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Good morning! What are your plans today? We’re preparing all the surfaces in the en-suite bathroom for some fresh paint, and then it’s a simple afternoon watching the football!
Before that I’d like to share with you just a few of my favourite posts in August.
From Michelle Why Do I Write About Personal Finance?
Claire’s fantastic 40 Piece Minimalist Wardrobe
Frugalwoods has a great post on eating when traveling Travel Cheap by Eating Like a Local
Love this Airstream Land Yacht Interior Tour from Melanie at A Small Life
Ok that’s it for today! Back tomorrow with a menu plan!
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photo: london mews houses, canal locks, dinner out
Grocery haul! Here’s what I purchased on Thursday to complete my grocery spending for August.
I also bought 4 cans of soup, black pepper, garlic granules and a loaf of bread. I changed our menu plan for this weekend – we’re now having pulled pork burritos and subs over the two days as I bought a slow cooker. I can’t wait to get using it! The leg joint was £6.44, but it should do us for a lot of meals.
I spent in total £47.62.
- £2.00 Soup x 4 cans
- £2.50 Black Pepper
- £1.00 Chopped Garlic
- £1.10 Seafood Sauce
- £1.00 Milk
- £3.00 Yogurts x 8
- £4.00 Butter x 2
- £1.10 Sour Cream
- £1.50 New Potatoes
- £1.00 Bananas
- £1.00 Red Onions
- £2.00 Organic Grapes
- £1.00 Spinach
- £0.69 Broccoli
- £2.50 Organic Apples x 5
- £1.70 Portabello Mushrooms
- £1.50 Peppers x 3
- £0.00 Organic Spring Onions (Free with offer)
- £1.00 Rolls x 8
- £1.35 Loaf
- £0.70 Naan x 2
- £3.75 Frozen Salmon x 6
- £2.49 Prawns
- £3.30 Bacon
- £6.44 Pork Joint
I just scraped in on my grocery budget this month, but we’ve eaten out a lot. Must do better in September!
August Grocery Budget: £214.06/£216.00
How did your grocery spending go in August? Are you under or over budget?
I shared my plans for the laundry cupboard a couple of weeks ago, but here’s another small room that I’m hoping to tackle over the coming weeks.
We don’t plan on doing too much in this room, all it really needs is a little brightening up.
- The blue border tile is really not my taste, but it’s staying as we’re working on a £200 budget for this room – I’m expecting most of that to go on the fixtures and fittings.
- The walls look yellow in this photo because of how dark the room is – they’re actually cream – so I’m going to use a bright white paint to lighten them up.
- The flooring may have to wait until the master bathroom is completed as I might use the same in both.
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