It’s been a crazy, one of those I can’t seem to get anything done, weeks here at practicing frugal. The week has been further complicated by some routine doctor and dentist appointments that seem to always come at the wrong time.
Not only that, but my to do list is over-flowing with things that need to be done, and although I try not to let it get me down, it sometimes just does. I’m working on it though. Doing my best, cause really that’s all we can do.
I have so many things to be thankful for, that it seems silly to let things get you down. That’s what I have to remember. I get to spend every day with two (of three) of the most special things on this earth. We may not always have great days, but we sure do enjoy our time together.
….. and that’s what it’s about.
So now that I got that off my mind, we shall talk about groceries.
I didn’t get a regular shopping trip in, other than a Sam’s trip this weekend, so I just decided that since we had made it to almost the middle of this week, I would just get the groceries for the rest of the week plus the next (3rd & 4th week of September).
This is what the fridge looked like before I went! I think we almost cleaned it out. It made it much easier to tell what we had, and we didn’t even waste a thing! We did get rather creative with some of our meals, like when hubby used evaporated milk for his oatmeal because we were out of milk.
I spent $48.18 at Sam’s on green tea, almonds, granola bars and some fruit.
I batched my grocery shopping with other errands and activities we had, so all the groceries I bought at Kroger and Walmart are in these pictures together (I didn’t get pictures of my Sam’s trip). We got home so late that I took a picture of the cold stuff and stuff that was needed right then, leaving the rest for the morning.
Yes I bought crayons at Kroger. They were half price at $2.49. That box of 64 crayons sells for $4.97 at Walmart.
The truffles will make a great school treat, and I had a coupon for $2 off.
I spent $111.91 at Kroger. I was able to get the yeast, bagged popcorn and frozen corn free with either free coupons sent to me or the friday free coupon you can load each friday to your shopper card.
I spent $112.58 at Walmart. The 5 gallon jug of motor oil I bought didn’t make it in the picture. At over $16 a jug, it’s not cheap.
My best deal was the $.99/lb grapes! They are absolutely delicious too!
The thing I hated to spend money on was a new pair of sewing scissors (ouch) since I think mine went away to college!
So my total for the last two weeks of September is $272.67, which brings my monthly total up to $550.94.
I’m sure I may have to pick up some more fruit or something while I am out, so I will update next week if I do.
How’s your grocery budget coming along? What do you do when things seem to get you down?
making a habit out of living frugal…..
Like what you see here at Practicing Frugal? Why not subscribe to get a daily email of frugal updates? Just fill in the form below.