Spending Week 13 (June 6 – 12)

Monday:
No spend day!

Tuesday:
No spend day!

Wednesday:
– $10.04 lunch at work (BM)

Thursday:
– $60.65 Mountain Equipment Co-op (daypack, bladder, tirekit, membership & bike bag!) (BM)
– $14.37 Groceries

Friday:
+ $642.73 Income
– $11.77 Gift for mom
– $17.29 grass seed
– $60.85 plants & bird feed
– $80.27 topsoil
– $151.34 Camping stuff: a tent! Air mattress & pump (oh and non-camping; earrings and pj’s) (BM)

Saturday:
– $70.74 Home depot (tyvek wrap, mainly)
– $11.64 Subway!
– $7.05 groceries (+$100 in gift cards that I got for free)

Sunday:
– $3.64 Tim Horton’s

Totals:
Income: +$642.73
Budgeted expenses: $277.62
Budgeted Blow Money: $222.03
Off budget: nothing

In short: Two no spend days  & NO off budget spending, a decent week. I did spend a bit much on Blow Money but that was largely on camping supplies, I also had quite a few house-related expenses but this week was not bad overall!

I think the most ridiculous expense this week was topsoil… having to pay for dirt seems so odd to me. I had to even out a patch of land around the house where the grading is miserable and also since summer is faaaast approaching it was time to get the hanging baskets and planters ready to go. It was hard to work to get everything done outside this week but I really love flowers so this is something I really enjoy doing, just that extra pop of colour around the house makes me smile every time I see it! =)

I got a pretty big load of groceries as I’m hoping to cut down on my eating out, I’ve been splurging way too much and the money I will save there will help with the whole paying down my studentloan/renovating my house/going on vacation at the same time, twice. lol. My financial life is going to be a little crazy the next 4 months!

So, what’s all new and exciting in your world this week?

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5 Comments

  1. If you compost, you wont have to pay for dirt – or as much dirt, anyway.

    • That is true! I have considered setting up a compost pile but there have been too many other things on the outside to-do list

    • That is true! I have considered setting up a compost pile but there have been too many other things on the outside to-do list

  2. I hope that you bought a good air mattress. I went to buy one with my husband as we were on our way to camping. He wanted to get the more expensive one and I said no. Needless to say, our second night camping was on the ground. I actually slept in my car because it was that cold and uncomfortable without an air mattress that worked. When I went to return it, they would only let me exchange it for one of equal or better value. I upgraded at that time. Hopefully the next time won’t be like that.

    Have fun camping!

    • I have the tent set up in the backyard right now because I wanted to time how long the setup takes, since I wont get to the campground till right before dark… I also blew up the air mattress and left it for a few days to see if it’s holding the air… seems ok so far? I bought a coleman, I don’t know if that’s good or bad…. I’m bringing a thick yogamat for backup just in case, thanks for the tip!

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