Has it really been over a week since I posted? Wow. Things have been so hectic around my house. We are deep into remodeling the basement. We just finished painting this weekend and last night we went and looked at carpet. I really want to move the kids into all their new rooms in the next week or so.
Our baby is due in just under 5 weeks. I have alot of work to do!
My goal for the month of October is to have a no spend/low spend month. We didn't follow the budget very well in September. We ate out alot that month. I am hoping that even though I am approaching my 9 month of pregnancy I can muster up enough energy to have home cooked meals each night.
Yesterday I had a mini baking day. I baked 3 loaves of bread. I would really like to minimize our grocery budget for this month and try and eat from the pantry as much as possible. The kids are all getting used to eating homemade bread so I am going to try and not buy any store bought bread for the month.
My pantry is looking great for this winter. Once I get things moved back to their right positions downstairs I will take an inventory of all my canned goods. We are getting ready to dive into the homegrown chicken we prepared during the summer months and I have a whole hog on order that should be ready hopefully in another month. I will probably have to get another order of local beef ordered and then we should be sitting pretty good for the Winter months.