Money I Spent: Total of 93 for groceries. Major budget fail, as I was aiming for $60. Details below in Thoughts.
Money I Avoided Spending: I did shop carefully on most items, getting the generic or cheaper brand for everything I could.
Money I Made or Found or Saved: eBay – sold 2 lapel pins for $8 each, a pair of Coach shoes for $25, and a pair of pants for $8.
Use-it-Up Challenge: Had some soup for lunch that used the end of the chicken stock and the end of one head of cabbage. Delicious!
Thoughts: The major price culprits for the groceries were $18 for a large container of mixed nuts (they didn’t have the generic brand so we got Planter’s, danng!), plus $6.50 for a large bag of red grapes. That one was my bad. I just looked at the price per pound, and it was reasonable. Didn’t realize I had over 4 pounds of grapes there. Woops! We had also run out of diet drinks/sodas, and apparently everyone else in town got there before we did. I usually like to buy the generic brand at Smiths, which is usually 3 12-packs for $8 (reasonable). But today they didn’t have any of those, so had to end up spending double that amount for name brand diet sodas. Annoying!!