Monday, June 1, 2015

May Budget update

May was a good spending month, mainly because I came out under budget!  I love it when that happens, especially when I can look back over the month and know that I got a LOT of great deals and needed items.  It reminds me that I can provide for my family very well, even on our strict budget.  Here's how May panned out...
  • Week #1: $2.12  oop, Earned $0  (This week came out of the last of the April money after the budget fiasco)
  • Week #2: $8.95 oop, Earned $0
  • Week #3: $120.05  oop, Earned $7.19 Check from Ebates, and $0.50 Rebate from Saving Star
  • Week #4: $82.61 oop, Earned $12 ECB's, and $1.75 Rebate from Saving Star
  • Week #5: $82.32 oop, Earned $9 ECB's
Total OOP: $274.73
Total Earned: $30.44
Total Remaining: $6.07

Weekly Spending Report: 05/24-30/2015

This week was a great week for shopping.  There weren't a large amount of deals to be had, but the ones I got were good!  We also needed quite a few things for meals and snacks this week, so that's mostly what I purchased.  Here's how the week looked...
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $5.15 oop, Earned $9 ECB's (not pictured 3-24 pk cases of Water)
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $23.98 oop
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $29.75 oop (not pictured 2-35 pk cases of Water)
  • Friday's Amish Market Trip (no picture, 2 large bags raw sugar): approximately $19.20 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (no picture, just 2 newspapers, a package of labels, and some candy for my husband): $4.24 oop
Total OOP: $82.32
Total Earned: $9
Total Remaining: $6.07

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Menu Plan Monday: June 1st 2015!

My Menu Plan for the week of June 1/15.  Recipes and menu inspiration at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog 

This week starts a new month full of all sorts of fun and demanding things. There is work, and teas, shopping, and cooking, packing, and a vacation.  So needless to say, things are a little crazy right now, but so far, things have also been manageable.  The weather has heated up here in Maryland, and I think that the summertime humidity is here to stay!  I decided to keep things cool and simple in the kitchen this week, here's what's cookin'...

Breakfasts: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Toast; Fruit, Yogurt, and Granola

Lunches: Leftovers, Frozen Diet Meals, PBJ Waffle Sandwiches

Sunday - Mac and Cheese, Hot Dogs
Monday - Tacos, Queso Rice, Corn
Tuesday - Leftover Tacos/Gusella's/Taco Dip
Wednesday - Cheesy Baked Pork Chops, Butter Herb Noodles, Asparagus
Thursday - Chicken, Broccoli, Alfredo Pasta, Garlic Bread
Friday - Leftovers/Pizza
Saturday - Leftovers/Take out 
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