February Spending Freeze Recap (in which I share where we are on the house hunt but nothing more)

Weeeeeellll, I know this is the absolute LAST THING you probably want me to be blogging about here, but since I am notoriously bad at finishing things (and have the opportunity to do so here) and because Ken is a meanie-head, this is what you get!

If you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook (if not, WHY NOT. I’ll stalk you right back), you saw this tantalizing yet utterly unrevealing photo I posted:

Packing

…from which you can logically (and correctly) assume that we found a house. But since the house is not yet ours I want to be careful of how much to share but just know that I am DYIIIIINGGGGG to tell you everything and that it will come all in due time.

DYIIIIIIINNGGGG. IT’S SO PERFECT, GUYS.

Back to budgeting. wah waaaaah.

I’m going to go ahead and label the spending freeze a success–not because we spent nothing, but because we were MUCH more conscious of our spending habits and definitely cut back A LOT on our grocery and personal/fun/entertainment spending.

Here are a few totals because I like statistics:

  • $20.76 spent on groceries and we had a giftcard to cover all that. LET’S JUST SAY we got really creative with pantry meals and I may or may not be eating chips and marshmallows for lunch.
  • $24 spent on two different trips to Applebee’s…which is a BUMMER because a few days ago we found the giftcard we THOUGHT we had and that total COULD HAVE BEEN $0 but no. But we did not spend anything else on entertainment, fast food, or dining. THANK GOODNESS THE OLYMPICS WERE ON.
  • Ken spent $14.96 but they were necessary purchases like donuts for his office and one work lunch.
  • Anne spent $33ish but thanks to some Etsy sales (that money goes back into this category) I came out AHEAD by $25.77.
  • We’re also currently $200 under our gas budget category (which is normally massive) which is awesome and unexpected–we didn’t think that this would be a place we’d save.
  • Operation Sell Absolutely Everything on Craigslist is going VERY VERY well and we’ve netted somewhere between $600 and $800. BOOOOOM.

MAYYYYBEEEEE I can convince Kenny to let me share a very grainy black and white photo of the house’s exteror? Or maybe I can do a whole post talking in abstracts about it? BOOO to being married to a very level-headed and wise lawyer-man who is usually right.

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