Brought my lunch and breakfast into work today as I am trying to make more of an effort to cut back on food expenditure. Eating out is the main area of our budget that we need to reign in so trying to make small steps towards reducing that cost.
Got one of these bento sectional containers recently so cut up some tomato, bocconcini and basil to have with rice cakes for breakfast. And lunch is left over spaghetti from last night.
Also trying to drink more water for my health so brought in some water from home (plus saving money by not buying drinks at lunch!). I normally only spend $8 or less on lunch but each dollar adds up and our left overs won’t go to waste.
How often do you buy your lunch? Do you have any easy lunch or breakfast ideas?
This frugal living mantra sums up how we have been living since deciding to become debt free. We have gone without a second car until we could buy it with cash. Work gloves are used until they are falling apart. Books and movies are borrowed from the library. And the kids have learned to love leftovers. This Depression-era saying is my advice to anyone who is looking to get their finances under control!
*** So right now according to @daveramsey I am at baby step ONE trying to save up $1,000 for my emergency fund 😬 but here's my dilemma. because I have such a low paying job it's going to take me a few weeks to get to step 2 ( I'm seriously looking for another + a second job! 🙏) do I wait it out no matter how many weeks it takes OR do I skip baby step 1 but in my budget put aside money to build up my emergency fund? Your suggestions are welcome below 👇👇👇 ***
/ Photo cred: 📷 @ourdebtfreelegacy
Scooped up an Asian Salad Kit from Aldi this week, and promised I'd let y'all know how it was.
My thoughts : For $2.49 you don't get much, though it is tasty. This would be a "splurge" IMO. Would be good as a main meal with grilled chicken or shrimp + an extra handful of veggies. 🍗🍤🥗 Mr. Sass' thoughts : If they're gonna put all this cabbage in there I'd rather just have fucking coleslaw. 😂 Oh men. Haha.
Made the kiddo a teensy "blend-all-the-greens" travel palette from an old eyeshadow compact. Her green obsession means it'll be refilled frequently, so I used beyond basic cheapo paint I had laying around. #🎨 #💚
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Listening to a speaker at a training for my second job and they shared this quote. .
THIS is the reason I started this account. I may not be free yet but if I can help someone FREE THEMSELF while I am working on my own freedom then that is EVERYTHING. .
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A Rainy Day Frugal Grocery Shopping
I had only $23.00 in my wallet!😂😂
From #DollarTree :
Sea Salt Grinder Spice, $1
Black Peppercorns Grinder Spice, $1
Parchment Paper (For baking), $1
2 Tetley Teas, $1 each, were FREE with Manufacturer's Coupons!
From #Weis Grocery Store:
5 Pounds Of Russet Potatoes, $3.99
Bag of Boiler Onions, $2.49
2 - Oyster Crackers, .87 each
2 - Red Kidney Beans, .80 cents each
4 - Betty Crocker Corn Muffin
Mixes, .59 each
18 count Eggland's Best Vegetarian Feed Hen Eggs, $3.69
1 bag Weis Tortilla Chip Scoops, made by UTZ for Weis, $2.50
2 - Italian Tomato Sauce, .50 cents each
From #TraderJoes (Next to Dollar Tree)
2 Plum Tomatoes, .29 cents each
Maryland does NOT state tax food, that you prepare from the grocery store.
I already have a mini stockpile of meats, poultry, sausages and cans of fish, to use in making meals.
That's the beauty of my Stock Market Shopping System. Now, I buy when it's low prices, or FREE. And I spend less than $25.00 each week, in groceries and supplies, for my mother and I!
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🙄 20 treat bags for 20 kids for around $20 for my son's birthday. I'm fortunate they're young (Pre-K) so they don't care so much that the M&Ms & Hershey's kisses are Easter themed lol. Keep in mind, just bcuz it's a "seasonal" items DOESN'T mean you can't use it in other ways 😉
*stickers will be cut into strips
Did you know that your empty beauty products are worth something? I exchanged 5 empty Lush pots for this 'Don't Look At Me' fresh face mask worth £7.25 - and I got it for free 🎉 Before you bin packaging or anything, check this post out, you'll be amazed. There's also a clickable link in my Instagram bio https://emmadrew.info/what-are-your-empty-beauty-products-worth/ #freestuff#frugalblogger#lush#lushcosmetics#lushcosmeticsuk#recycle#nowaste#frugal#free
All the contents from my jewelry box. I don't wear a lot of jewelry. Stud earings and an occasional necklace. I store a few things for my daughter and husband in here too so I will have them go though their stuff then I'll give you a little tour of my jewelry box.