10+ Ways We Saved in May
To be honest we didn’t do a lot to save in May due to the injury in my back. We chose to spend a little more to make things less stressful for all of us. We didn’t go crazy with our spending, we just didn’t strive to save as much as we normally do.
In addition to the previous ways we saved, which we often repeat each month as “good practice,” we also made the following choices to help build our savings. Click here to continue reading the full post »
Due to the recent malware and website issues plus emergency issues with our daughter we have made the decisions to skip this week’s Sharing Saturday and work towards restoring and protecting our website.
We cannot wait to see what you have to share NEXT Saturday June 25th.
In the meantime we pray you are enjoying your summer.
This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)
After a review of last month’s budget and the addition of our babysitting job I decided to upgrade the monthly grocery budget to $125/week. That is for four and a half people with varying food intolerances and limited diets. (I say half because our guest is only here 3 days a week.)
This week we spent $167+ but many of the items will be consumed over the next few weeks and our supplies (detergent, deodorant, etc… are included in a separate budget category.)
As part of working toward “Controlling the Chaos” in our home, improving our bedroom on a zero budget and “simplifying” our home I have been downsizing our belongings. I have also been discovering ways to make everyday activities (dressing, medications, laundry, etc…) easier.
This week’s menu is nothing exciting and almost all easy meals due to the fact I am struggling with some additional physical issues and trying to plan accordingly so that I can take care of my family but not use all my energy on cooking or cleaning up (which my husband definitely does more than his share of dishwasher loading and emptying, bless his heart.)