What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 4 of 52

I am so excited with how Week 4 went and actually for all of January! The only items I purchased were a frozen dinner bowl , a loaf of Italian bread and a couple of other odds and ends for a total $23.54. We had everything else we needed to get by and if IContinue reading “What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 4 of 52”

What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 3 of 52

Week 3 went way better than week 2. I was finally on the mend from being sick for two weeks straight and felt more like cooking! Even though I said I wasn’t going to spend a lot at the grocery store there were a few things I saw in the weekly ad that I couldn’tContinue reading “What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 3 of 52”

What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 2 of 52

Week 2 didn’t go so hot in the meal department. I was sick all week and the only meal I actually made was goulash which we ate for two nights and two lunches. There are two other occupants that live in this house and one doesn’t cook at all and the other worked three outContinue reading “What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 2 of 52”

What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 1 of 52

Happy New Year! The new year started perfectly with January 1st being right on Sunday, which is of course my grocery shopping day. I shopped mostly the sales this past week, using only the super coupons given in the weekly ad at one store and stocked up on meat at another. Here are a fewContinue reading “What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries – Week 1 of 52”

Not Impressed With Our Debt 2022 Wrap-up

At the beginning of 2022 our debt to income ratio was pretty high. I am happy to say that by the end of 2022 that ratio has changed. Although I have struggled a bit in the last two months to finish paying off the one credit card completely it is down a whopping $5000 inContinue reading “Not Impressed With Our Debt 2022 Wrap-up”

What We Have Been Eating Lately

Food costs have been insanely expensive but last week I caught an amazing sale! When sales are offered that are that good it’s time to stock up. One piece of advice is don’t be afraid to pre-order sale items especially meat. When I saw the sale ad I called and ordered 20 lbs of bonelessContinue reading “What We Have Been Eating Lately”

Not Impressed with our Debt – October Update

Well, I really don’t have much good news for October. It feels like it was a total bust. For some reason I just couldn’t keep a positive balance in our checking account for the second week of October and I had to keep taking from my saved paycheck. On top of that my husband’s carContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – October Update”

Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update

At the end of August I had an interesting comment from my 20 year old. He said mom, if I hadn’t already known about your plans to pay off your credit card I would not have noticed you were in save mode. In other words our lifestyle hasn’t changed much in the last 3 monthsContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update”

Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

Happy September 1st! Time for the August grocery shopping update. I budgeted $400 for groceries this month because there were five weeks in August. Total spent on groceries for August $438.39 that’s $38.39 over budget. I’ll have to do better in September for sure but considering I was $60 under budget last month I stillContinue reading “Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries”

Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update

Paying off debt is stressful. Why can’t we talk about that stress more? Why is talking about our finances still taboo? Something to be hidden? Is it a shame thing? Are we are afraid we won’t measure up? Lots of questions to answer there. Again for the month of August I did not think anyContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update”

One Hundred Dollars a Month

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

Gardening Nirvana

Sharing my journey in and out of the garden

The Snail of Happiness

small steps to a kinder world

Cocktails In The Library

Talking about great books while enjoying tasty libations!

Autumn Leaves & A Spring Breeze

Leading a happy and sustainable lifestyle

Midwest mattie

just living my best life in the midwest.

Sewing Beside the Sea

All things made with my needle and thread


Making and creating

Sewing Etc.

Sharing my adventures in sewing and needlearts

Debt Free Hopeful

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou


Outrageous mama saying Fuck It

The Journey to a Debt-Free Life

Reshaping your Financial Future

Cottage Garden Trio

The daily life and times of a thirty something couple and their toddler

McMuffins Gaming

From the Mind of a Gamer

Claire93's Blog

my little corner in blogland

Ever The Crafter

She, ever the crafter, kept on crafting

Emma's Craft Projects

Everyday craft inspirations

Bake. Make. Take (a trip!)

Celebrating the "funner" things in life...

Peas Romaine Calm

A simple, easy & cost effective approach to cooking!

life on less

living life with less debt