Today hubby got $6 in gas for his car and we were out of any vegetables and fruit and it was hot and sticky and I didn't feel like cooking anything so I picked up carrots, celery, grapes, sweet corn, bananas, and a few things to make whole wheat chicken wraps (no cooking involved). These are all things I won't have to pick up when I do my weekly grocery trip tomorrow but at $26.67 it put us $19.61 OVER budget.
We didn't make the $1,200 challenge. We were
I've learned a lot this month though, and plan to take what I learned this month and apply it to August when I try it again (if hubby agrees). Maybe $1,200 will never be our low number...maybe $1,300 or $1,400 will be. Or maybe we can tweak it a little and really get down to $1,200. I'll be sharing more of what I learned later this week.
I have to say that I am still proud of us. With this being the first month in really trying to cut back we did pretty well. Even with having to do a little more grocery shopping later today (updates later) I don't think that we will go more than $100 over budget so a family of 5 living on just $1,300 for a month wasn't too shabby. :)