April 2013 Budget Recap

*NOTE: This budget is for shopping/food/gas only, or expense that I can control fully. I’m not including fixed expenses (mortgage, utilities, medical bills) because they’re fixed and honestly pretty boring to talk about. My TOTAL spending is not reflected in this budget. “Food & Dining” = Eating Out + Groceries *

Blown Budgets:

1. Food & Dining  (this category is eating out PLUS groceries together)

2. Groceries

We’re drinking a at least 1 green veggie smoothie every day now so we’re constantly buying produce.  We stocked up at Fresh and Easy, Trader Joe’s, and Costco this month.

3. Clothing

4. Shoes & Accessories

Overall budget:


The Verdict?

GUESS what item tipped the scale from bad to worse! lol.

Next months plans:

  • We cleaned up the garage and we’re getting ready to empty out the kitchen for the kitchen reno while we are gone on vacation
  • We’re leaving on Saturday!!!! omgomgomg!
  • HAH last month I hoped that I wouldn’t go crazy with pre-vacation spending…..and that definitely happened.  Oh well.  
  • Aside from Fiji/NZ/Sydney I’m going to Michelle Phan’s Generation Beauty Event!  I recently got a free invite and luckily I was able to bring Serena along with me…. GIRLS WEEKEND VACAYYY!!! So excited for that as well! May is going to be AWESOME. 

♥ E&I