Money Saving Challenge- Weekend edition

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I kept forgetting to do this update! Great start, right? Well, let’s condense it into all the things I did this weekend!

1. I finished up my April grocery shopping on saturday. I ended up only spending 26 dollars for everything I needed. This included a whole turkey breast on sale for .88 a pound, a dozen eggs, 3 pounds of purina cat food for .49 after coupon, organic salad in a bag on clearance and a big bunch of carrots on clearance. I also stocked up a bit on pull ups since I realized that we have NO STOCKPILE of diapers. I even got free bertolli pasta sauce after coupon. It was a good trip :o)

2. I went through my HBA stockpile and my food stockpile and listed what I will have to stock up on if there is a deal this month, and what I can do without. I need deals on pull ups, ketchup, BBQ sauce, TP, bread flour, wheat flour, olive oil, sugar, juice, and feminine products(I know….gasp!). I will be making the items on this list my top priority when looking at the sales.

3. I made pizza for dinner Saturday night and decided to use the oven temperature to make treats for my blog buddies I’m meeting up with today. They have no idea :o)

4. I also made another pizza crust so I don’t have to worry about it next Friday.

5. Even though we as a family are not eating out this month, I am going to brunch with some buddies today. I pulled the savings I put aside for the brunch. I decided to start putting a couple of dollars aside once we decided to get together officially.

6. I washed all of my winter clothes and put them away. I also did this for Hubby’s clothes. This way we aren’t washing clothes that are too heavy for the current weather, wasting our quarters at the apartment laundry facility.

7. All comforters were washed and put away as well. The lighter throws were pulled out.

8. All of Sonny’s winter clothes were washed and packed to take to the consignment shop. We’ll see how much I get for them.

9. All lights were kept off until dark.

10. Checked my e-mail and opened 30 points of mypoints e-mails.

11. Went through my gift tote and realized that I now have more than enough for my mother’s day gift baskets and my sister’s graduation present. I still need to finish up my father’s day gifts.

12. Put together another karma box to place in the laundry area at my complex.

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  1. 5.3.09
    Precious said:

    You are off to a good start! 🙂

    Enjoy your blog friends! How come I wasn’t invited? LOL!

  2. 5.3.09
    Jenny said:

    Honestly I don’t know how you do it all.. I get tired just from reading what you did 🙂

    Btw, thank you so much for homebaked bread! I’m looking forward to trying it tonight!

  3. 5.4.09

    The bread you make…..fabulous! We had it for dessert for my MIL’s bday dinner. Her bday was Thursday, but we had them over last night for dinner. DH got candles and put it in the bread so she had candles to blow out. DFIL took seconds on the bread 🙂 He said I’ll have to get the recipe so I can make it for him again and again and again…unless of course you wanted to make more …..LOL

  4. 5.4.09
    Amiyrah said:


    you’re always invited! Especially when you come out this way to visit your grandbaby :o)


    I make myself tired reading all that I get done lol. I think it helps that once a month I am out of this house, “working” someplace else. I call my military time my “monthly vacation.” Only working 9 hours? I’ll take it!


    I’m going to post the recipe this week. I hate to say this, but I usually make it off the cuff since it’s a basic quick bread recipe, but I’m going to buckle down this week and actually write it out and make sure I got everything right. This should be interesting lol!


    I agree! I can’t wait for us to do it again! And you are definitely Hubby’s best friend right now. When I told him that you were giving up sun dried tomato paste and balsamic vinegar, he was giddy like a school girl. He’s an italian food junkie and can’t wait to see what I come up with from those two things. Thank you!

  5. 5.4.09
    Saphira said:

    Same here, those were my plans for the weekend plus many other things, and almost none got done. you have so much energy! i wish i was that organized. Good for you. I enjoyed out outing very much. Let’s do it again!

  6. 5.5.09
    Missy said:

    you are doing really great!