Every Wednesday I share an honest look at my weekly budget. Before having kids, I could keep my grocery budget at $100 or less. 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.
This week has been a great week for my budget. I’ve somehow been able to stay on, even below, budget this week. I love when that happens.
Unfortunately, the babies have had colds this week. Maybe that is one reason I’ve stayed on budget. It’s less tempting to get out with fussy, snotty, kids. Since the whole family is snotty, I decided to put a new spin on my old boogie wipe recipe by making them reusable instead of using paper towels. Check out my original recipe here.
This time around I used soft baby washcloths and put them into an old salsa jar. Here are my step by step instructions:
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- Fill a jar halfway full with water.
- Add 10 drops of essential oils that help with colds. I use the DoTerra Breathe blend, but find that a blend of peppermint and eucalyptus works well too.
- Add 1 tsp of coconut oil (I use Nature’s Way liquid coconut oil)
- Add 5 drops of vitamin E oil.
- Roll up 4-5 soft baby washcloths and add to the jar. Fill up the rest of the jar with water. Keep a lid on it to stay fresh for a couple of days.
I like to put these in the microwave for 3-5 seconds to warm them up just a bit before wiping little noses. These are so soft that I’ve been blowing my nose in them too!
This was a really fun way to save money this week instead of going out to buy a bunch of essentials for a cold.
Now onto what I spent this week!
I did really well this week. I must admit that I’m pretty proud of myself for finally getting back on budget.
Here’s the total on what I spent:
Publix: $79.15 ($20 of it will be reimbursed)
Walmart: $47.15 ($40 was already reimbursed)
Total counting reimbursements: $116.61[bctt tweet=”On budget this week! Are you on budget? #WhatISpentWednesday”]
Finally back on budget! I’m hoping I can get back to a budget of $150 or less each week.
I was able to review a pretty cool booster seat this week for Summer Infant company. No blog review was needed, but I figured I share this cute picture with you anyway.
I love doing reviews like this. We tried it out for a week and then I put a review on a couple places online. Do you want to do review too? Check out the ultimate list of ways to review here.
How did you do this week? Over budget? Under?