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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Grocery Budget Victory

So it's the last day of our month (fiscally speaking. I love that word.) and we came in ON BUDGET for March! Wahoooooooooooo!

The biggest budget buster for us is always food. And this month we came in a tad under budget on eating out and a tad over budget on groceries which cancel each other out exactly. Love it when that happens. I even squeezed the first 3 month subscription to out of this month's grocery budget (a stipulation from B Daddy for us giving it a go.)

So we really dug deep into the pantry this last week to make it through and here is a list of all the "staples" I'm currently out of:

Peanut butter
Brown sugar
And the kicker....COFFEE.

Have I told you how much I love my morning coffee? I don't think I have any friends currently who relate to my relationship with my morning java. It makes me sad. (For them, not me.) I love love love my coffee. I love the way it smells, I love the way it tastes, I love the way it looks when the creamer swirls around and turns it that perfect shade of sweetness. I love its warmth under my fingers as I shuffle around the kitchen. I love the sky blue glazed mug I drink it out of. It is so many wonderful things to me.

I can't wait to hit up the store tomorrow.


  1. I think your next post should just be a picture of your yummy coffee. :) I will try not to take it personally that coffee out-ranked me.

  2. Um, part of my evening routine (up there with brushing my teeth and washing my face) is setting the coffee maker for the next morning. EVERY.NIGHT.
    I understand, Katie.
    You are a better person than I.
    I would have sacrificed the budget :)

  3. Just a thought...have you considered making waffles instead of the Eggo kind? It might help stretch the budget. I know where you can get a waffle maker cheap! Make a batch ahead and freeze and then you'd still have the convenience of popping 'em in the toaster.


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