Every Wednesday I share an honest look at my weekly budget. Before having kids, I could keep my grocery budget at $100 or less. I also tried to keep other spending at or below $50 each week. Now that I’m a busy mom of two while juggling a blog, I’m not the best at keeping my spending in check. In order to stay accountable, I share all of my spending with you! Here is a look at what I spent, saved, and reviewed this week. As well as my thoughts about money.
It’s been a great week for my wardrobe!
First off, Schoola sent me a package with clothes for me and the boys. Look how happy Robert was with his goodies! Please don’t judge me for not making him wear pants. He’s not a fan.
I was most happy with this dress. It’s going to be great for hot summer days at the beach.
Schoola is a unique because the profits from selling their used clothing goes to school fundraising, hence the name Schoola. Pretty cool, right? It’s similar to ThreadUp, but has kids clothes. Between Schoola and ThreadUp, I rarely have to buy new clothes. I love them both!
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My favorite part about Schoola is that it’s easy to send clothes that I want to donate. I even get to pick the school that will receive the funds. Pretty cool fundraising idea!
Not only did I get some great used clothes this week, I also got my very first Stitch Fix box. I convinced my husband that I needed to try it out for blog research. I’m working on a blog post about how to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to Stitch Fix. So far, so good. I was able to get my styling fee waved, and I even won $20 from another blogger to go towards my next styling fee. That means I got this top for only $24!
It’s more than I usually spend for a shirt, but it’s so nice! It’s obvious to me why nice clothes cost more. The fabric just feels better than my cheap clothes. I seriously can’t wait to tell you all my Stitch Fix on a budget secrets!
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Robert and I did a little crafting this week. I put him to work making some art to hang over my bed. I think he did a pretty good job. What do you think?
While Robert painting his art, I went to town on this baby. I’m painting our living room furniture with chalk paint, then adding a finish of clear chalk board paint to make it kid friendly. I can’t wait to show you the finished product!
Tom and I have had a couple time outs this week for us to catch up. The first one was with kids and beer on our back patio on Saturday. Then last night we sat down on the couch after the kids went to bed and had a glass of wine. I love our cheap date nights!
Now onto what I spent this week!
I stayed below $150 for groceries, but the Stitch Fix top put me over. Whoops.
Here’s the total on what I spent:
Trader Joe’s: $107.87
Stitch Fix: $24
Total: $173Time to talk about the weekly budget! Are you on budget? #WhatISpentWednesday Click To Tweet
How did you do this week? Over budget? Under?