Thursday, April 12, 2012

Debt Snowflake Challenge Update Week 15

Hello all! Happy Friday! This week has just flown by for sure. Time seems to get away from me lately. Whats up with that? I hope everyone has had a successful week of snowflaking and general frugalness. I am working on a few new prospects for the baking business. Fingers crossed!

I was able to snowflake a total of $31.24, that is the small raise the hubby received earlier this year. Not much but it is a worthy snowflake. I made a $48 profit from the baking gig but I was out of packaging supplies so I applied that back into the business.

It is really hard keeping positive about being in a new place. I catch myself thinking of what I lost, my gardens, animals, participating in my local farmer's market, blah blah... But I gained a happier husband who is home at least 3 more hours a day, $$$ in fuel and wear and tear costs on our car, a much much better middle and high school for the kids, all in all it's positive progress.

I just have to remember that I have to make some sacrifices for now. Goodness knows the hubby did for years! I'm so darn lucky! My contribution to the family now is to keep the budget on track and get the last part of our consumer debt paid down. Also I'm going to see if I can get the grocery budget trimmed a bit now that I have more shopping options.

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy your springy weather! I am linking up with Melissa at Moms Plans for Debt Snowflaking Challenge. Hop on over and see how everyone is progressing!

1 comment:

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, little woman! Glad to see you back on the blogging circuit and that you are all moved. I'm sorry it is turning out to be a bit of an adjustment. Moving always sucks. It's like being the new kid at school over and over again. I hope that you and your family are able to settle in quickly and find lots of great new things about your new surroundings. The option to explore additional grocery shopping options sounds like a plus! I'm with you on the coupon thing, though...I cook mostly from scratch, so coupons don't mean a whole lot for most things. We don't eat out a lot, so that saves, too. I always wonder how people are able to eat out 4 or 5 times a week! Must be nice!!! Actually, I really like to cook, so it's not so bad. Only on those days when I'm really tired from cleaning or whatever...that's when I just want to get Chinese takeout and call it a day! :-) Take care of yourself, and I hope to hear even better news about your budget progress on the next go round. I have faith in've done so well so far!!!