Friday, August 12, 2016

Update on August goals......

hard to believe we are already a third of the way through August?  The month is flying by.  So I thought I'd do a quick up date on my August goals.

1. Read and review the two books from Graf Martin.  Read the books just need to post the reviews.

I read and reviewed those two books and read and reviewed another one.  All reviews posted on my reading blog here.  Plus I donated 6 books to our local community centre.

2. More painting in the basement, taking this slow and steady.  The closet needs to be painted, forgot to do it when painting the walls; then the rest is trim work.

Hope to get something done down there this coming weekend.

3. Keep the grocery budget under control, easier said than done.

Just over $100 spent this past week.  I was doing well only spending around $80, then dh ran out of deodorant, plus we had hardly any soap and I discovered I needed deodorant as well.  Three lots of deodorant and six bars of soap $18.25.  Now believe me when I say I did not buy the most expensive brands, nor did I buy the cheapest, but even I was shocked at the prices, plus I had no coupons.

4. Keep costs down and spending to a minimum.  Easier said than done.

No comment!

5. Buy myself a dress and dh pants for the wedding in January.  Needs to be beachy as the wedding is on a beach, so have to buy now, as there will be nothing in the stores beachy come December.

Got myself a dress the other day really nice and very happy with it.  Plus got it on sale, so bonus there!!  Still have to get dh's pants.

6. Only buy ONE magazine for the month and that will be Pretty Patches.

So far, so good!  Picked up Wal-Mart's free magazine the other day though, but as I said it was free.

7. Clean out pantry, fridge and freezer and make an inventory.  I have to stop cooking and buying for a crowd when there is only two of us...LOL

Still have to get too this job.

8. Menu Plan; I have no idea why I wrote this down as you all know as well as I do I will fail at this {{SIGH}}

I actually did do a menu plan this last week and more or less followed it.

9. Try and do more blog posts.........

Big fat fail on this one.

10. Knit some more hexagons and knit a couple of dishcloth's.

Nothing done with this.....
11. Try not to buy anything online.....

The Gap had a good sale the other day so I took advantage of it to buy little Sammy clothes for his 2nd birthday next month.  I have money put aside weekly to cover birthday's.  

12.  Most important, be more organized!!

Who knows with this one?


Anna of Mutton Style and Years said...

I think you did well having goals written out in the first place. Oh and having goals, full stop.

William Kendall said...

Being organized can be a challenge.

Betsy said...

I think you're doing very well. I went to the grocery store this morning and spent $75.00 and it wasn't even my "normal" shopping. We had run out of a few staples like oatmeal, milk and bread. While I was there I thought I should pick up other things we were low on to avoid another trip next week. The prices always astound me.

Jackie said...

You are doing very well.

God bless.

mamasmercantile said...

Its a challenge to keep to a budget with the rising costs.