estimated 100 - 60 going out and 40 groceries. i went over, but feel good about being thrifty outside of going out, which is not something i am generally thrify about. ended up spending $90 going out (burgers and cocktails for two, my bf got subsequent drinks and the cab home), $50 on a new pot (i ruined the other one last week) soap (hand and body, organic and fancy, what budget?), cleaner things, make-up remover wipes, and new tuberware that is insanely cute, $40 on groceries. maybe not the thrifiest home improvements and boozing, but they've made my life much nicer, so i'm on board.
@ThatJenn Where are you going?!
Ahahaha, everything went to hell the minute I set my savings goals. So, January ’14: $1600. February '14: $1000. Womp.
@isabellebleu No but really
@meatcute CSA!!!! We spend ~$400-500 each year and get POUNDS of fresh veggies and fruits every week for like 4-5 months. It MORE than feeds two of us, with some added meat.
$25 on groceries, $14 cab, $15 on prosecco. THAT'S IT. Yay.
Spent all the money. A planned (cheaper) vacation was cancelled when a friend we were going away with got sick, so we did a staycation. Since it was my BF's birthday, I paid for all our fun! $40 dinner with his friends (who also chipped in to pay for him), $50 drinks (friends helped on that front, too), $70 brunch, $120 special coupley bday dinner. Weekend of fun - $290. Look on my man's face when he saw the restaurant menu last night - priceless.
Going away for boyfriend's birthday. Hoping it's cheapish, as I've already spent loads already. Tonight: BF is in charge of all the festivities this year. I purchased an affordable tiny lacy thing fa few weeks ago.... Frederick's of Hollywood is pretty solid for ~$20 lingerie. Tomorrow: Flowers for our hosts, $20, and my share of groceries and booze maybe $50. Sunday: Nothing planned! Monday: Train tickets, dinner out for BF's birthday. $120. So, $190? Not bad.
Friend visiting, which is always expensive, but I'm hoping to have planned well-enough that it'll be manageable. yesterday - grocery run for last night's dinner, tonight's dinner party & breakfast fixings for the guest was $66.66 (creepy!) tonight - will pick up some appetizers maybe, $15. tomorrow - brunch out, $30, lazy afternoon, then out out. I bought a groupon for dinner and drinks for four, so I'll probably just spend that and let friends pick up other tabs we encounter to even it out. $70 sunday - fresh ingredients for brunch $30. drinks with other friends $40. general cab allowance $60, as i'm crashing at my bfs so friend can stay at my place. ~$300. not too bad for three dinners for 2-4 people (two cooking, one out with groupon), one brunch and drinks paying my way, and one brunch for 4-5 paying for all.
Take probiotics! This ain't no joke, it could ruin your ability to eat normally if you don't repopulate your gut flora and fauna funtimes. I had to be off dairy for YEARS over like, two rounds of close together antibiotics!