I currently budget $150 a week for food, non food grocery items, cleaning supplies, pet food, health and beauty, over the counter medicine and car maintenance items. This amount is still a bit higher than I would like, but I am learning that with the items included in my budget and the price of items in our area, this amount is really not that bad. When you are trying to eat a healthier diet consisting of leaner meat and more produce, your grocery bill will tend to be a bit higher.
I didn’t get any pictures of my groceries this week! It has been quite busy around here. I worked Thursday night and that left Friday for sleeping, cleaning, grocery shopping and a birthday for the last princess. Not only that, but big girl came home from college for a week. Such a happy day! We spent the weekend having fun as a family with a little work mixed in for momma. On Sunday, we took the last princess to Chuck E Cheese for a family birthday party. It was a surprise. She was quite surprised. She has always had her parties at home, so birthday #5 was a treat!
Since I didn’t get any grocery pictures, you get a few birthday pictures!
The last princess is in that stage where the smile is sometimes so stiff! I missed the picture of her face when she opened it, so this is what I got for the posed picture!
I wish I could have gotten the original smile, as she is excited about a shipping spree to Toys R Us!
Well I guess that’s enough birthday pictures.
I spent a total of $140.33 on groceries this week at Dollar General, Walmart and our local store, Cranford’s.
How did you do with your grocery budget this week?
Making a habit out of living frugal…..