Saturday, March 19, 2011

Week Eleven DONE!

Ok, now for the reality check. I haven't blogged in a few days because I've been really rebellious. I've just been buying what I want and I haven't wanted to be truthful about it and add it up and post it. We had frostys yesterday. We had taco bell Thursday. I bought $6 pork tenderloin last nite. I spent about $6 on a greeting card and chocolate yesterday for one of the team leaders at one of my stores because he's been REALLY depressed and I just wanted to let him know that it'll all be ok, that he's a really good team leader, and that I appreciate his hard work. I got coffee from McDonalds on Thursday. I pretty much let my guard down, turned a blind eye and just starting spending like normal these past few days. So, we are currently $14.06 over budget. Our fridge and cupboards are empty AND apparently this spending spree mentality is in the air because my husbands spending for the week is absurdly high (like double normal for him)! I'm not spending any money today. Week eleven of $12 a day is DONE! Week 12 will be much better I hope.

I'm planning on planning this next week out before it starts. I hate doing that because I suck at sticking to the plan and it takes a lot of work but it'll help a lot and it needs to be done so here goes.


  1. Buy a box of cards that are blank inside. You will save a small fortune in cards this way. Better yet, buy greeting cards like I do--yard sales or thrift stores. You don't have to buy musty, dirty looking cards. Although, really, really old cards are a bonus because of the retro look. If the cards are stuck together, steam open. On my blog, I have little ways of saving money. It is the little things where we can really save. Nothing I do is earth-shattering, but it keeps me living well on a tiny income. This weekend, I will show my latest free groceries!

  2. I meant to steam open the envelopes. Place over a cereal bowl with a few tablespoons of water in the microwave. Only heat for 10 seconds at a time. When you can, run a dinner knife or letter opener under the flap. Use glue to stick it back down. Money SAVED!