Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Grocery Budget!

We're in for 280$ again! I'd better get a move on with coupons and such! I'd already gone shopping for the first week. I'll need to edit this post later to put in the total so far.

We are also doing a 3 week spending freeze again!

The bad news: My truck fuel pump broke! The place we got it towed wanted to charge us 900$ NOT including labor. Next place I called wanted 710$ including labor, the next place wanted 615$ including labor, and then I called my dad and just told me that my husband(oh, btw, I got married!) would be able to do it himself, no problem. So I called the auto parts store, and they charge 282$ for the part! I love that now I know how to look around for the best deal!! LOL anyways...the pump is on the approved spending list!

Also, soon, my other blog will be my 'business' I guess you can say. Handmade by Jessica! I'll be selling my homemade cards, as a hobby, to support my craft store addiction. Either way, if nothing happens with it, I can still give the cards away as gifts for birthdays and christmas and such.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I love this feeling!

Theres a total of 300$ left on both of our credit cards! This will be paid off really soon, and I'm so excited! We paid off most of it with our tax refund which was great. They keep uping my limit on there after almost 3 years of having the card. It started at 700$ and now is up to 3,000$ which is bad....but it all happened within a few months.

So...Heres my March grocery budget....already over!:(

Starting budget: 280$
Walmart. 117.79$ - saved in coupons 4.65$
Walmart. 97.52$ - saved in coupons 9.35$
Smiths 24.09$ - saved in coupons/and store card 10.74$
Big Lots 3.42$
Walgreens 8.98$
Smiths 25.89$ - saved in coupons 2.25$
Smiths 30.18$ - saved in coupons 7.28$

total: 307.87$ saved in coupons 34.27$
HORRIBLE! Over by 27.87$

My boyfriend and I are on another spending freeze. We have our approved list, and our grocery budget is going to be 280$ for April. I'm going to go shopping weekly with a budget of 70$to see if its easier for me to shop for the week. We'll see how it goes...I might switch back in the middle of the month.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shame on me!

I have been super busy! Its been FOREVER since I've posted.

I've still been keeping up with my grocery budget and such. :)

I've been thinking about starting a little home business but I dont know where to start! Everywhere I've looked said go to blogger and start up a page with the products on it! I have no idea.

I'll keep it updated!