Tag: frugal

  • Low-Spend June: Day 13

    Pre-camp breakast, $8.26 at Jack in the Box.  Their breakfast sandwiches are WAY overpriced. I met my oldest for a scary Dr’s appointment that turned out not to be scary…we went to Ihop to celebrate.  She offered to treat but I didn’t want her to spend the $$, so I spent $28. We needed a…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 12

    Katie goes to drama camp a few times a year…just a week of full days of camp at our local community theater.  She loves it.  Our splurge has been the breakfasts, which would have been less expensive if hubby and I had the willpower to NOT also get a breakfast item, but alas…we’re weak.  Since…

  • Low-Spend Day: June 8

    Today I’m making a few batches of rolls in sandwich and hot dog size and maybe, just maybe, I’ll try another bread recipe that might be less dense. I don’t have any shopping or billpaying planned, but I did spend a crazy amount of time on the phone with PennyMac and USAA this AM, because…

  • Low-Spend Day: June 7

    I was pretty good today.  I went to Fry’s, where I spent $63 on groceries/household/personal.  This included stocking up on 24 bottles of Powerade (44 cents each for the 30oz and it’s the ONLY thing that really works when I get really bad headaches), some sparkling water (six 88 cent bottles), body wash ($1.50 each…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 6

    I baked bread and rolls.  The rolls were amazing and the bread was a little dense.  Or a lot dense.  It’s great for eating warmed with a little butter but a bit…um…dense for sandwiches.  I’m considering sticking with the roll recipe and making slightly larger rolls for sandwiches…and maybe experiementing with morphing it into a…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 5

    Heading into day five and thinking about filling in some blanks with food these next couple weeks. One lasagna down, one still in the freezer. Pork tenderloins gone, but provided two generous dinners, so yay. Two chicken enchilada casseroles, still in the freezer.  Moving one to fridge to defrost.  I’d love to grab a bag…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 4

    The hardest part of this plan has been explaining the whole deal to the hubby and kids, although they’ve all been great sports about me saying no to Taco Bell or shopping trips just to “look,” etc. Today my 12yo and I went to Dollar Tree.  I thought I’d try purchasing paper towels, trash bags…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 3

    It’s still early in the day, so I may have to update if I don’t make it through the day without buying SOMETHING ELSE. I just spent $38.58 but it was on something I desperately need…two new bras.  I had a 40% off coupon for LaneBryant and I only ordered two of my beloved wire-free…

  • Low-Spend June: Day 2

    Did pretty well today.  I cooked about 8 days worth of dinners/lunches from food I’d already stockpiled, and stopped at the grocery store for a few things and only spent $12.86.  Sadly, my Sam’s Club mozzarella was VERY moldy (dated July 29th mind you) so I wanted to buy cheese for the top of tonight’s lasagna.…

  • How to have a painless “low-spend” month! June, Day 1

    I haven’t done one in a while, and I will admit that I often fail miserably when I try.  I usually do great for a week or ten days and then….poof.   I’ve been trying to follow a strict budget this year, but not having the success I’d like.  I’d love to start significantly adding to…