Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day + Stats

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Quick update on my stats:
Budget for February:
Bi-weekly budget: $111.28 / $100
(Broken into $84.09 misc and $27.19 groceries.)
Gas budget: $45.00 / $50

Overall Feb budget: $156.28 / $300

Slightly over, but I am rather happy. Clothes just aren't cheap, and I did build my budget knowing that I would rarely be spending a lot in misc items, specifically on clothes. I shouldn't have to touch the next $40 of misc. money on this second half, so it should even out. However, most of my savings may go to gas for my car since I'll be traveling a lot more...

Declutter:

                   

Plus I ended getting rid of the third box. Seems it was just full of random junk I got rid of. I didn't count the items since they're so small, but that + clothes = <40 items!


Extra challenge:
I went ahead and used some of the Christmas stamps (just the red ones) and sent out 5 Happy Friendship Day/Valentine's Day cards to some of my younger friends yesterday. They were simple and written on sheets of paper, so they didn't cost me a thing. I borrowed some envelopes from some leftover Christmas bulk cards. And I had to use those stamps anyway. So bonus challenge, done! Yeah, they may get them a bit late, but better later than never.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today with their loved ones!

9 comments:

  1. Awesome!! : you're right, they won't care if the cards are late, they'll just be happy to have received the cards!! :)

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    1. You're right. Thanks for putting up the challenge. I had forgotten how nice it was to write stuff, even when your hand writing = chicken scratch.

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  2. Good job on the decluttering!

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    1. Thanks! I hope it doesn't seem like I'm cheating, since my spaces are so small to begin with compared to some of the stuff you all have to clean up!

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  3. Congrats on your Feb challenge progress!! Your folks sound like a handfull, I wish I could think of the name of the book you might be intrested in reading but for now It is just not coming to me. The author is "McCloud" I am thinking, it's about setting boundries with ones you love. I will figure it out and let you know. It is a life changer!! At least for me it was.

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    1. Oh, do let me know, Debb. I would say I'd research, but I am so bad at picking books! Looking forward to your recommendation.

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  4. I haven't really done any decluttering yet, good job!

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  5. Love that cleaned out drawer!
    Are you trying to turn me on?
    m.

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  6. You are doing awesome Tanner. Keep up the good work.

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