Today’s TTF party post is a little different.
I told you all about the plan Troy and I decided to implement each month for the last 7 days of the month, “No Spending Week.” Well, we just finished our first week!
I said I would share so, here it is. The week’s summary. And let’s face it, this definitely qualifies as a “Thrifty Thing”!
Wed. 1/25: Not a dime spent!
Thur. 1/26: Not a dime spent!
Fri. 1/27: Not a dime spent!
Sat. 1/28: Troy and I have gone back to school. We are getting our Master Gardeners Certification. Our class is on Saturday mornings for 4 hours. And we have to leave our home at 7:30am to get to class on time. We took our own coffee instead of stopping for coffee. After class, we stopped at Chili’s for lunch. I know what you are thinking, “Um, that’s not exactly a necessary expense Diann!” You are right. However, I had a Chili’s GC and we used that for our free lunch. I did end up spending $5.00 for tax and tip.
Sun 1/29: Bought a paper ($1.50) and gas (which is considered an essential $40.00)
Mon. 1/30: Went to a Free gardening class (with my parents). After class we stopped off for dinner. Yup, we spent money eating out. Geez Diann! But, our bill was pretty decent for the 3 of us ( the princess went to class with us). Here is a picture of our bill. Oh, and we carpooled with my parents to the class!
Two hamburger Deluxe (fries and coleslaw) dinners. The Princess and I share one of the meals because these are big honkin’ burgers and a ton of fries. However, I am now seeing this picture up and it looks like the waitress deducted the tax instead of adding it. Oops. I left a $3.00 tip. We love this diner. Because you can’t beat the prices. Your lucky any more if you can get a large burger at a fast food drive thru for under $4.00 these days!
Tues 1/31: $3.78 ~Florist (this is for the demo and presentation I am doing on Wed. It is a business expense and I am being paid for this presentation). And I just couldn’t eek out the half and half anymore! So, $1.96 for half and half.
So, there it is, our first monthly “No Spending Week”.
Essentials = $46.24 ($40 for gas which will be used throughout the following week)
Non-essentials = $15.37
The non-essentials were my main concern for the week. And this was for all 3 of us.
Overall, I think it was a pretty good week.
- We cooked at home and used what we had in the pantry/freezer/fridge.
- Took our own coffee with us.
- Used a saved GC as a treat during the week.
- Took advantage of a free class for a fun night out
- Went to a very cheap but good diner for a dinner instead of a more expensive restaurant.
- I took water (in a travel mug) with me every time I left the house.
- I kept some kind of snack, brought from home, in the truck to ward off that “I will just swing in here and grab a couple of dollar menu items”.
Now let’s check out some fun links from last week’s party!Acorn Hollow did a little thrifting and came home with some fun treasures!
Kara over at Hobbies of a Homemaker shared her thrifted church chair vignette.
At A Cultivated Nest, we saw this gorgeous clearanced gate!
Thank you ladies for sharing such fun thriftiness! Below is the “I was Featured button” for you!
If you haven’t entered my $25.00 Sam’s Club GC giveaway yet, you still have a little time left~! Just click the pic below to enter!
And don’t forget, this Saturday is our monthly Thrifty Tablescape party! I hope you come back and link up!
Let's get this party started!