Today is pay day. We have been doing really well at keeping our spending down. I have $20 left out of my $200 grocery budget from the last pay period which I plan to put aside for goal # 3 which is Kid # 1's wedding expenses. I am helping with all the flowers. Plus each one of the other kids are in the wedding party and I will be helping with the clothes etc. for that. I have decided to earmark any funds leftover from the grocery budget to help with the costs of this goal.
My husband has recently taken on a part time side job doing taxes. He is also taken on a couple of extra jobs doing book keeping for some small business owners we know. All funds made from these side jobs will now be going towards Goal # 2 which is to pay off my car. I am really hoping we will be able to accomplish this by the end of 2012. As of today we owe $13,768.49. This is our last major debt besides our house. So far my husband has made $302.40 this week after taxes which I will be paying directly to the car payment. We also had and extra $150 to snowflake from our last pay period. So our snowball is definitely rolling!
The hubs has to dress up and wear a nice shirt and tie for his part time job. At his full time job he does not have to dress up. He can just wear jeans and tshirts. We took $50 and hit up Goodwill. We ended up getting him 4 pairs of dress pants, 4 dress shirts ( they are Lands End dress shirts which I looked up when we got home and they are $49.50 a piece on the website), 4 ties and a pair of black dress shoes. I think we did very well and he looks so nice wearing all of it too :)
Today I hope to get some cooking done. I would like to make some granola, crock pot re fried beans, coffee cake, muffins and some tomato soup. I would also like to get all the dry ingredients done for waffles on Sunday. I'll probably go head and mix up a pitcher of powdered milk also.
I have decided to start documenting our food waste and linking up to The Frugal Girl. Every Friday she documents the food she throws out because it has went bad. I have decided to also start doing this in hopes of eliminating our food waste. I have been throwing away to much I think. Anyway stay tuned for a post showing what I had to throw out this week :(