The month of May has been a whirlwind, and extremely expensive.
Our two year anniversary: we went to a B&B for the night
Penelope's first birthday: we had a big birthday party for her..even though her birthday isn't until the 16th!
Mother's Day: Daniel ordered me an ESV journaling Bible... I have wanted one for a really long time!
A week off of work: Daniel was off work, which means we spent more money than usual going out and having fun!
I decided a few days ago that we'd do a no spend week this week. We've tried in the past and failed, but I am determined this time. This week we can spend money on:
>> gas, but we will be limiting driving
>> whole milk, for Penelope
>> emergency produce when we run out
We are pretty much starting with an empty fridge, since we haven't gone grocery shopping in a few days. I am determined to be as creative as possible and clean out my freezer and pantry before I give in and go grocery shopping.
As a side note, today Daniel got a speeding ticket for $40 today. Not exactly a good start to our no-spend week! Oh well.
Don't let yourself get hungry! I ate a really small pathetic lunch today and felt hungry and dizzy all day. I needed to be more prepared and make something better for lunch, because I have the ingredients to do it! We started making dinner really late tonight too and it won't be ready until 6:30. Needless to say, I'm pretty hungry.
I'm hoping to bake a banana bread tonight and some fresh bread tomorrow. I know that if I have some baked goods around for snacking I'll feel like I have something to quickly grab and eat.
Stop looking in the fridge:
My husband keeps opening the fridge and closing it, and belly-aching that we have no food. We might not have convenient food, but we have plenty of ingredients to make some yummy foods.
Today was nice and relaxing, but both Pen and I were pretty bored because we've been used to going out so much lately. I'm going to try to make plans to go for fun walks and just get out each day. There is plenty to do that doesn't require us to spend money!
I'm curious, have you ever done a no-spend week? Do you have any tips?