Inspired by Brooke, I thought it would be fun to share how I spend the money I have budgeted for personal spending (ie: “fun money”) every so often. Paying off debt is a big goal of ours, so it will also help to keep me accountable.
Usually I budget $80 per month for my own use. In January, I wasn’t supposed to spend anything, but I ended up going over. In February, I budgeted higher because it was my birthday.
$50 – Domain renewal for this website (unexpected expense)
$10 – Jesus tree felt pattern
$34 – Blessed Is She Lent devotional
$38 – Felt from Benzie Design to make Jesus tree ornaments
$26 – Jet Pens sampler
$9 – Extra that I put towards buying a felt letterboard from Amazon (along with a gift card I had)
$6 – Photo album from Hobby Lobby intended for a week in the life project
$2 – Ribbon from Michael’s for the Jesus tree ornaments
$14 – Two books from Half Price Books: Confessions by St. Augustine and No Greater Love by Mother Theresa
$7 – Postcards from a shop in Austin
$19 – A book from Bookpeople in Austin: Breathing Underwater by Richard Rohr
In order to stay on track with my budget, I would ideally like to keep my personal spending around $25 in March. We’ll see how it goes. :)