Friday, September 11, 2009

No Spend Challenge Update

This week went really well again for us with our no spend challenge. I have maganged to do really well not buying anything. I spent about $46 at the grocery store last night. My total for the month is $66, leaving me about $134 left.

This was a tough week for me too. Both hubby and I were sick for part of the week so it was really hard to not cave and get fast food a couple nights for dinner. We stuck to the menu though and ate at home each night.

Our garden is doing great so we have been lucky to eat fresh cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes and peppers everyday. We were blessed with an abundance of apples so I have been busy making applesauce. My step mother has also supplied us with many tomatoes to go along with our peppers so hubby and I made another large batch of homemade salsa tonight that I will can this weekend.

Other than gas, another prescription and our regular utilities no other money was spent this week except for some money that I keep stashed for myself that I spent garage saling this morning!

How did your week go? Leave a link to your post below. Don't forget to link back to my page!


  1. Having the garden helps out so much. I don't have alot left in mine for the season but I'm hoping next year to be able to save more of the givings from it for the winter.

  2. Wow, you are doing great on spending! A garden is such a major plus right now. I only wish we could enjoy it all winter too!

  3. Looks like you're doing great! And how wonderful that your garden is helping make ends meet. I feel like we're coming in close on our no spend month, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there aren't unexpected things that pop up. :-)