So this weekend my goal is to spend only twenty dollars. This will be quite difficult for not only me but also for my children. I am realizing lately that all the little stuff adds up, a drink, popcorn or some other snacks everywhere we go. I can't get out of Target without buying my Ryan some popcorn. Its the only reason he goes to Target with me so willingly.
Here is my plan, not counting the groceries I already have or the ones I need to buy on Sunday for the week:
Friday - Cooking dinner from stuff I already have and not leaving the house because if I leave the house I will spend money. Netflix movie, we just got Angels and Demons, does Netflix count? Its a monthly fee so I will say no.
(I will not count my lunch today because it is technically not the weekend and half my budget would be gone, oops.)
Saturday- I have to work 8-12 so I will eat my leftover sandwich from Friday for lunch and the kids will have pancakes and sausage for breakfast and lunch at the ball field because I have to be there at 12:45 pm. The ball field is cheap so hopefully I can feed all three for about 9 dollars.
Saturday night we are going for a cookout at my dear friends house. I need to find something cheap to bring, maybe a bottle of wine, usually you can get a good bottle $10.00 or some beer. I will have to bake a homemade dessert even though it would be easier to pick something up at the bakery!
Sunday- Will not be fun because all my $20 will be gone which means I will have to make all of our meals at home. Plus I wanted to see the new Shrek movie but that would be well above my budget for the weekend. Movies for a family of four is ridiculously priced.
This is going to a tough weekend!