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Weekend Survival Guide for the Girl on a Budget

Issue 66

WSG IconEvery 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

Salsa chicken in the crockpot! Ready for me when I got home Friday night :-)

Salsa chicken in the crockpot! Ready for me when I got home Friday night :-)

I had another exceptionally exciting Friday night ending with an 8:30 bedtime. I enjoyed one drink at my typical Friday afternoon Happy Hour with co-workers, made salsa chicken in the crockpot, and watched the first half of Gone Girl.

Friday Spending Stats:

  • Happy Hour                                                                             $12.00
  • Dinner (sugar-free crockpot meal)                                         $0.00
  • Nightlife/Entertainment                                                          $0.00

Total Friday Spending: $12.00

Estimated Total Friday Savings: $30.00 (eating out)

SATURDAY

Plantains with coconut oil baked in the oven and served over plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and some honey. YUM!

Plantains with coconut oil baked in the oven and served over plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and some honey. YUM!

The weekend started with yoga and walk on the beach….ahhhh relaxing! The rest of the day was all about the to-do list. Between wedding, Beachbody, and life my to-do lists have gotten pretty long. Guest book – check, bridesmaid’s gifts – check, transportation – check, wedding invites – check. Phew! That feels good! Who knew that vacuuming for a few can transform your whole house?! I ran the vacuum around and picked up a few pieces of mail here and there and voila! Clean house! Grocery shopping, dinner on the grill, and finishing the movie comprised the rest of my day.

Saturday Spending Stats:

  • Yoga and walk on the beach                                           $2.00 (donation)
  • Coffee                                                                               $2.00
  • To-do list marathon                                                         $0.00
  • Weekend chores                                                              $0.00
  • Nightlife/Entertainment                                                  $0.00

Total Saturday Spending: $4.00

Estimated Total Saturday Saving: $40.00 (eating and drinking out)

SUNDAY

Finally a few hours by the pool :-)

Finally a few hours by the pool :-)

I didn’t get as much done as I wanted yesterday so I spend the morning working on Beachbody invites and participation, some more wedding stuff, and cleaning. I was able to head to the pool for a couple hours of sun which was much needed and super relaxing! A small meal prep (leaving for Brittany’s wedding on Thursdsay!), dinner, and TV watching ended my productive weekend J

Sunday Spending Stats:

  • Meals                                                             $0.00
  • Sunday Stuff                                                  $0.00
  • Poolside relaxation                                        $0.00

Total Sunday Spending: $0.00

Estimated Total Sunday Savings: $30.00 (meals out)

Total Estimated Weekend Spending: $16.00

Total Estimated Weekend Savings: $100.00

I’m always trying different fitness and nutrition challenges and this weekend was all about going sugar-free (including BBQ sauce, certain fruits, sweeteners, etc.). I actually made it through the entire weekend without eating sugar! YAY! Keeping myself busy was definitely a big part in my success. I had to prioritize my weekends this month and work on getting extra things done because I’ll be out of town next weekend celebrating Brittany’s wedding!!!!! How do you prioritize your weekends?!

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Weekend Survival Guide for the Girl on a Budget

Issue 51

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.

Total  Spent: $52.00

Total Saved: $80.00

FRIDAY

Friday 10.10.14

I love a Friday night relaxing at home, catching up with James, and spending some time with the dogs. The dogs get to socialize and burn some energy while I relax in the warm afternoon sun and hang with James.

Friday Spending Stats:

  • Dog Park                                                                                                 $0.00
  • Dinner at home                                                                                      $0.00
  • New Girl on Netflix                                                                                 $0.00

Total Spent on Friday      $0.00

Estimated Total Friday Savings:      $20.00 (on dinner out)

SATURDAY

Saturday 10.11.14

My day started out with a morning run, filling up with my shake, and packing to head to James’ brother’s house. We enjoyed a delicious pre-bar crawl lunch where we ordered a few tacos and some drinks on special. After I’ve woken up with terrible hangovers the past two Sunday’s, I vowed to myself that I was going to stay sober (mostly) throughout the day to avoid a 3rd-Sunday-in-a-row-hangover. Not only did I save myself from a hangover, but I saved myself at least $30 on drinks (and calories)!

Saturday Spending Stats:

  • Breakfast: Shakeology                                                                           $3.23 $0.00
  • Birthday Lunch to kickoff our bar crawl                                              $20.00 (for James and I)
  • Bar Crawl                                                                                               $23.00

Total Spent on Saturday:      $43.00

Estimated Total Saturday Savings:      $30.00

SUNDAY

Sunday 10.12.14

Sunday was spent catching up on housework, cooking, meal planning for the week, napping, and enjoying a couple hours of a Sex and the City  marathon.

Sunday Spending Stats:

  • Breakfast at the apartment                                                                   $0.00 (from spending)
  • Lunch on the way home                                                                        $9.00
  • Homemade dinner                                                                                 $0.00

Total Spent on Sunday:      $9.00

Estimated Total Sunday Savings:      $30.00 (on brunch and dinner at restaurants)

What did you do to save some of your envelope money while enjoying the adventures of the weekend?!

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