This Frugal February has been so easy compared to others for some reason. This is surprising to me because I have cut my grocery budget in half, so I thought I would feel the pinch a lot more. I think that maybe my goal of not buying anything new this year, has really changed the way that I view shopping. I have finally realized, that I get the same amount of enjoyment out of a $4 purse from the thrift store, as I do from a $20 purse from Target (more so in fact, because the thrill of a great deal, feels wonderful!) I also am completely happy in my 100% paid off house, that is admittedly in need of some work…but hey it’s paid off:) Contentment and acceptance of your situation really does bring happiness to your life. **Paraphrasing the Dalai Lama…you must read the Book of Joy!
Here are some of the things that we have ran out of the past week:
Shredded cheese (I had to shred my own cheese today….boo!)
String cheese (My son eats two string cheeses everyday, so there was a fair amount of whining involved)
Things learned this month:
Our guinea pig eats a ton of veggies…
We are going to have to start growing lettuce at home soon because it is getting ridiculous! She eats a package of carrots, a head of lettuce, and a stalk of celery each week (in addition to hay and pellets) I guess I never realized it until I started to monitor my grocery spending.
We may have a dairy problem!
You know this is true when the grocery store cashier asks, “Oh are you not getting any cheese today??”.
Taco soup still tastes great after 3 months in the freezer
Leftovers are magical to me, because they mean no food was wasted and no additional cooking was needed to feed my family, so that is a win/win.
Have you been participating in Frugal February? If so, what have you learned so far?