The week started out frugal. I had a “Secret Valentine” at work (like Secret Santa) and I made her Cupid Crunch (popcorn and pretzels coated in Wilton confectionary coating with added pink M n M’s and sprinkles for bling). I also gave her stargazer lilies in a vase from Goodwill which I swear was leaded crystal. I got it for .49 during a “yellow ticket happy hour” of sorts.
We also had a breakfast social at work and I made my Irish soda bread, which is delicious and uses ingredients I have on hand.
We ate at home and used a lot of pantry items.
How was your Valentine’s Day? I made “black magic” cupcakes, which is one of those famous recipes that I believe originated with Hershey’s cocoa. My husband picked up our traditional heart-shaped pizza from a local restaurant.
Each week we have a set amount of money we can spend, and when we don’t spend it all, we like to allocate it to savings or other budget areas we are focusing on. Today we went to Target. Need I say more? I think we had 10.00 left at the end of the week. Much of what we purchased at Target was organic frozen meals which Mr. Saver takes for lunch. Fortunately, we don’t get to Target very often which minimizes the damage.
At this time we are pretty set budget-wise for kid summer activities. Our main budget focus is saving for family vacation and overall savings.