Weekly Review – Food and Fun Goals Update

Work/Life Balance
Creating  a Work/Life Balance isn’t easy

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Update on our January and February Goals – Food and Fun!

January Goal

As you recall if you have been following my posts, I committed to monthly goals for 2018.  I decided that monthly goals as opposed to “New Year’s Resolutions” would be easier to manage and follow. January’s goal was to spend less, with the focus on food spending.

My Goal for January: Spend Less

The main focus was to spend much less on food.

We took the following steps to reach this goal:

  1. Set our goal (Spend much less on food)
  2. Made our plan (Use planning and creativity to spend less on food.)
  3. Put it into action. See my posts about  12 low cost breakfast options12 low cost lunch options , 12 low cost dinner options and 12 low cost dessert options.
  4. We made sure we were accountable by sharing our progress in the Weekly Updates: Announced our goal, plan and strategy, Week One update, Week Two update, Week Three update and then we wrapped it up here in this post.

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Weekly Review – Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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February’s goal is to have fun!  I know it seems odd to have to make it a goal. We just wanted to remind ourselves that with all the stresses and chaos of everyday life we still need to squeeze in some fun.

My first post about fun focused on frugal family fun.  Most of those ideas were from my childhood or as a parent experiencing fun with our son. The next post had some frugal fun ideas for young adults. The ideas shared were things my son and his friends did in high school.  The last post covered fun at work.  Most if not all of these ideas were from my current 9 to 5 in an office but they could be adapted for most work place situations. What is next? Continue reading “Weekly Review – Valentine’s Day on a Budget”

Weekly Review – Transitioning from Food to Fun

Ham and Waffles - Transitioning form Food to Fun
From Food to Fun!

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Transitioning from Food to Fun!

How do we transition from food to fun? Well, last week we crushed our goal for January – Spend Less which focused on spending less on food. Please check back through the following posts if you need help with setting and implementing goals (and to see our progress): Continue reading “Weekly Review – Transitioning from Food to Fun”

Frugal Fun – Week One

Frugal Fun
Frugal Fun
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My Goal for February: Frugal fun

The main focus is to spend much less on entertainment.

Why would anyone need to make a goal to have fun? Every day life with all of its chaos and stresses creeps in and takes over.  Also, you may feel guilty because you have errands to run and unfinished chores.  “Once I get it all done, I can relax and have some fun.”  That day may never come unless you actively put your intention into action and make it happen. Continue reading “Frugal Fun – Week One”

Weekly Review – January Goal – How did we do?

Low cost salad
January Goal – Spend less on food

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Update on our January Goal

How did we do? Was it worth it?

As you may recall I am making monthly goals for 2018.

My Goal for January: Spend Less

The main focus was to spend much less on food. Continue reading “Weekly Review – January Goal – How did we do?”

What’s for dessert? 12 Low Cost Dessert Options

12 Low Cost Dessert Options
12 Low Cost Dessert Options

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12 Low Cost Dessert Options

Okay, so for those of you that read my New Year’s Eve post, you will recall my goal for the month of January is to spend less money.  We spent way to much over the holidays so my plan is to cut way back on our food bill for this month. Continue reading “What’s for dessert? 12 Low Cost Dessert Options”

Weekly Review – Finding Work and Life Balance and Goal Update

Work and Life Balance
Creating a Work and Life Balance isn’t easy

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Work and Life Balance

No matter how you slice the “daily” pie, you still only get 24 hours!

Yep, I just made that up!

Three weeks into the new year I am finding that I am having a hard time maintaining a happy work and life balance. Continue reading “Weekly Review – Finding Work and Life Balance and Goal Update”

What’s for dinner? 12 Low Cost Dinner Options

12 Low Cost Dinner Options
12 Low Cost Dinner Options

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12 Low Cost Dinner Options

Okay, so for those of you that read my New Year’s Eve post, you will recall my mini goal for January is to spend less money.  We spent way to much over the holidays so my plan is to cut way back on our food bill. Since December 31st, I have gone shopping with a list twice and also bought some items for our stock pile. We have spent a total of $260.56 on food so far.  The plan is to eat low cost meals all month.  In the last few weeks I posted 12 low cost breakfast ideas and 12 low cost lunch ideas. Today we are focusing on dinner. Continue reading “What’s for dinner? 12 Low Cost Dinner Options”

Weekly Review – Credit Card Rewards and Goal Update

Wallet and keys
Credit card rewards, we charged everything last year.

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Credit card rewards, we charged everything last year

In my last weekly review I shared our dirty little secret!  Thank you for not adding any mean comments.  I admit I was worried revealing how much we charged on our rewards cards without giving a full explanation. We charged everything last year, why? Credit card rewards! Continue reading “Weekly Review – Credit Card Rewards and Goal Update”

What’s for lunch? 12 Low Cost Lunch Options

Groceries to make low cost lunch items.
What’s for Lunch? 12 Low Cost Lunch Options

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12 Low Cost Lunch Options

Okay, so for those of you that read my New Year’s Eve post, you will recall my mini goal for the month of January is to spend less money.  We spent way to much over the holidays so my plan is to cut way back on our food bill for this month.  We have a freezer in the garage and a huge pantry in the house with some stock pile stuff and we went shopping with a list at Aldi’s on Sunday (December 31st) and spent $125.00.  The plan is to eat low cost meals all month.  Last week I posted 12 low cost breakfast ideas. Today we are focusing on lunch. Continue reading “What’s for lunch? 12 Low Cost Lunch Options”