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Saturday, February 13, 2010

A New Challenge for our Family!

My hubby and I have been itching to get our kitchen remodeled.  We found a STEAL on Birch plywood and want to purchase 20 sheets this month.  However, we need to pull the $$ from somewhere.  So, I suggested that we pull it from our grocery $ and challenge ourselves to finding meals from our stockpile, only to purchase fresh produce, milk, and eggs.

I really don't NEED anything at this point, and probably can get away with not shopping at all next week, except for lettuce.  I have all the toiletries that we could possibly need for the next month at least...the only thing is toilet paper, my stash is starting to get low, but I still have 25ish rolls left. 

My challenge is to spend only $100 between now and March 31st!  I really really think I can do it.  The 20 sheets will cost us $552.00.  I normally spend $290 on groceries each month, I have spent $73.41 this month so far.  So, my total for both months is 580.00, minus the 73.41 I have spent this month=$506.59 is what I have left.  I need at least $100.00 to get fresh produce, and I may not need that much, but that is what I will set aside for groceries for 6 weeks!

I will have $406.59 toward the wood!!!  I subbed a day and a half this month, so I have the extra to cover what we will need to buy the wood!  I am super excited about this.  I will get my shelving soon for my office and pantry!!!

Now, on to the challenge.  Join me as I s...t...r...e...t...c...h $100!

2 comments:

The Whimsical Princess said...

Wholly heck at first I thought you said until March 1st and I thought well that is easy, but I reread it that is going to be tough hopefully there will be some amazing deals so it won't be as hard!

Bridget said...

I have my first weeks meals planned. I am planning on spending about $20ish. I hope I can do it! It will be a big challenge for me, I will post my lists here in a bit.

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