This post was supposed to be about our closet decluttering. But the closet is still a work in progress and will be for a little while. I'm trying to learn how to juggle motherhood, wifehood and workhood. That's a lot of hoods! I don't even know it's been one of those days.
Anyways. My husband and I are going to try something new for the month of September. No Spend Month.
Of course I have Pinterest to thank, for introducing me to yet another lovely blog.
Basically we will be budgeting $250 that will be used for groceries, gas, eating out and entertainment. We are not including our bills in the $250 budget THAT would be impossible. I am pretty excited and nervous at the same time. Can we do it? Rachel from the Small Notebook and her family of three did it! and for the fourth time just last month. Surely our family of three can, especially with Kyle nursing.
Now, why have we chosen to try this project? Christmas is such a special time of the year for us we love Christmas and we love gift-giving and now that we have a little one we want to make this Christmas a special one. So any extra money at the end of the month we are going to use for Christmas gifts, treats, pictures with Santa and any other christmasy activities.
Why am I blogging about this in August? Well because I am going to start preparing today! Today (thursday) is grocery day and we have decided it would be a good idea to eat two "freezer pleasers" a week. I have this wonderful cookbook that a friend bought for me when Austin and I got married.
I love this cookbook. It's the one that I use the most because the ingredients for the recipes are cheap and I usually have the ingredients in my pantry. Bonus.
Hopefully by the end of the month we can have 8-10 freezer meals stored away for September No Spend Month. Hopefully all the cooking this month will be successful and we will save lots of money for Christmas so we don't overspend. Wish us luck! More posts to come about our No Spend Month.
Thanks for reading!