Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monthly Budget Breakdown ~ July 2013

In an effort to challenge my contentment meter and stay within a budget,
I have $50 per month to spend on Decor & DIY projects for around the house. 
On the first Tuesday of every month I'll show you how I spent it.

Here is the monthly break down for July...

Starting Balance = $61.97 (you can check out here to see what was spent in June.)
Income: July $50 + Starting Balance + $179.00 (Money I Made From An Impromptu Garage Sale!)  = $290.97 left to spend

This month I made just a few more purchases than last month. :-) For the most part they were small purchases that really added to the overall organization of our home. 

I revamped our toy organization with all new bins from the Dollar Tree for only $30! (I bought 9 extra bins since they are hard to find and I'm assuming some of them are going to get broken...and that it totally ok, since I have 9 extra.) ;-)

I also bought a pack of labels from Amazon for $19.98 that I used to label our toy storage and will have for future use.

Our kids have loved checking out what is for dinner with these easy Menu Boards that we added from Target for $10 each.

When it comes to decorating this fun owl made a nice addition to a backyard project that I was secretly working on. I scored it for $4 from Kirklands.

Last but not least I grabbed these 2 colorful containers from Ikea for $4 each!

Final Breakdown...
Beginning Balance $290.97 - ($81.98 July purchases) = $208.99

It has been a fun month for sure and I haven't even gotten to any of those stripes that I was going to tackle. We shall see...

What have you been working on this summer around your house?

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  1. Where did you get the bookshelves? They are such a great height.


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