Monday, April 24, 2017

My favorite way to save:





Hey, thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing my favorite way to budget and save money. It's a super simple concept and maybe you've heard similar methods before, but I'm sharing because it's really helped us big time. My husband, Zach, had been suggesting this method for a while before we gave it a go, but I just kept procrastinating it.

Finally when I had brought it up to my mom she had told me that someone I respect very much had been using this exact method for years! And this person was someone I wanted to live my life like so I committed!

Saving Method:

Withdraw a weekly budget (i.e. $100) every Saturday morning and that's my grocery/food budget for the week. That's all!

In order to succeed at this for me and not starve is that I have to put some work into meal planning the week out. That's the key to success. The magic about this is that I'm not prone to going out to eat fast food like I had before this. When I had gone through my bank account and saw how much money we were spending on eating out and groceries ..... $$$$ ...it was just a mess! I couldn't believe how much money felt wasted on junk or expensive food. Now when we go out to eat, it feels more like a treat. I also appreciate the food I buy more through this method. Using physical money has made me much more aware of my spending than swiping a card. We've saved more than we ever have this way.

Soo, what's your favorite way to save?? I want to know!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FruGAL Target Finds

 


Bow Ties: in store only ($3) but $5 online find








I was excited to find a few goods for Easter at Target. Then again, when is there never good finds at Target? Gets me every time. I have to share about the succulents! They came alone and are fake! They were only $2.99 and I needed to replace them in my dip bowls for display because my real ones have died when I go out of town and the shelves they hang out on aren't near a window!

They also have air plants for the same price, but do air plants make anyone else feel weird? 🙋🏽 Anyone? No? Oh ok.

The ties were in the dollar section for $3 each and I'm picky because I usually make my boys' bowties, but this year I didn't have to make a trip to the fabric store. You can never go wrong with chambray, I think they are so cute and don't look cheap! Best part!

K, so the rain boots! I normally ignore BOGO or types of sales like that because that usually causes you to spend more than you need to, but it was my birthday week and I was buying some heels I really wanted from my last post. I sold my old rain boots and was in search for some simple ones like these back when were on our Oregon trip last fall. With the BOGO, I got these for $12! I like them a lot and they will match everything. Most importantly, I don't have to risk getting any of my other shoes wet when it rains or slushes haha. 

The BOGO ends April 15th so if you need any shoes for you or your kiddos or lover, you may want to check it out! Target's shoes are on point this year, I don't usually get my shoes from there, but I do everything else! 😂😂