Sorry it’s been about a week and a half since a post. I am intending to still post, but life with a newborn and two other young-ins makes it a bit more challenging. The girls slept through the night at about 2 months. We are now at 2 months with our Joshua, but he’s a boy and eats more, so I am more tired and still have yet to sleep through the night!! We also went on a little mini vaca in between a week of many showers and weddings(3 weddings in 2 weeks)-busy times (I guess that’s not different than any other season in our life). I’ve started some blogs and had to abandon them. Plus, the ads just haven’t been as good these days.
With Labor Day fast approaching, I am anticipating some better deals.
It’s time for me to start my Sept. grocery receipt gathering and see how much I am spending a month.
Sept. 2007 $42/week
Sept. 2008 $55/week
I deduced that the $13 increase/week came from 3 factors:
- us having one more (small) mouth to feed-albeit a VERY minimal increase
- us desiring to eat healthier and buying more fruits/veggies & more “all natural” items-not all the time, but sometimes, ie. Maple/Agave Syrup instead of the high fructose corn syrup-based Breakfast Syrups
- the ripple effect-an increase in the cost of all groceries due to the increase in gas prices-I believe this was the biggest factor
My prediction for Sept. 2009 is that we’ll buy less than $55/week because the price of gas had come down. Of course it’s on the rise again, so we’ll see...Dish Soap: For those of you who attended Kimmie’s Frugal Cleaning Party, I said I would try to put an inch of dish soap in a Dawn Direct Foam bottle and fill the rest with water. I tried it, and it totally works!! I used Ajax. You can use any dish washing detergent, put an inch on the bottom and fill the rest with water, and it pump out foam. You can REALLY make your dish soap stretch with this trick.
Fred Meyer Until-9/4:
- $1.25 Bush’s Bake Beans w/store coupon-limit 8
- .99 Aquafresh, limit 2
- 2 lb. baby carrots $1.99 2 bags
- Kroger Cheese 2 lb. blocks, $3.50 limit 2
- Fresh Express 12 oz. Salad .79!!
- Lettuce $1
- Nabisco Crackers $1.25
- 1 lb. FM Butter $1.50
- 1/2 gallon OJ, milk $1
Every Day Price-1/2 gallon FMV Ice Cream .99
Albertson’s until 9/1:
- 3 Double the Man. Coupon