March 2014 Budget Recap

(Taken from my budget on

*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

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

3. Groceries

4. Clothing

 Wildfox beach jumper, Lululemon silk wrap jacket, F21 camo sweater (pics here) – after redeeming seller’s credit, $25.70

Forever 21 shorts  – $19.36

Forever 21 mint pleated maxi dress (from Ebay, I was thinking about buying it when it was in stores, but I was too slow. Luckily it’s only a little bit more than it was for retail) – $38.58

Forever 21 workout top – $13.92

Wildfox beach jumper in Mint from Off 5th (pic here) – $39.14



Overall budget


The Verdict?

Now that most of the wedding planning is done, looks like I’m back to my old spending ways… eeeeeep!  Dang we spent a lot on food this month. 

Next months plans:

  • More DIY plans, the tissue paper tassel garlands are still in progress!  Also doing a giant chalkboard and some DIY cake toppers
  • Perfect my macaron baking skills… I’m getting there slowly but surely
  • … stop shopping?! Sigh.

♥ Janelle