Join me through the ups & downs of motherhood as I try to balance a husband, 4 kids, a cat, my faith, sewing, quilting, homeschooling, lots of food/environmental allergies & living frugally in Canada, all while keeping a big smile on my face!
I finally sat down and figured out our numbers for the week... things are going fine, same old, same old. I was able to completely pay for our new bed without making a dent in our slush fund as well! Yay!!
I've already spent a chunk of change this week on groceries, clothes, etc... so for the rest of the week i'm going to try to stay under $130.00 total.
So far i've spent:
Medical: $258.92 *hubbys meds will be 100% reimbursed.
Clothing: $60.00 *Morgan needed new spring clothes, so went shopping & bought what she needed. She went through all of her old clothes and is donating a huge garbage bag FULL of clothes. Then made a list of "needs", so I let her buy what she wanted as she's very responsible when it comes to money & spending.
Misc: $50.00 *iTunes card. I bought this as "payment" for services rendered. lol! By the end of the night I am absolutely exhausted after a long day and my wrists are usually toast. I offered Morgan a $50.00 iTunes card (that she had been pining for) to clean the kitchen/run the dishwasher for me at night till the end of May. *blush* I keep it the kitchen clean all day, but after dinner, it's all hers. Money well spent in my opinion. lol!
Up until Thursday, we should be fine. There's plenty of food in the house, i've already bought Easter treats, etc... but I do need to buy new sheets & bedding for our new bed. Hmmm... so maybe I won't be able to stay under $130.00. Ugh! Well I guess i'll find out... 2nd thoughts, maybe i'll just use the slush fund for this. That's what it's for anyways. Our slush is currently sitting at $3639.00. I wanted to move a couple hundred extra over to our TFSA this month so I think i'll do that as well. If all continues to go as planning, I should be able to hit my TFSA $10K goal by Jan.1st no problem!
On another note, I have close to a couple hundred in my Paypal account that i'm going to move over for to cover Morgans July guitar lessons as well. We're taking off 5 weeks from her lessons when a friend is down from the U.S. and when our Japanese girl will be here. So that'll give me 5 weeks to figure out September, but now i'm covered for her lessons until fall hits anyways.
Ok, I think that about covers everything for this week! I need to go vacuum our room quickly before our new bed is here! Can't wait to see the difference between our old bed and our new gel-memory foam bed! Ahhh! Well that's it for me for now! The girls & I are making Easter eggs this afternoon so i'll be back later with pictures of gorgeous eggs i'm sure... ;) lol! Have a fabulous day!
I had no choice... i'm sooo far behind in my blog reading it's slightly scary. I just deleted well over 500+ blog posts in my reader. I don't even subscribe to *that many* blogs either! I've saved only what was posted in the last 2 days. So, i'm going to play "catch up" tonight with my blog reading, leave some comments, visit those on my blogroll & those who have commented on my blog in the last few days. Hopefully catch up a bit!!
My blog has sorely been lacking lately too, I know. I've been soo busy and preoccupied, but i'm *trying* to do better get in the flow again! I am excited for my "21 Day Financial Fast" though! :)
I still haven't done my budget for the week but spent a huge chunk on groceries this week. Dallas has been telling me "there's nothing to eat", which I ignored and figured he was just being Dallas. So I checked the freezer. Lo & behold... there really wasn't much in the house! lol! Lots of pantry foods and whatnot, but meat was vanishing really fast! So... I shopped & spent a fair chunk on meats, which we all know aren't cheap!
I do want to get my budget post up though, so I think i'll crunch my numbers tonight and figure that out for tomorrows post. Other than this, it's same old. I'm going to cut this post short here now though so I can sneak in some blog reading & commenting!!
My facebook page Carla's Creations has hit 2000 "Likes" in barely over a years time! Very exciting for me! So i'm celebrating with a giveaway! If you're interested, come and take a peek & enter to win a scrappy patchwrok zippy for yourself! :)