Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Goals!

Now for my August Goals:

First and foremost, the thing I'm most excited about is The Envelope System. This system really makes sense to me. I'm gonna give it a shot for my grocery/toiletries/eating out budget. I'll start with this budget.
  • $360 - groceries (including food for Macy)
  • $50 - toiletries (including diapers)
  • $50 - eating out (splitting meals and drinking water really makes eating out affordable for us!)
Start my herb garden already!! Herbs are so expensive and I rarely ever use them all when I buy them. Not only is growing your own herb garden economical, it's pretty too!

Baby food. Be consistent in using any produce I'm not going to use to make baby food.

Finish my crafts! I have several crafts laying around the house that I started and never finished!! I have some new things that I want to make, but I want to finish what I've started before starting on something new!

Wake up earlier. I am blessed to have a 6-month that likes to sleep in just as much as me. But these 10AM sleep-ins are such a waste of time! With my sweet baby girl sleeping, I could get so much more done in the mornings!! Early to bed, early to rise!!


Kesler Crew said...

We've been working with the "envelope system" for a while now. Some months are easier than others, but it is a really good way to learn to discipline yourself and spending. If you don't have it, you can't spend it! :)

Yes, Clay is one of my son's names. My sweet babies - they grow so fast! Enjoy the sleeping in while you can....

Summer said...

Great goals! I've been thinking about doing the envelope system as well, but haven't been able to commit to it just yet :) I've also started waking up earlier. My girls are 2 and 4 and sleep in till 9 or 9:30 usually, so I've started getting up an hour or 2 before them to get dressed, catch up on blogging and email, and just prepare for the day ahead!

30dollarweeklygrocerychallenge said...

I have found "my morning time" to be so benefical. I get a little "me time", drink my coffee and pick up around the house while my little one sleeps! It just sort of makes the rest of the day go so much smoother!

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