September 2013 Budget Recap

(Taken from

*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. Gas & Fuel

I felt like I didn’t drive as much this month, but I’m still overbudget. Sigh!

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

Costco groceries plus we’ve been eating out more lately… Lately I haven’t had as much time to cook at home.. but thankfully I just posted a video last night so I’m cooking some stew and banana bread as I’m typing this :)

3. Groceries

Costco groceries and Target groceries mainly.

Overall budget


The Verdict?

Compared to the last few months of summer, this isn’t bad at all.  I’ve been trying my best not to shop as much and stay home as much as possible.  Internet shopping will always be there but I’m trying my best to be good.  Huzzaaaahh!!

Next months plans:

  • I’m assuming the budget will be busted once again because we’re heading to Oahu next month for Halloween :)
  • I plan on staying home as much as possible until then to save some cash.
  • Can I please stay on track with gym visits??… ugh. 😛

♥ Janelle