

05..  thumb.gif

06..  $70 camping supplies, $20 ice cream with D2

 

~~

 

25..  $12 on food, but it was unhealthy... chips and such

26.. thumb.gif

27..  thumb.gif

28..

29..

30.. 

 

thumb.gif = no spend

06-28-2013 03:32 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom

We've been gone, but I'm back!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post

Quote:

06-24-2013 08:31 AM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 22nd - budgeted spending thumb.gif $30 gas, $51 groceries 

June 23rd - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 13 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 7 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 3 Sheepish.gifSheepish.gifSheepish.gif

06-22-2013 07:25 AM
SweetSilver

Still lurking, not posting.

 

The girls and dh made a futon frame together.  Sweet!  (And free!)

06-21-2013 07:46 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

June 21st - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 12 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 6 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 3 Sheepish.gifSheepish.gifSheepish.gif

06-21-2013 06:16 AM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 19th - unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $80 sewing machine repair

June 20th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 11 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 6 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 3 Sheepish.gifSheepish.gifSheepish.gif

06-18-2013 09:06 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 18th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif 

 

Lots of errands run today, but no money spent--woohoo! :)

 

no spend days = 10 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 6 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 2 Sheepish.gifSheepish.gif

06-17-2013 08:00 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 17th - budgeted spending thumb.gif $14 groceries, unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $166 tires

 

no spend days = 9 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 6 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 2 Sheepish.gifSheepish.gif

06-17-2013 07:34 AM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 16th - budgeted spending thumb.gif $10 thrift store (only things on my list!)

 

I also realized that I didn't get all of the ingredients I need to make chicken noodle soup, so I'm going to have to go back to the store either today or tomorrow.  Gonna try to put that off to the day when I get new tires so that I don't waste a day on just a few little things ;)

 

no spend days = 9 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 6 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-16-2013 12:02 PM
avismama24

Groceries: Monthly goal: $400

Week1: $114 (store), $35 (csa) = $149

Week2: $109 (store)

Week3: $ 127 (included about $15 of misc gifts)

Week4:

June 1 $50 gas, treehugger.gif $12 clothes for ds, $10 book for b-day prezzie, gas $30 = $102

June 2nd- irked.gif $20 gas to get the car which needed work = $20

June 3rd- thumb.gif

June 4th-thumb.gif

June 5th- treehugger.gif $55 gas, irked.gif $4 cookies= $59

June 6th- thumb.gif

June 7th-irked.gif $16 jojoba oil, $5 prescription = $21

June 8th- $5 laundry, $16 photos, $36 fathers day gifts = $57

June 9th- thumb.gif

June 10th- misc groceries= $11

June 11th- $18 children's museum = $18

June 12th- $2 coffee= $2

June 13th- thumb.gif

June 14th- 55 gas, 10 co-pay, 10 laundry, 5 dd = $80

June 15- thumb.gif

June 16th- $1.50- snack, $6 father's day cupcakes= $7.50

06-15-2013 09:01 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

June 14th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

June 15th - budgeted spending thumb.gif $14 Father's Day present, $67 groceries

 

no spend days = 9 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 5 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-13-2013 09:00 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

June 13th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 8 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 4 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-13-2013 07:12 PM
avismama24

June 1 $50 gas, treehugger.gif $12 clothes for ds, $10 book for b-day prezzie, gas $30 = $102

June 2nd- irked.gif $20 gas to get the car which needed work = $20

June 3rd- thumb.gif

June 4th-thumb.gif

June 5th- treehugger.gif $55 gas, irked.gif $4 cookies= $59

June 6th- thumb.gif

June 7th-irked.gif $16 jojoba oil, $5 prescription = $21

June 8th- $5 laundry, $16 photos, $36 fathers day gifts = $57

June 9th- thumb.gif

June 10th- misc groceries= $11

June 11th- $18 children's museum = $18

June 12th- $2 coffee= $2

June 13th- thumb.gif

06-13-2013 05:40 AM
LoveOurBabies

June 1st - No spend.

 

June 2nd - No spend.

 

June 3rd - No spend.

 

June 4th - No spend.

 

June 5th - No spend.

 

June 6th - No spend.

 

June 7th - No spend.

 

June 8th - No spend.

 

June 9th - Night light and pair of pants for DD $30

 

June 10th - No spend.

 

June 11th - No spend.

 

June 12th - No spend.

 

June 13th - No spend.

06-12-2013 08:52 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

June 12th - budgeted spending thumb.gif $40 gas

 

no spend days = 7 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 4 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-12-2013 04:50 AM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

June 11th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 7 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 3 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-11-2013 09:01 PM
avismama24

Groceries: Monthly goal: $400

Week1: $114 (store), $35 (csa) = $149

Week2: $109 (store)

Week3:

Week4:

 

Key:thumb.gif = no spend day treehugger.gif= budgeted/frugal spend irked.gif= unplanned spending

 

June 1 $50 gas, treehugger.gif $12 clothes for ds, $10 book for b-day prezzie, gas $30 = $102

June 2nd- irked.gif $20 gas to get the car which needed work = $20

June 3rd- thumb.gif

June 4th-thumb.gif

June 5th- treehugger.gif $55 gas, irked.gif $4 cookies= $59

June 6th- thumb.gif

June 7th-irked.gif $16 jojoba oil, $5 prescription = $21

June 8th- $5 laundry, $16 photos, $36 fathers day gifts = $57

June 9th- thumb.gif

June 10th- misc groceries= $11

June 11th- $18 children's museum = $18

06-11-2013 02:06 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 9th - budgeted spending thumb.gif $4 train ticket, $9 dinner

June 10th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

 

no spend days = 6 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 3 thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-11-2013 08:18 AM
SweetSilver

1.  $17 mini-mart snacks for whole family

2. $39 gas/$44 co-op/$4 french fries/$34 other co-op

3. $2 pretzel/$68 science center w/MIL/$15 parking (gah!)/$1 bagel/$41 co-op

4. $7 candy orngtongue.gif out of the girls' snack fund

5. $42 chicken feed/ $7 snacks and ice for homemade ice cream

6. $43 groceries

7. co-op.  lost receipt

8. $10 snacks

9. $0

10 $7 snacks

 

I have got to stop hitting the minimart.

06-10-2013 06:39 PM
avismama24

Groceries: Monthly goal: $400

Week1: $114 (store), $35 (csa) = $149

Week2: $109 (store)

Week3:

Week4:

 

Key:thumb.gif = no spend day treehugger.gif= budgeted/frugal spend irked.gif= unplanned spending

 

June 1 $50 gas, treehugger.gif $12 clothes for ds, $10 book for b-day prezzie, gas $30 = $102

June 2nd- irked.gif $20 gas to get the car which needed work = $20

June 3rd- thumb.gif

June 4th-thumb.gif

June 5th- treehugger.gif $55 gas, irked.gif $4 cookies= $59

June 6th- thumb.gif

June 7th-irked.gif $16 jojoba oil, $5 prescription = $21

June 8th- $5 laundry, $16 photos, $36 fathers day gifts = $57

June 9th- thumb.gif

June 10th- misc groceries= $11

06-09-2013 08:09 AM
SweetSilver

1.  $17 mini-mart snacks for whole family

2. $39 gas/$44 co-op/$4 french fries/$34 other co-op

3. $2 pretzel/$68 science center w/MIL/$15 parking (gah!)/$1 bagel/$41 co-op

4. $7 candy orngtongue.gif out of the girls' snack fund

5. $42 chicken feed/ $7 snacks and ice for homemade ice cream

6. $43 groceries

7. co-op.  lost receipt

8. $10 snacks

9. $0

 

Finally!  A day without spending money!  Kind of.... dh is headed to the dump.

06-08-2013 08:12 PM
honeybee80

Key:  biggrinbounce.gif = no spend, thumb.gif = budgeted spending, Sheepish.gif = unbudgeted spending

 

I'm just gonna post daily and tally mine in a row instead of keeping a running list so that my posts aren't so long.

 

June 7th - no spend biggrinbounce.gif

June 8th - some budgeted spending thumb.gif $90 groceries, $81 Costco, $12 coffee; unbudgeted spending Sheepish.gif $103 tapestries for my new house, $61 beer (most of that is beer for my dad and my friend as payment for helping me move)

 

no spend days = 5 biggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gifbiggrinbounce.gif

budgeted spending days = 2 thumb.gifthumb.gif

unbudgeted spending days = 1 Sheepish.gif

06-08-2013 07:36 PM
avismama24

Feel free to share a bit about your family and your goals.

 

Groceries: Monthly goal: $400

Week1: $114 (store), $35 (csa) = $149

Week2: $109 (store)

Week3:

Week4:

 

Key:thumb.gif = no spend day treehugger.gif= budgeted/frugal spend irked.gif= unplanned spending

 

June 1 $50 gas, treehugger.gif $12 clothes for ds, $10 book for b-day prezzie, gas $30 = $102

June 2nd- irked.gif $20 gas to get the car which needed work = $20

June 3rd- thumb.gif

June 4th-thumb.gif

June 5th- treehugger.gif $55 gas, irked.gif $4 cookies= $59

June 6th- thumb.gif

June 7th-irked.gif $16 jojoba oil, $5 prescription = $21

June 8th- $5 laundry, $16 photos, $36 fathers day gifts = $57

06-07-2013 03:24 AM
Crunchy*VT*Mom

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post
04.. thumb.gif

05..  thumb.gif

06..  $70 camping supplies, $20 ice cream with D2

 

~~

 

25..  $12 on food, but it was unhealthy... chips and such

26.. thumb.gif

27..  thumb.gif

28..

29..

30.. 

 

thumb.gif = no spend

06-06-2013 06:58 PM
SweetSilver

1.  $17 mini-mart snacks for whole family

2. $39 gas/$44 co-op/$4 french fries/$34 other co-op

3. $2 pretzel/$68 science center w/MIL/$15 parking (gah!)/$1 bagel/$41 co-op

4. $7 candy orngtongue.gif out of the girls' snack fund

5. $42 chicken feed/ $7 snacks and ice for homemade ice cream

6. $43 groceries

 

Made some really good homemade ice cream today.  The girls have resisted it after a past disaster, but I won them over with a better recipe.  The best is that it is free of rice syrup-- we are eliminating rice from dd1's diet to see if it helps improve her mood.  She's tested positive for an allergy to rice, and it used to give her headaches but we have since reintroduced limited quantities.  Dairy-free ice cream is expensive!  I made ours with soy and coconut an chocolate, and eggs.  Eggs are also suspect, but not so much as rice. 

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