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Monday, January 10, 2011

The Great Spending Freeze of 2011-Week 1 Update

The first full week of 2011 is gone with the wind.  As with most resolutions, the spending freeze was easy to keep up with during week 1. 

We had done a lot of freezer cooking last weekend, so I didn't even need to buy groceries!  Bonus!!  I did find a great deal on pop at CVS and ended up getting six 12 packs for only $10.00 after extra bucks. Pretty good deal if you ask me!   

I also spent $15.00 on a pair of clippers to cut my poor shaggy dog's hair.  Whether or not that was a necessity depends on whether you ask the dog or not.  All in all, it was a good week and I did a great job of saving money!  Hopefully the rest of the month goes so smoothly.

Believe, Dream, Imagine ♥

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eat from the Pantry during the Great Spending Freeze

January marks the first month of the Great Spending Freeze of 2011. Since I am trying my very best (I really really am trying) not to spend any money this month on anything but groceries and gas, I decided to join up with lifeasmom.com and goodcheapeats.com to take part in their January pantry challenge. I did a lot of freezer cooking on Saturday and my pantry is pretty full of pasta and canned goods, so I am confident in this month's challenge.

Here are my goals for the pantry challenge:

1. Spend no more than $50.00 per week on groceries.
2. Eat from the freezer insted of the drive through window on work days when I don't feel like cooking.
3. Spend less money on soda and drink more water.

I am going to update my progress on this blog every Monday. Stay tuned!!
Believe, Dream, Imagine ♥

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Pictures

Since this is New Years Day, and it officially marks the end of the holiday season, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite pictures from Christmas. 

 This is the ornament that we bought on our honeymoon.  It is my favorite and represents the first Christmas as husband and wife for me and Eric.

 My doggie Marnie opening his Christmas presents.
 My mom and dad, I bought dad the shirt and I had the apron made for my mom.  They loved them!
 My honey showing off his Blu-Ray player that he just couldn't stop telling me he wanted for Christmas!

I hope that your Christmas was as blessed as mine and the 2011 brings you lots of love.

Believe, Dream, Imagine ♥