Every Monday we provide you with our past weekend’s agenda to show you how you can continue to do what you love on the weekend while using your common cents.
Friday, I went on a grocery run immediately after work to get some essentials that would last us through the weekend. I have learned that 4:00 PM on Friday is the golden time for me to go grocery shopping because everybody else thinks it’s a horrible idea. For dinner later that night my fiancé and I enjoyed leftover pizza from our favorite local pizza joint and a couple of beers while we fulfilled our current addiction of binge watching LOST on Netflix—currently halfway through season 3 so no spoilers, please!!! The night was capped with a walk down the street to snatch up a couple of barstools from a neighborhood home that had left them at the end of their driveway for bulk item pick up. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? Maybe I should add “after some serious TLC in the form of sanding and staining or painting” to the end of that proverb to make it a little more accurate.
Friday Spending Stats:
- Grocery store $24.00
- Leftover Pizza & Beer for dinner + Netflix $0.00
- “New” Barstools $0.00
Total Spent on Friday: $24.00
Estimated Total Friday Savings: $80.00
photo credit: www.smittenkitchen.com
Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to upload the Saturday Morning Hustle and inhale some oatmeal before heading to volunteer as a “direction giver” (a title I just made up to describe my job of making sure 5th and 6th graders turn at the right spot when they reach an intersection during their race) at a junior high cross country meet. I easily worked in some lunges and running intervals during lulls in the race—so BAM! My workout was completed before 9 AM and for FREE! I spent most of Saturday afternoon prepping and cooking a super unhealthy salad (bacon’s a vegetable, right?), and super delicious dessert to take to a friend’s for dinner that night. After getting home around 10:30 PM, I was too tired to watch the football game I had DVR’d during dinner, so I hit the hay and stayed away from all social media.
Saturday Spending Stats:
- Cross Country Meet & Interval Workout $0.00
- Dinner at our Friend’s $0.00
- Husker Football (DVR’d because of dinner) $0.00
Total Spent on Saturday: $0.00
Estimated Total Saturday Savings: $45.00
On Sunday I woke up earlier than my better half and started watching the football game I’d recorded the night before—I’m sure he appreciated that by the time he crawled out of bed and joined me he only had to watch one quarter, but I’ll just keep pretending he loves watching. I cooked up a brunch of (too many cups) coffee and some cheesy scrambled eggs to eat as I watched from the comfort of my own couch. Following a quick catnap and some boring wedding to-do’s, I went to watch the most handsome man on the planet’s weekly soccer game. While there, I worked on my tan and did some MAJOR catch-up chatting with my lovely Samantha. There is not much I love more than multitasking! By the time the game was over, my stomach was growling, so we hit up SmashBurger on our way home. As you can tell by the photo above, I was not messing around. You can go out to eat while on a budget without feeling guilty or like a failure—it’s usually pretty simple to find little ways to cut unnecessary costs. The sun really took it out of me, so after getting home, I finished up some blog work and hit the hay–bidding farewell to my three favorite days of the week.
Sunday Spending Stats:
- Husker Football (DVR’d game on my couch) $0.00
- Cheesy Breakfast Scramble $0.00
- Afternoon Entertainment (soccer game) $0.00
- Dinner at SmashBurger $8.00
Total Spent on Sunday: $8.00
Estimated Total Sunday Savings: $27.00
Total Estimated Weekend SPENDING: $32.00
Total Estimated Weekend SAVINGS: $152.00
I hope everyone had a nice weekend and survived the first day back on the grind If you want to make the dessert I made on Saturday you can find the recipe at Smitten Kitchen–I would highly recommend it!!
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