I know Mondays are usually for "Positive Monday" posts but, in an effort to start getting back on track, I have decided to post about groceries instead. =)
Last month's grocery totals were, quite frankly, a blur. I know I had decided to lower my budget but never "officially" decided what June's budget would be....That my friends was a recipe for disaster! My inability to continue to post/track what I spent added to essentially a perfect storm.
So, I am determined to not have that happen this month!
I have decided to set my budget at $450 (including health, bath, & paper products) for July. I wanted to go lower but G2's birthday is this month. She wants to have her closest friends over for a sleepover on her actual birthday and then we are renting a cabin at Lake Compounce (most likely this month if I can get G2 to settle on a day!) before month's end which will add extra grocery costs in regards to drinks/snacks/etc.
Here's what I have spent up to this point:
I already posted about this but for the sake of keeping track...
5 bottle of laundry detergent
1 box Kleenex
1 bag mints
Farmer's Market: $12*
*higher due to extra bottle deposit
2 quarts whole milk
1 pint of raspberry yogurt
1 Revlon hair dye (for Papa who is completely gray otherwise)
1 face mask packet (G2 to help with the issue on her face)
1 CVS brand package (10 count) of large bandaids (G1's big toe lost a fight with a bike pedal! LOL)
1 CVS brand Neosporin (G1)
CVS brand cortisone cream (G2's face)
1 king sized Kit Kat (trying to cheer up G2 with a treat!)
Big Y: $65.97*
* total fail on my part! Papa & I were out with Ramsey and G1 until way to close to dinner time without a dinner plan in place! And, besides being hungry, I brought those two into the store with me - who decided "Pickies" were the way to go for dinner!
4 bags of Cabot shredded cheeses
1 can whipped topping
1 refrigerated pack of Jello chocolate pudding cups
1 (16 oz) container of ricotta
1 box potato skins
1 box bagel bites
1 P Farm garlic bread
1 bag tri-color cheese tortellini
1 box PF Chang's veggie egg rolls
1 box PF Chang's rice
2 Newman's salsas
1 large box of store brand tortilla chips
3 store brand Mio style water flavorings
1 deli sandwich
I cringed writing down this list! ....BUT there is a LOT of stuff left over so at least it's not all gone, right? haha
Big Y: 26.63
2 Cabot shredded cheeses - Wow! We go through a LOT of cheese!
4 Friendly's ice cream sundae cups
5 Celeste frozen personal sized pizzas (sale)
1 bag store brand tortilla chips
1 6 pack of toilet paper
1 loaf of bread
1 jar of Newmans salsa (ditto on the salsa!)
Total Spent thus far: $118.83
Money left in July budget: $331.17
While what is left to spend isn't *bad*, I am unhappy with how I have spent grocery money so far!
Just reiterates that I need to keep track of my grocery expenditures and stay accountable!
And, with that, I'm off to at least two (possibly three) medical appointments!
Have a great Monday!