Sunday, January 3, 2016

Weekly Spending Report: 12/27/2015-01/02/2016

This week I made some interesting purchases.  We got some treat snacks to have on New Years Eve, as well as a few nice clearance items for the house and gifts.  I also stocked up on TP and salsa!  Here's how the week went down...
  • Monday's CVS Trip (Included, but not pictured is another package of TP): $10.51 oop, Earned $10 ECB's, and $1.50 Checkout 51 Rebate
  • Monday's ALDI Trip (Included, but not pictured is 4 gallons of H2O): $15.10 oop
  • Monday's Gaint Trip: $27.44 oop, Earned $0.25 Ibotta Rebate

Total OOP: $53.05
Total Earned: $11.75
Total Remaining from 2015: None, in fact I went over budget, and used some Christmas money to cover the difference, but I am so okay with that at this point in the year.  I am ready for a fresh start next week! 

Frugal Finds: December 2015 Edition

This month we hit up a local flea market and found some great deals...

Box of Big Ritz for Howard = $1
Little Metal Cups (great for ketchup or snacks for Howard) = $0.50
Marking Pencils for Sewing = $0.75
Tin Lunch Box that I am now using as a sewing box = $4
Train Print for Howard's Shelf in his Nursery = $0.50
Total: $6.75

We also managed to get into the thrift store this month as well...

4 Board Books for Howard (He loves books, and is so rough on them.  So I got some new ones to replace the ones I just recycled.) $0.99 ea = 4/$3.96
Khaki Pants for Howard 2T = $1.49
Jeans for Howard 2T = $1.49
Black Striped Long Sleeve Henley for Howard 2T = $1.99
Blue Long Sleeve Tee for Howard 2T = $1.99
Black and Gray Shirt for Howard 4T = $0.99
Long Sleeve White Dress Shirt for Joe = $7.99
1 Tent Repair Kit for Joe = $0.49
3/4 Sleeve Pink Shirt for Me = $4.99
3/4 Sleeve Brown Shirt for Me = $3.99
Long Sleeve Charcoal Layered Shirt for Me = $3.99
Total: $33.60

Weekly Spending Report: 12/20-26/2015

This was a WONDERFUL week, full of so many great holiday things -- we hosted Christmas Eve lunch with both of our families at our house (very stressful, but so worth it), we attended Christmas Eve service at our church, we drove around one evening to look at Christmas lights, I finished my holiday cookie baking, we did some last minute shopping on Monday, went to the Museum staff luncheon on Tuesday, gave and received a LOT of amazing gifts, ate a few too many cookies, and ended the week with some clearance shopping, and a family wedding on Saturday.  Needless to say we had a very full week -- I got a pimple from the stress, but fun was had by all, and that's what really matters.  Anyway.  With all of the feasting and gifting, shopping needed to happen too, so, without further ado, the shopping results for this week...
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $24.17 oop, Earned $13 ECB's
  • Monday's Giant Trip: $27.64 oop
  • Monday's ALDI Trip: $25.80 oop

Total OOP: $77.61
Total Earned: $13
Total Remaining for December: $10.46

Pantry Challenge January 2016

Pantry Challenge 2016 | Good Cheap Eats 

 I am joining Jessica over at Good Cheap Eats for another pantry challenge.  I try to do this twice a year as to keep the pantry manageable and the freezers defrosted.  Monday starts round #1 for 2016.  Join along as we eat down the pantries and freezers, rotate our stock, and hopefully create some new family favorites!