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.

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Weekly Spending (Aug 4 – Aug 10)

Sunday, August 4
$0.00 – YAY

Monday, August 5
$72.37 – Publix
$15.95 – CVS

Tuesday, August 6
$26.32 – Publix
$5.00 – Haile Village Bistro
$63 – Doctor’s Appointment

Wednesday, August 7
$159.80 – Amazon (3 Picture Frames, 2 HDMI chords, Cascade Bucket and Ultramix Organic Dog Food)

Thursday, August 8
$6.88 – CVS (Feminine Products)
$69.85 – HSN.com (Juicer for my mom)
$12.32 – Publix

Friday, August 9
$7.95 – Subway

Saturday, August 10
$0.00 – YAY

Weekly Total = $439.44
Extra Cash = $17 (MysteryShop)
Total Transactions = 10

So this week I had an unexpected expense (my doctors appointment) Luckily it wasn’t too bad, I honestly thought it would be more so I’m happy. I had been feeling some abdominal pain off and on for about a week and decided to go to the doctor to make sure everything was ok. (side note: guys have it way too easy, they don’t have a doctor al up in their business poking and prodding at them, just saying) Anyway, they gave me a full lady exam and turns out that they are still not sure what’s going on with me. They gave me meds for an infection but and told me to take it and see how I feel. I have some signs and symptoms of an infection, but not enough for them to be sure. Hoping and praying it’s nothing serious. I also bought some other items for the house. We’ve had this three pictures rolled up in a tube for over a year and have never found frames for them. We looked for a while and couldn’t find anything so we gave up and now that we moved into the new place, we were reminded of them so I decided to look for frames again. We found some we liked and I went ahead and bought a couple more items we needed. We’re trying to buy better food for our dog Dylan. He eats so little as is, so it’s not like we’ll go broke from buying him better food. He deserves something good, right? As for the juicer, it’s my mom’s birthday next month and she’s been talking about a juicer ever since I did my juice cleanse so we decided it was time she got one. I normally never shop on HSN but a friend told me about this juicer they had as their deal of the day; 50% off, you can’t go wrong with that. We got it for a good price plus we don’t have to look for a present for my mom.

How was your week? Any unexpected “emergencies”?

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 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 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?

I broke down and bought shoes

wedges

Super cute new wedges I bought for $8 at Plato’s Closet.

It has to be a girl thing, how we get bored of our brand new clothes and shoes. Mr. CrazyRichLife has like 3 to 4 pairs at a time (that includes flip flops) and he wears them till they die. I mean just old, falling apart with holes in them kind of thing. Why can we girls be that way? I have God knows how many pairs – 30, 40 – I’m not even sure, more than I can count and I go and buy two more. Continue reading

Boys and Their Expensive Video Games

Let your guy play some gamesI always hear women complaining about how much their husbands/boyfriends/fiances/sons spend on video games. “Oh he just bought ANOTHER video game” or “He just spent $70 on a new video game and he has like 50 games already” and so forth. Well, stop and ask yourself this question. How much do I spend on makeup/lotion/clothes/shoes/hair products? I’m sure it’s a lot more than a $70 video game. We have hair products (shampoo, conditioner, leave in cream, moose, hair spray, serums and many more), then we have face products (face wash, face cream, face serum, cleaning wipes, eye cream, anti aging cream, anti wrinkle cream, etc). Don’t even get me started on all the clothes and shoes we buy. Continue reading

Buy it Online

shockersThere are certain things in life that you just can’t live without. For me, it’s shockers. You know that amazingly sour Wonka candy. Well I could eat those day and night. They are the only sour candies that are truly sour. I usually buy them at Toys R Us. For some reason, they are the only place left who have shockers. Crazy right? Anyway, They are $1.29 per roll. Not too bad considering you get about 30 pieces per roll. So the other day, A (my husband) and I were at Toys R Us buying me some shockers when he had the great idea to buy them online instead. Continue reading