We are officially at the halfway mark on the year and all the budgets look pretty good and ahead of track on hair and clothing. Here is how it shakes out so far:
June grocery was $450 plus underage of 1.90 from prior months = $451.91. I spent $450.30 = under! BUT, and this is a big BUT, I am out of a lot of over the counter meds and nonfood items so have a sneaking suspicion we will be blowing July's budget ($450 plus the underage of $1.61 = $451.61). That plus the fact that it is definitely nice and warm and out so we have been BBQing most evenings which makes the meat bill go up. I still have a partially stocked freezer though and the cupboards certainly don't look bare so we will see how we do. The Costco membership is paying off as our business gets busier I have less and less time to source out bargains. I did manage to save $5.59 this month in coupon savings (*technically not coupons but points ) when I received 4 litres of milk for cashing in some points at my grocery store.
We have been eating out more now that the business is so freaking busy but we are also making more money so that helps. I am trying to limit it to 1 in 10 days so we don't get any plumper than we are already are. A certain hole in the wall Chinese shop that doesn't take credit cards has seen our face a couple times this month.
Hair Budget $175 per year
Spent in June - $19.50. I did get my hair cut early in the month. I no longer color my hair and now it is 100% natural. EEK there are a couple of gray hairs, previously unseen due to dying. I may have to rethink that one. For now I am plucking them out (yes, only found 3). Left in the budget for the year = $116.27.
Clothing Budget $200 per year
$9.98 spent on a summery dress ($7.23) and a tank top ($2.75), both like new from Sally Ann. The tank top appears to be spanks but someone cut out the tags so I am not sure. It certainly keeps all the bulges in their appropriate spots = yay! $123.66 left in the budget for the year.