My husband tells me that I've spent $900 in the past 3 months just in scrapbooking supplies alone. Yikes. It's a wake-up call for the shopaholic in me. And it has been a few weeks since I've gone supply hoarding. So far so good. I've never really paid that much attention because I've always had my own checking account. I only took care of my bills and no one to answer to. I just flit here and there waving my wand and buying things on a whim. It adds up. Jeff doesn't really look at what I buy and doesn't really know how much scrapbooking goodies really cost. Now that all of our income is put together, I get a reality check. Good and bad for me, but I am dealing with it. All of my pages have been made with what I have in the studio and I have way more to spare. I need to get more use out of the things I already have. I have not used the CraftRobo in so long and it's only because it's such a pain to get the carrier sheet out and align it and get it to cut out exactly what I want. Yes, I am anal. But only when it comes to scrapbooking. Not the bedroom. Sorry, dear husband. So I digress. I have to take out all these things stored in cupboards , drawers, and shelves and actually use them! Gotta stop collecting and start using. It's not that I don't scrapbook. I do. I have to. But I buy nonstop and I don't even make a dent with what I have.
I have to thank all of you all for all your tips about budgeting. They definitely help! We have not eaten out in a LONG time! We've pretty much eaten what we have at home and I have been cooking more often! For us, this is a miracle. Whodathunkit? :)
My friend, Jo, is doing a budget challenge for herself. Spend less, make more. I'll have to join her on this one. Jeff and I want to go to San Diego next month and if I keep going like I've been, we'll be able to actually eat on the trip. Wish us luck!