Saturday, June 13, 2015

Quick Update

Remember that upswing?
Last month I did great with spending.
This month I was/ am hoping to ride out the $17.76 daily average.

Right now:
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.47
That leaves $149.70 left to spend this month in order to hit my goal.


The secret to my overspending is that I've been buying lots of organic this month, still finding sales and getting store brand items BUT organic spikes the cost no matter. Sigh.

OH, and I just spent $24.95 on coffee grounds. I earned a $5 store reward by doing so and saved $10 on the purchase and it was coffee I really enjoy. Lets just say I'm stocked up on good grounds now so I'm not going to have be buying the cheap stuff and filling it full of flavored creamer to mask the cheap coffee taste. I'd say that's a win win.

In other news our backyard carrots are getting really close to their first thinning. We've been picking a few splendidly delicious strawberries from our little pots each day for the past week about. The tomato plants all have the tiniest of tiny clusters of the first tomato flowers. They're not flowers yet; just little green specks but it's just so exciting! At least I have some very low cost organic food growing in our yard. That's a plus.


  1. Rein it in now and you'll make it! I'm cheering you on!

    1. Thank-you so much. I'm not sure you all understand how much I appreciate you rooting me on. It's really very encouraging/ motivating. HUGS!

  2. I think you will succeed. You are making such deliberate choices, inlcuding the buying of the good stuff. Exciting aobut your garden. My tomato and peppers are a bust, so I won't even get container veggies this year. Back to my mantra, "someone has to shop at the farmers market."

    1. Oh no :(
      I'm glad you gave it another try, the gardening thing and I have to admit your mantra puts a HUGE smile on my face. There's a lot of truth in it but it's still funny.

      I don't like spending the "extra" money but I've reluctantly resisted the good stuff for too long. I think I really am ready to incorporate a lot more organic foods and see how I can keep chasing sales and keep costs to a minimum while buying healthier. And since I'm getting so much better at cooking from scratch that's going to help me afford more healthy items too.

  3. I think if you are going to choose to eat organic, you have to expect to pay a little more and just roll with it. After many, MANY years, I have realized you get what you pay for - maybe you can really get your garden going next year and that will save quite a bit of money.

    I think you are doing fantastic - you should be very proud of how much you have accomplished so far!!! ENJOY your coffee - you deserve it....imagine how much you would have spent on similar coffees at Starbucks!!!

    1. : )

      I'm happy. I don't want to be eating Monsanto anything and buying organic really makes me feel like I'm taking care of myself, my family, and doing the right thing. Oh, and I got A LOT of coffee so if we want to compare how much I would have spent on Starbucks... WOAH! I should probably try and figure that out :)

      Thank-you Sue