Saturday, January 3, 2009

Operation Budget Update

Despite the fact that I awoke to yet MORE snow yesterday, I persevered and continued to work on the budget. Mr. Tall went to the bank and picked up cash, I put together cash envelopes. We've always said we'd try to do this, but have never really tried it. Well now we're trying it for real. All our envies have been loaded and pledges to not use the debit/credit cards have been made. Wish us luck as it is only the third day of January.

I went shopping yesterday at Albertsons, but not until I'd scoured the ad and made my list. Oh and I also made sure to clip my $10 off a $50 purchase coupon. So, I spent $51 and saved $58. Go me! Then I hit Walgreens and got 4 bottles of Dawn dish detergent and 2 Garnier Fructis deep conditioner for $4.25. Go me again. I got that tip from Erika and Christina over at Saving 4 My Family. If you're in the Portland, OR area check their site out. I'm going to visit The Portland Fruit Company next week when I'm back at work (since it's not too far from my school).

I've not touched my school work yet though (oh man, I think it's gonna be a Sunday night thing at this point). I have been taking a picture each day though for Project 365. I cannot wait for my kit to arrive!!! Last night I even started to journal it so I wouldn't forget while I wait for the kit to arrive.

Today I have a nail appointment, maybe I'll post pics later. I need to stop at Safeway and pick up some cough drops for Mr. Tall. I'll also pick up some of their "door buster" deals as well. Have a wonderful Saturday. I know I am trying to enjoy each second of vacation that is left.


Nothing Too Fancy... said...

Fabulous post, Doll! Good luck with the envelopes. We did that for a few months before deciding to just open up a few different banking accounts. Which worked much better for us than having to try to pay bills in cash. I know you can do it! (Seriously...if I can do it...ANYBODY can.) Thanks for stopping by the blog! I love new readers!:-)

edbteach said...

I can't wait to hear how the envelopes work out. I would love to take the Financial Peace class but hubby isn't in to it.

About my scrapbook area - give it a few days and it won't look like that!

I did take before pictures but I couldn't find them when I was ready to do my post earlier.