Starting today I am starting a new series called Thrifty Thursdays. Last November Nathan and I decided to put ourselves on a “budget.” I use the word losely because this is something we’ve never been extremely good at doing. But, after having London we decided we needed to look at our finances differently. So,
we or HE came up with a game plan for what we call our “fun” money. Fun money is described as basically anything you want to buy that isn’t a necessity to live. This includes: clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, etc… which are basically my necessities. I get $100 a week which I realize does add up over time, but $100 really doesn’t go far at all for someone who loves to shop. This also includes if I want Starbucks or Smoothie King, which I could drink everyday, but no longer at $7 for one.
Anyways, we started this back in November which was a pretty dumb time to start considering Christmas came and the budget was blown and then London’s party, etc… So, we started again this month and DAMN! This is really hard considering all Spring and Summer clothes are in full swing and mama really really wants to shop. I decided to blog about this because I think it will help hold me accountable and I can see what items I couldn’t live without for that week.
Here’s the first week’s items: Check back every Thursday to see what I needed that week.
1. The scarf from J. CREW was on sale for 40% off bringing it to $26
2. The magazine $5.99
3. The 3 Essie nail polishes because I couldn’t decide which color I liked best $27
4. I also purchased a gift for a friend $20
5. Couldn’t make it without a least one Smoothie King drink $7
Comes to around $86 which means I have $14 to carry over to the next week.
See, how this works. Now, you feel my pain.
Thanks for reading. XOXO