Grant and I have set up a budget several times in the past. We usually just stick with it for a month. This is our 5th ? week now on our budget and I am obsessed with it! It is like a game for me! I am now clipping coupons, separating cash into envelopes, planning our meals, and adding as I go at Wal-Mart! The hardest thing has been (NOT) buying clothes for Addison, but I have found ways to manipulate the system- my own system! HA! But budgets can be broken occasionally, right? Like today- Addison and I went to LR. I cashed in some miles on our Discover card and got some Children's Place gift cards. I also had a coupon to Gymboree so we went there, too-had to earn some gymbucks! We then went to Shoe Connection because I wanted to get Addison some Maryjane Keds for spring. They had an awesome sale going on. I REALLY needed new boots. My brown boots were so bad I threw them away, and my black ones are close to visiting the brown ones in the trash! I thought I would get a brown pair at an awesome price of 25 bucks. But I would actually save money if I went ahead and got the black ones, too, instead of paying full price in the fall, right? So I did. Then they have the cutest bows there and at $5 a piece- what a deal! So...I broke the budget a little today. But girls have to have shoes! and bows!
My next plan to break the budget is going to entail me buying a reader for my memory stick so I can post some picts! Addison had so much fun tonight trying on her new clothes for her daddy. We would put on an outfit and she would run into the living room saying, "look daddy, look!" She was too cute! Wish I had of taken some picts!
Do any of you have any pointers or suggestions for budgeting? How do you make it work? I am amazed at how much money I am able to save!