Weekly Spending (Sept 1 – Sept 7)

Sunday, September 1
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, September 2
$0.00 – YAY

Tuesday, September 3
$0.00 – YAY

Wednesday, September 4
$0.00 – YAY

Thursday, September 5
$0.00 – YAY

Friday, September 6
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, September 7
$0.00 – Kohl’s Gift Card
$37.40 – Gas
$1.48 – Icee
$0.00 – Macy’s Gift Card

Weekly Total = $38.88
Extra Cash = $0.85
Total Transactions = 2

This was a very good week. I did not have to spend any money except for gas for my car. Well and an Icee – that’s definitely a need :p Anyway, I had a $50 gift card to Macy’s and a $50 gift card to Kohl’s back from our wedding party and I decided it was time to spend them . I went and bought Mr. CrazyRichLife four t-shirts at Kohl’s and a top for me and I ended up making $0.85. I don’t know if the cashier was supposed to but instead of giving me my gift card back with $0.85, she gave me the change instead so YAY! Then I headed over to Macy’s and after nearly two hours I was majorly depressed. That store is so expensive. I could not find a single item worth buying. i looked in women’s clothes, sleepwear, shoes, lingerie and men’s clothes and nothing. I went to their home department and ended up with an iron and a popcorn maker. We  needed an iron anyway so that kind of worked out. The popcorn maker was really cute and we love popcorn. Plus, it’s healthier. We don’t have to add butter or oil or anything. You just add the kernels and wait for them to pop, it’s delicious.

How was your week?

Weekly Spending (Aug 25-Aug 31)

Sunday, August 25
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, August 26
$12.00 – Bracelet for my mom

Tuesday, August 27
$0.00 – YAY

Wednesday, August 28
$0.00 – YAY

Thursday, August 29
$2.85 – Dairy Queen

Friday, August 30
$136.50 – Publix
$360.00 – Ultrasound

Saturday, August 31
$12.38 – CVS Pharmacy

Weekly Total = $523.73
Extra Cash = $20.00 (Mystery Shops)
Total Transactions = 5

This week was not bad. I had my ultrasound on Friday but other than that it was fine. The $360 is not correct but that’s what is out of my account this week so we’ll count it in. Once they fix it (it’s supposed to be less because I canceled one of the procedures) then we’ll add it as a refund. I just want to say – I AM SO GLAD I HAVE AN EMERGENCY FUND. It’s really saved me this past month. I’ve had a ton of doctor’s visits and meds and without insurance, those can get kind of pricey. Our emergency fund really came through this month. Now we just have to worry about replenishing it. On that note…I got a new job. YAY! (picture confetti and balloons and me popping some champagne) I’m just so happy. I was conflicted because I was worried about making less and working fewer hours but it all worked out. Come back later this week to read more about it.

Weekly Spending (Aug 18 – Aug 24)

Sunday, August 18
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, August 19
$171.69 – Sprint

Tuesday, August 20
$10.00 – El Patio Mexican (Lunch)
$109.50 – Doctor’s
$1.58 – McDonald’s
$32.37 – Publix

Wednesday, August 21
$0.00 – YAY

Thursday, August 22
$0.00 – YAY

Friday, August 23
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, August 24
$15.89 – Ross
$7.14 – Avon
$3.49 – Amazon Kindle (The One Week Budget by the Budgetnista)

Weekly Total = $351.66
Extra Cash = $0
Total Transactions = 8

Another week of Doctor’s Appointments, urgh. I had a UTI, then a kidney infection and now who knows. I’ve gone through medications and all these tests(which all came back negative by the way) and they still don’t know why I’m in pain and discomfort. It’s just so frustrating. They’ve scheduled me for an ultrasound to see what’s going on so we’ll see how that goes.

I did buy a book this week. The One Week Budget by Ms. Tiffany Aliche aka The Budgetnista. I have not started this book yet but I am very much looking forward to it and hope to learn a lot. I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

Weekly Spending (Aug 11 – Aug 17)

Sunday, August 11
$45.00 – Sam’s Club Membership Renewal

Monday, August 12
$29.38 – Avon

Tuesday, August 13
$259.00 – Doctor’s Appointment
$46.37 – CVS Medicine
$19.47 – Amazon

Wednesday, August 14
$0.00 – YAY

Thursday, August 15
$40.32 – Gas (Jeez gas has gotten expensive)
$1.58 – Ice cream cone (I really needed something sweet)
$84.78 – Office Depot (Office chair + Shelf)

Friday, August 16
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, August 17
$25.00 – Groupon (Two Passes for Unlimited Fun at FunWorks)
$21.19 – JC Penney (Khakis)
$21.20 – Splitz (Bowling for 2)

Weekly Total = $593.29
Extra Cash = $0.00
Total Transactions = 8

Not off to a great start this month, last week I had to go to the doctor and get some medicine and this week I had to go back and get more medicine.  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was in a lot of pain and discomfort. I went to the doctor and they didn’t see much but they gave me medicine for a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), well a week went by and I was feeling worse so I tried to go back this past Tuesday but my physician couldn’t see me till next week and there was no one else so I had to go to a walk in clinic which is where the $259 comes in.  My infection had gotten worse because I’m one of the lucky few who are immune to the medication. Yay (sarcasm) Well it also had spread to my kidneys so that’s fun. They gave me some tests and some more meds and I’m feeling a bit better. Not 100% but definitely better. Urgh sickness.

You realize how desperate you get once you’ve been in pain for two weeks or more. Man, I was willing to do anything. I ate raw garlic, took cold showers, drank weird teas, made some strange juices with my juicer. My mom is super into natural remedies so she was telling me to do all these things. They definitely helped. Garlic is like magical and my mom always gave it to us for everything – colds, fevers, bug bites, you name it. I’m sure the medicine helped as well but I was on it for 3 days and not much improvement, then I ate two cloves of garlic and voila, I saw a lot of improvement. So if you ever feel anything coming or if you’re already sick, try some raw garlic. It’s good if you cook it with your food as well but for best results just munch on some raw garlic and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

20130816_08301420130816_083037We also made a couple of additions to our guest bed/home office. We really needed a desk chair, we’ve been using one of our dining room chairs so I decided to get one. We got Mr. CrazyRichLife’s books in the mail yesterday (he’s doing some online classes) and with them we got a coupon for Office Depot – $10 off. Well I decided to go and get us a chair. I also wanted some sort of side table/shelf we could use to put supplies on as well as our printer so that we could leave the desk empty for work and school. So I get there and choose a chair and it’s the only one left so they let me take the one that’s on the floor. It was originally $79.99, and it was on sale for $59.99, but they gave it to us for $49.99 since it was the floor model so YAY. and the book shelf was only $39.99. So that’s $90 and with the $10 off we’re down to $80 plus tax.

Bowling Alley

Our fun bowling date!

On Saturday we took a nap (something we never do) and so we were bored Saturday night. Normally we keep ourselves busy all day and we’re ready to get to bed around 10PM on weekends. Well due to our nap, we were not ready for be and decided to go out instead. We headed over to the bowling alley and lucky for us, they were having all you can bowl from 10PM till close – 2AM – for just $10 per person. That included shoes and an open lane. We had a lot of fun, it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy ourselves a bit since I’ve been feeling so crummy.

How was your week? Hopefully better than mine.

Weekly Spending (July 28 – Aug 3)

Sunday, July 28
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, July 29
$70.00 – Gators Dockside (Dinner for 3)

Tuesday, July 30
$38.00 – Camp Marlin (Daycare for our dog Dylan)
$2.07 – Starbucks (Coffee for Father-in-Law)
$27.34 – Piesanos (Dinner for moving crew aka family)
$19.85 – Publix (Beer for moving crew)

Wednesday, July 31
$71.28 – Publix

Thursday, August 1
$2.33 – Haile Village Bistro (Bagel)
$15.55 – Publix (Lunch and Snacks for the house)

Friday, August 2
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, August 3
$246.94 – Bed Bath & Beyond
$25.54 – Sweetbay Supermarket

Weekly Total = $518.90
Extra Cash = 23.48 (Refund from Amazon)
Total Transactions = 10

We had some extra expenses this week. Since we were moving, we either had everything already packed, or we just didn’t have anything to eat so we ate out a bit. We had lunch out on Monday as well but Mr. CrazyRichLife’s dad paid for that. He also paid for our U-Haul so that was really nice. Along with financial help, his parents were super amazing with helping us move. They drove 5 hours to spend all day helping us take furniture and boxes up and down the stairs and clean and organize our new home. They are so amazing and we are so thankful because we could not do it alone. Side note: I’ve been experience some abdominal pain lately and the day before our move it got really bad, like curled up in bed crying kind of pain. I thought it was temporary but sure enough, Tuesday morning I’m still in pain and can’t lift anything. I picked up my laptop and it hurt me. So having his parents here was a need. They were planning on coming anyway but we’re even more thankful because I could barely do anything on Tuesday. Anyway, the move went great. We got everything in the apartment and everything put in place. They spend the night with us Tuesday and spent all day organizing on Wednesday, which was nice again because I had to go back to work. On Saturday we went back to BB&B and cleaned up our registry. We had received a 20% off our entire order coupon so we took advantage of it. Got some curtains, kitchen trashcan, a welcome mat, a bed skirt, and a few other items for the house.

How was your week? Everything you hoped?

Weekly Spending (July 21 – July 27)

Sunday, July 21
$17.50 – Movies for 2
$14.84 – Throw Pillows
$15.65 – Publix Supermarket
$10.58 – Home Depot (Packing Tape)

Monday, July 22
$0.00 – YAY

Tuesday, July 23
$84.79 – Bed Bath & Beyond (Quilt Set)
$27.25 – Avon

Wednesday, July 24
$13.09 – Bed Bath & Beyond (Shower Caddy, Bathroom Trashcan, Toothbrush Holder, Soap Dispenser and Toilet Brush, and a Bamboo Cutlery Tray)
152.07 – Amazon (Sheets, 2 Pillows, 2 Pillow Protectors and a Mattress Pad)

Thursday, July 25
$6.00 – Piesanos Lunch
$103.81 – Bed Bath & Beyond (Bedroom Curtains and Kitchen Accessories)

Friday, July 26
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, July 27
$1000.00 – Living Room Set (Sofa, Love Seat, Recliner, Coffee Table and 2 End Tables)

Weekly Total = $1445.58
Extra Cash = $17+$17+$3.63
Total Transactions = 10

First off, this week did kind of suck. Mostly because we are moving and we had to get a few things like packing supplies and stuff. We managed to get free boxes and newspapers, but I have not found any place that gives you free rolls of tape. We also had to get a few things for our new apartment since we’re going from a 2bed/1bath to a 2bed/2bath. With that you are probably wondering how the heck did I spend $13 on all that stuff. Well $59.40 store credit with them from a couple of things that we had to return off our registry. We also still had $31.16 left on a gift card we received from our “wedding” last week. And on top of that I had 6 coupons for 20% off one item. So, my total was going to be $116.50 but after all the coupons, store credit and gift cards, I paid $13.09. Not a bad deal huh? I did also buy my quilt set this past Tuesday. And this was definitely not a need but more of must have. Ok, ok more of a want. The comforter set that we have now is a hand-me-down from my mom and although I like it, I don’t love it. It’s really dark and just makes our room feel super gloomy. I really wanted to make our room more relaxing so I went with this light blue quilt set. It has some stitched patterns on it and I absolutely love it. Although it was another expense for us, I do not regret it one bit and I really can’t wait till my house is all set up. There will definitely be pictures up. On Saturday I went and got our living room set. I did it Dave Ramsey style. Showed up with $1000 cash and was not willing to go any higher. Felt pretty good too. We’re just so excited about our move and decorating our new home and I know that July has probably been my worst month when it comes to finances, but you know what? I’ve saved and budgeted for this for months and it feels good to know that we will be moved in with money in our accounts and no debt.

How was your week? Did you stay within your budget?

Weekly Spending (July 14 – July 20)

Sunday, July 14
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, July 15
$18.46 – Sweetbay’s

Tuesday, July 16
$0.00 – YAY

Wednesday, July 17
$6.00 – Lunch
$9.20 – Stamps at Publix
$172.60 – Cell Phone
$6.00 – Bank Fee =/

Thursday, July 18
$0.00 – YAY

Friday, July 19
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, July 20
$10.00 – Tip for Dinner

Weekly Total = $222.26
Extra Cash = $1730.02
Total Transactions = 6

This week was a LOT better. My only really big expense was my phone but that’s kind of a need. I did grab lunch out on Wednesday which I’m a little upset at myself about. I had been doing pretty well. We did make a lot of extra money this week because we had our Wedding Party over the weekend and a lot of people gave us gifts and checks and even some gift cards so that was really nice. Part of the extra cash is also from something I sold and those awesome 2 cents are from interest earned on my account. I need to switch banks haha. The extra cash doesn’t include the gift cards we received. People were very generous and friendly and we really appreciate it. We had a fantastic time.

Weekly Spending (July 7 – July13)

Sunday, July 7
$137.00 – Vet Visit (Semi Annual Check up)
$37.00 – Gas for Car
$2.59 – Gas for Moped
$18.97 – Amazon – Brita Filters (4)
$13.45 – Amazon – Hanes and Bottle Brush

Monday, July 8
$0.00 – YAY

Tuesday, July 9
$16.96 – Dollar Store
$65.02 – La Aurora Spanish Market

Wednesday, July 10
$37.45 – Gas

Thursday, July 11
$24.50 – Gas

Friday, July 12
$82.00 – Nails (Me and Mother in law)
$24.98 – Target
$51.28 – Dinner

Saturday, July 13
$90.00 – Hair

Weekly Total = $601.20
Extra Cash = $2.40 (Bank Cashback Deals – Woohoo)
Total Transactions = 13

This whole week just hurts to look at.

Sunday was a big spending but they were all necessities. I needed gas for my car and our moped. Dylan was due for his semi annual check up and I wanted to make sure he had everything done right away since we’re boarding him on Saturday. BTW, Dylan’s heartworm test came back negative. We are so happy. We’ve been fighting his heartworms for 2 years and it’s finally over. Lots of medicine, doctors visits, upset tummies, but no more – we’re just so excited fo him. He got some good treats and lots of kisses and cuddles on Sunday. We also really needed Brita Filters, especially now that we stopped buying water bottles. I prefer to buy them in bulk cause it’s cheaper and I don’t have to worry about doing it every few months. Now we have a year’s supply of water for just $18.97 – YAY. The hanes purchase was for underwear – a definite need. I also really needed a bottle brush for my new glass bottles that I’ve been using to store my juices.

20130710_063156Tuesday I did a bit of “unnecessary” spending. I bought some things at the dollar store to make 4 gift baskets (bows, baskets, tissue paper, clear wrapping paper and some Werther’s candy. Then I headed to the local spanish market to purchase a few Brazilian goodies to add to the baskets. Brazilian coffee and chocolates and cookies. Anyway, the reason for the quotes around unnecessary is because I kind of did have to buy those things. Mr. CrazyRichLife’s parents and my mom are throwing us a wedding party since we never had one. They are paying for everything, setting everything up, all we have to do is show up and look pretty so I really wanted to do something special to show them how much we appreciate it. Also, I looked into buying some gift baskets, and for an ok  basket, it was going to cost us around $80 for each one so I figured I could make 4 baskets for $100 instead of spending close to $250 on some ok baskets. In total the baskets cost me $81.98; this way the baskets are more personal and definitely more frugal. What do you think? Should I have just not gotten them anything or was this a good buy?

Then I had to get my nails done and do my hair on Saturday and all the gas to go to Miami and come back – this just wasn’t a good week for me. At least not money wise. And to think that these are just my transactions and that Mr. CrazyRichLife spent another $500 (at least) ahhh, don’t even want to think about it right now. Even though we had a rough week with all of are things going on, plus little extras like our party, new car battery and stuff, I’d say we still managed to stay frugal with what we had going on.

How was your week? Hopefully better than mine.

Check back later in the week for some pictures of our party.

Weekly Spending (June 30 – July 6)

Sunday, June 30
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, July 1
$50.64 – Sam’s Club (Fruits and Veggies for Juicing)
$741.00 – Rent =(

Tuesday, July 2
$31.83 – Sweetbay’s Supermarket (More fruits and veggies)

Wednesday, July 3
$0.00 – YAY

Thursday, July 4
$3.66 – Starbucks Naked Juice

Friday, July 5
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, July 6
$3.17 – JCPenny Birthday Present (Got an AMAZING Deal)

Weekly Total = $830.30
Extra Cash = $50.00
Total Transactions = 5

New Month means a new start. I had a lot of transactions last month so my goal this month is to cut back on how many transactions I have. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll have a couple of big expenses this month like moving, paying for my new living room set and Dylan’s vet appointment so I need to save as much as possible on my other purchases. I started juicing this week so that helps me not eat out since I can’t really buy fresh squeezed juices at McDonald’s or Subway or pretty much anywhere. I’m forced to pack my lunch (juices) everyday so my eating out habit has greatly improved. That grocery trips you see on Monday and Tuesday is all fruits and veggies for my juicing fast. – super excited. Check out my My First Cleanse to see how much I spent on Juicing and what all I bought. Thursday we went to the mall to look for some shoes for Mr. CrazyRichLife. We were there for a while walking around with out goddaughter and I forgot to bring a juice so I had to buy a Naked Juice at Starbucks. Not bad considering I was dying for some asian food.

Weekly Spending (June 23 – June 29)

Sunday, June 23
$10.87 – Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt
$13.15 – Publix Supermarket

Monday, June 24
$0.00 – YAY

Tuesday, June 25
$0.00 – YAY

Wednesday, June 26
+ $600 – Refund
$35.00 Chiropractor
$45.00 Hair Trim
$33.87 – Gym (Last Payment since I canceled my membership – YAY extra money)
$23.98 – Starbucks (1 drink + $20 towards my Starbucks card)
$9.95 – Amazon Hair Pin
$0.00/$49.00 – Dentist
$15.00 – Avon necklace, bracelet, and earrings (BOGO)

Thursday, June 27
$146.23 – Amazon (Juicer/Glass Bottles/Thank You Cards)

Friday, June 28
$0.00 – YAY

Saturday, June 29
$0.00 – YAY

Weekly Total = $333.05
Extra Cash = $600
Total Transactions = 9

Ok so Wednesday was not a good day on my bank account. One reason for that is that I took a half day off work to run all my errands. I prefer doing that than spreading them out over the year. Anyway, the dentist part might be confusing you right? The reason for that is that back in February I had purchased a Living Social for a local dentist and it had cost me $49. With that I got a dental exam, X-rays and a good cleaning which was amazing. If I had gone to do that without the living social, it would have cost me $420 – a big difference. Anyway, I put $0.00/$49.00 cause I did pay $49 for it but it was back in February and I didn’t have to pay anything extra when I went there so that was nice. The Avon purchase and the Amazon purchase we’re definitely extras. The reason for that is that we never had a wedding reception or party or anything when we got married. Mr. CrazyRichLife and I got married at the courthouse (two poor college kids) so his parents are now throwing us a little party/reception to celebrate so I bought a hair pin on Amazon and the jewelry from Avon to go with my dress. The cool thing about Avon is that they were doing a sale where it was two sets for $15. So I got the pearl set and another birthstone set for my mom. Worked out pretty well. As for extra money, I got a $600 refund cause my BFF was supposed to come from Brazil to visit but that got canceled. I also canceled my gym membership like I said I would, as did Mr. CrazyRichLife so yay. We’re saving $1032 a year just by canceling our memberships. I bought a juicer this week – YAY. Ok so that’s not a money yay, that’s more of a yay, I’ve been looking and wanting one for 5 months and finally got one kind of yay.

How has your week turned out? Better or worse than you planned for?