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Last night I went to Wal-Mart and Target ! Here is the break down :



Gum:$.96 Minus Free Gum coupon = FREE !

Secret deodorant:$2.47 Minus $3.00 coupon = I made $.53 !!!!

Hot Sauce:$1.58 Minus $.50 coupon=$1.08

Hot Dogs:$1.98 Minus $1.00 coupon = $.98

Brownie Mix:$1.64  Minus $.50 coupon= $1.14

Grand total with sales tax : $4.31 ! 

So I saved : $5.96


Mustard:$.99 each x 3 = $2.97  Minus $.50 x 3 = $1.50 off = $1.47  for 3 !

Colgate tooth brushes 2 pack : $2.48 Minus $1.00 coupon = $1.48 for 2 tooth brushes !

Mascara: $3.19  Minus $2.00 coupon = $1.19

Grand Total with Tax: $4.51   I used a  $5.00 giftcard so I still have $.49 left on it 🙂

Savings : $5.70 🙂

Total savings for both stores: $11.66

Total spent oop ( Out of Pocket ) $4.31 🙂   Not bad for getting 11 items 🙂

Ok so I still  went over my budget( but not really ) ….. I have not been shopping in a while so I think its ok …… right ?

So here is the breakdown: Giant Eagle: Spent: $24.97 – I only bought meat there.  4- pack chicken 1- whole chicken and 1-pack of steak

Aldi: Spent : $65.61 Bought 55 items ! I think this is my new favorite store !

Total:$90.58 ….. So that’s $40.95 over budget but I had not shopped in 2 weeks so I’m $9.42 under budget 🙂

Do to some out of our control circumstances the grocery budget was non-existent last week much to my dismay. We spent WAY TOO MUCH $$$$  ! I’m not even going to tell you how much !  fail 😦  The worst part is Ryan and I don’t have any groceries !

The newest member of our little family. Apollo Durfee. We just adopted him from the Humane Society . He is only 2 months old and such a blessing to have !

Last week I decided to finally put a number on how much I am willing to spend our groceries each week. That number is $50 a week. I am really bad about only shopping once a month and when I do look out ! So this way I hope to cut down what I am spending at the store. To help cut down my costs and help me not over spend I’m going to only take cash with me to the store.

Here is a rundown of what I spent last week:

 CVS:Total before coupons : $39.00

After coupons : $3.32 oop ( Out of Pocket ) Plus I made $8 in ecb (Extra Care Bucks )

ALDI’S: Total oop $30.69

Total spent for the week: $34.01

$ to carry over into this week’s budget: $15.99 !!! Not bad for my first week !

This was so good and I couldn’t even get it out of the crock pot it was so tender it just fell apart .

a whole chicken  ( Cleaned out and rinsed)

sprigs fresh rosemary

4-cloves of garlic

2-sliced lemons

a juice of a lemon

Place the chicken in the crock pot. Add garlic , lemon, rosemary, lemon juice . Place the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours. It has a nice hint of lemon and is super tender.

I placed the bones back into my crock pot last night with 8 cups of water, pepper corns, 2 carrots and 3-stalks of celery.  I  turned it on low. And have left it on. The plan is when I get home tonight To strain everything out and have my own homemade chicken stock !


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