Budgeting: October results, planning for November

Budgeting: October results, planning for November

One of the goals of this blog is for me to have accountability. I don’t live with my parents so I am not really accountable to anyone in terms of what I buy, eat and spend, and it is hard for us as a family of five when we love to eat good, high quality...

Meal planning and budgeting – week in review

I was going to go to bed tonight, and then I didn’t. I have been working so hard today on this blog!!!!! And I am continuing! This week in terms of meals didn’t quite go the way I planned, but I have been able to use a lot of my vegetables, which is great....

Budgeting for October

Background for new followers I have been so busy with reviewing products that I haven’t had a chance to make an update post on my budgeting. I have created this blog mostly in order to transform our finances as a family. I wanted this blog to be my motivator to...

August budgeting

I have been slacking the whole month of July with my budgeting, I just didn’t have time. I will try to catch up this month. I think I spent more than my allotted $800 for food in July. I think I spent less for cleaning than my allotted $300. I don’t think...

This month’s budget challenge

This past week we have been shopping quite a bit – we have also been enjoying our CSA organic box, and a lot of fresh berries we got. We went to Costco, QFC, and Central Market near us to shop. This is what we still have left from our shopping trips – QFC...

Monthly grocery budget challenge – updates

I haven’t been able to update daily on my challenge, but I have been keeping account of all the spending. Sodas $13.71 + 5 dairy deliveries this month 5*$13.76 + $8.25 lettuce, chard from the farm today + $2.40 for strawberries + $5.99 for drinks +$53.06...

Weekend wrap-up

This weekend is almost over – another week has passed! This week was a bit difficult – first my daughter had a presentation to do at school, and then a big rehearsal and recital on stage for her dance class. This was a big event as I had to participate as...

Tonight’s dinner

I would like to start journalling what we eat so that I can showcase that I am staying true to my budgeting challenge (and not just eating out every day). Tonight we had some more pork, beet, orange, feta cheese, and walnut salad with orange champagne vinegar...
Meal planning for this week

Meal planning for this week

Today we have received our vegetable and fruit delivery, and now I have to start planning our meals for the week. I have been having a bit of trouble actually planning all the meals out properly beforehand partly because I am a bit slow at it, everything is constantly...

War Foodie

War Foodie is one of a kind subscription box concept that allows to send gourmet products to the deployed overseas military. You can either pick a box for yourself or send a gift to someone. You will pay $7 per item you order. This post may contain affiliate links....
Whole Foods trip past Thursday

Whole Foods trip past Thursday

This past Thursday we went to Whole Foods for a block party! We went to our Lynnwood, WA store. There is also a store in Bellevue that we go to sometimes when we are in Bellevue, but we went to Lynnwood this time. We don’t shop at Whole Foods very often. This...
Shopping these few days

Shopping these few days

I have a confession – I bummed my challenge this month. I went shopping on Tuesday, and on Wednesday! I have depleted all my subscription food boxes pretty quickly, and I am gearing up to participate in a recipe challenge, so these trips were imminent. I had to...
Plans for next week

Plans for next week

Here is what to expect next week on my blog… I am going to be trying to find a way out of having to live on $24 for 20 days, I guess $1 for the whole family! That’s less than the cost of 1 baby food can… I seriously doubt I will be able to make it, I...
Hello Fresh delivery

Hello Fresh delivery

Morning Today has been quite uneventful. We had an appointment with my older daughter’s teacher at school in the morning. Then we noticed the baby had some redness in her eye, and so we had to set up an appointment for her and take her to see a doctor. Hello...

Spending in April

So far my groceries are $71.54 this month. Bought 2 subscriptions, went to Albertson’s. Got a new delivery of veggies for the week. I have $163.69 left in my budget. This month I have decided to try to stick to this budget because I am not anticipating any major...
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