Ah the budget . . . it is almost comical that I spent so many years sure that our household could NOT do a budget due to my irregular income. There was just “no way” it could work.
My thoughts about budgeting were all wrong! In the last few years I’ve learned a thing or two . . or thousands of things! Anyway, I have realized that I will never perfect the budget. Nowhere else could that be seen that our Back to School shopping this year!
I have never made Back to School shopping an all-year savings event. But it will be from now on. I have kept track of our back to school expenses and found that over 70% of the money spent has NOT been on the actual shopping. We are great at the sales shopping! But we can’t do a thing about sports, year books, lunch accounts, etc.
Today though, today was the last shopping excursion. We went to the outlet mall. I haven’t been to the outlet mall in years. And this was definitely the weekend to go back! Many, many stores had things 40 – 70% off! We saved close to $300! See the hats on my girls here? They were not really school related, but only $3 each! My necklace? $1.
Better than the shopping and the savings was the time with my girls ❤ It was a great day spending time with these sillies!
Tonight I am thankful for a fun day out with my girls!! We had a blast! I am thankful for budgeting – which gives us the freedom to spend money on things when we’ve decided beforehand to spend – with no guilt! And I am thankful for a fun day out with my girls ❤ Oh, did I say that already? It must have been my favorite! ❤ ❤ ❤