|Okay, not much to do with summer, but I think I'm funny sometimes.|
So my challenge to myself to stick to the list just wasn't working. I'm a sucker when it comes to my kids and buying them things. Most of the time I take my kids with me shopping because my husband is at work or I just feel the need to enjoy the little time when have together. I know soon they will be teenagers and will be avoiding me at all cost. I swear sometimes I black out when we are together. My son was being a little hell raiser Saturday when we were running errands. I was trying not to spend money, but when I'm out and already near shops I like to go around and look anyways ( I guess just to torture myself ?!?). So I was swearing in my head that I wasn't going to buy him anything, yet he really wanted me to go back to the party store for a $20 green lantern costume. Then we got to Joann Fabrics, I saw my sister there shopping, so we starting looking around together. We wandered into the summer clearance section which was 70% off. There areas are like my kryptonite. They had a kid's rake on clearance for around $3, and I have been wanting to get some so my kids could help in the fall. Before I knew it I was loading the kid and the rake into the care, thinking "What happen?"
So I found a new inspirational blog: $12 a day
We aren't in the same situations, but she would like to spend $10 a day and save $2 for future purchases. My budget ( I use that term loosely because is it really a budget if you never stick to it?) for grocery shopping is $70, which would be $10 a day. I have 4 people to feed, which isn't too hard to feed for $10 a day but I always end up buying non food items. So far this week I have spent $5 on kettle corn at the fireworks show. I have even been places this week and have not spent money, which is a big deal for me. I have also a few rewards at work: $5 off a $10 purchase and $10 off a $10 purchase, plus I still get my employee discount. I think I am going to buy some curtains for my son's room. They are black with tabs on the top, and I want to put some kind of batman symbol on them and do his room that way. If I can do it so it is removable, they will work for when he is older, which could save me money in the future. They are on clearance for $8 each, so I think I can handle that this week. My nieces and nephew also are staying with us on Thurs and Friday, so I have to plan on their eating too. I'm confident I can do this this week, as we do have a good supply of food in the freezer. Only time will tell.