Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grocery Budget FAIL-Early Fall Update

So I forgot all about my grocery shopping budget project already say I am flaky at times is an understatement. Let's just say I have a lot going on in my life so I tend to forget about all these little projects I get so excited about at times ha!

Let's see an update: Fall is here in Michigan and it is gorgeous! Trip to a farm/orchard is coming soon already bought our groupon for it ;) I have been busy planting various perennials my family members have so kindly dug up and donated to me! Ask and you shall receive let me tell you! No idea what is going on for Halloween this year, Gabby wants to be an "80's girl, you know like the one that sings "Holiday" in Just Dance" ;) and Lainey will most likely wear a ladybug costume handed down from big sister this year. I plan to go to an adult party with the hubby this year but not sure how much we will dress up....I will do something I just am not sure what and it will prob be last minute decision!

Trying to get back on the weight watchers wagon after seeing the ever so flattering tagged pictures of myself that were recently posted on is is is busy!

Gabby and Lainey both have nasty colds/upper respiratory junk going on that I pray we do not get from them and that is about it for our household at this time! Will hopefully post something a bit more exciting soon when I manage to be on here on my home computer where I could actually access photos!

Monday, September 5, 2011

And the mini trips begin....

See this is where we really run into trouble...all those last minute needed things you have to go grab (which usually are not on sale or you forget coupons for!) Tonights grabs....

1 block colby cheese
1 small bag shredded (could not be bothered to shred my own tonight)
1 small packet of turkey pepperoni

Total: 10.00

Hoping this is it for this week and we can make it to Friday without any more purchases!

August grocery total

So I don't have exact total since I had just started this goal and obviously I am not 100% of what I bought in each shopping trip as health and beauty and paper products etc...were all included and they will not be included from now on. What I can tell you is we spent well over $500 for the month of August on groceries, beer, pop, dog food, health and beauty products, and paper goods. YOWZA!!! It sure does add up quick and the more aware you are of it the easier it will be to take steps into monitoring the spending a bit better! (at least that is what I am hoping for!)
So here we gooooo for September so far I went to the Farmer's Market where I got:

1 spaghetti squash= $1
1 eggplant= $1
1 lb greenbeans=$1.50
5 peaches=$3

total so far this week $6.50 leaving me with $33.50 for this week

this is a non-shopping week for me and I will shop again on Friday/Saturday so my goal for this 1st September shopping trip is to spend UNDER $100 for 2 weeks of food. I hope to see that total go down over time but I am trying to stay practical here in the begining ;)