Follow me as I chronicle my shopping adventures in an effort to spend $300 per month on groceries, health/beauty and cleaning products in Success Stories.
I blame ice cream. Edy’s ice cream. Specifically, Edy’s French Silk Pie ice cream.
Anyway, my shopping started out awesome this weekend, I needed to pick up my Hen House CSA and while I was there I was going to take advantage of the inexpensive Driscol Raspberries.
Hen House CSA
Pictured: Good Natured Family Farms Skim Milk, Ground Bison, Baby Squash, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Blackberries. Retail: $25.00
Pictured: (6) Best Choice Microwave Popcorns, (2) Cape Cod Chips, (3) Driscol Raspberries, Best Choice Grape Jelly, Mrs. Bairds Bread, (6) Hen House Bagels, and (3) Best Life Buttery Sprays. Total: $11.54
Trip Total: $36.54
And then I became weak and went to Target. I should have just gotten the ice cream and left – but I don’t make it to Super Target that often and there were some other things I wanted.
Pictured: (5) Edy’s Ice Creams, (2) Hershey’s Bars (6-pack), (8) Ortega Canned Black Beans, (2) CLIF Z-Bars, (4) Hefty One-Zip Storage Bags, (2) Nexcare Shrek Bandages, Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon, Up & Up Detangler, and BioTrue Contact Lens Solution. Total: $35.01 with $5 gift card to use later.
Monthly Budget: $322.11
So there you have it. I’m not perfect. I blew my budget.
And while I was chastizing myself in the Target parking lot for going over budget, all the guilt was gone after the first scoop of French Silk Pie Ice Cream.
What about you? How did your month end up? Leave me a comment. I would love to hear about your successes.