Grocery Report, September 7th – 13th, 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, I ended up making 33 freezer meals, and I already had nine freezer meals in there, so now we have 42 freezer meals.  That’s great news. This week I bought a 50 pound bag of gluten free oats, which is great news for my family’s hungry stomachs, but, wow, that bulk […]

Grocery Report, September 1st – September 6th, 2017

Are you sitting down?  If not, you may need to be.  This week, I spent over half of our monthly grocery budget!  No, I wasn’t buying lobster and caviar.  Instead, I bought supplies to make enough freezer meals to carry us through September and October.  (I’m planning on using freezer meals about 3x a week […]

Grocery Report for August 23-31, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. Let me tell you, […]

Grocery Report for August 16-22, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. This month is even […]

Grocery Report 2017: Week 2

We’re definitely seeing a dent in our freezer stash, and I did have to stop by the grocery store a few times and get some fresh and frozen produce. Details of Our Grocery Reports One of my goals this year is to lower my grocery bill and be more cognizant of my spending.  I spent […]

Grocery Report 2017: Week 1

One of my goals this year is to lower my grocery bill and be more cognizant of my spending.  I spent a lot of my Christmas break watching YouTube videos of bloggers who have an uber frugal grocery bill each month. Let me be clear–that’s not what you’ll find here. Our family of 5 chooses […]

How We Plan to Lower Our Grocery Bill in 2014

                    Last year, we spent way too much on groceries. We eat an exclusively grass fed meat and organic produce diet.  Because we put a high priority on quality food to heal our leaky guts, we skimp on other areas so we have more money for […]

July Pantry Challenge Update #2, 2013

You’ll remember that the purpose of my pantry challenge this month is not to save money, but instead to funnel money to stock up on seasonal fruits so we can save money in the winter. As of my first report last week, I spent $282 and had $468 left in the budget. This week, I […]

Getting Our Grocery Budget Back in Shape: A July Pantry Challenge, Sort Of

Last July, I set the goal of spending less than $200 per week on our organic produce and grass-fed meat.  I thought that we’d be able to do this easily by freezing some items from our CSA and eating a lot of beans. The plan went well for the first two months until I discovered […]

2013 Personal, Financial and Work Goals – April Update

I set some lofty goals this year that, in all honesty, I am not sure that we can accomplish. However, I like to set the bar high because even if I don’t accomplish ALL of the goals, at least I have achieved more than if I had not stretched myself. Also, these goals can’t be […]