No-Spend Month: Day 10


I have received many positive comments from friends because I have been posting about our no-spend month.  My husband asked me why I was sharing all of this, and I told him that it was to hold me/us accountable.  We wanted to do this to discipline ourselves and to see how much we could save in a month.  If we had just done this without telling anyone, it would be easy to quit or “cheat” and spend money unnecessarily.  A friend at church tonight told me it was encouraging to her.  Some other friends said this has inspired them to try a fiscal freeze.  So I will keep sharing in hopes that someone else will be encouraged or inspired to try a no-spend month or week.  With Christmas coming up, a fiscal freeze of any length could provide a little money to use towards gift-giving or travel expenses.  

  • Today, we bought cereal and more milk, so we spent $10.62 on groceries.
  • My husband and Big Sister went to a school social together for lunch, and then they “cheated” and went to Happy Hour at Sonic for half-priced drinks.  Big Sister bought her own drink, so only about $1 came out of our cash for the month.
  • We were at church all evening, so we used $16.40 for our dinner.

I’m afraid my makeup (foundation) will not last until the end of the month, so I have been using it sparingly.  I have a friend who sells Younique, and I’m planning to order from her come November 1st.  I may have to see if she will let me trade some products (Norwex)  or services (babysitting? cooking?) if I run out before the end of the month!

I still can’t believe I was able to make these without spending a dime. I used to charge $20 for labor (for one nap mat) plus the cost of all the supplies, which could be $40-$50 each!


About Leslie

I am a mother of four, who loves organization but is dealt a new hand of chaos each day. I love Jesus and each of my unique children. I strive to foster these relationships and bring a little organization to our chaotic home. I want to be a better blogger, but, truthfully, this is just not as high on my priority list as the aforementioned relationships or the state of our home.

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