• How to Slowly Restock Your Pantry after Completing a Pantry Challenge

    “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” I recently completed an intense Pantry Clean out Challenge.  The goal was to cut my regular monthly grocery budget ($400) in half.  By doing this we would focus on eating the items I already had stocked in my freezer and pantry. I was fortunate to have had many friends on Instagram join me in this challenge.  I loved watching all of the progress and having a group to encourage each…

  • Grocery Haul 10/08

    This week I spent $100 on groceries and a few other needs.  I have included my weekly dinner meal plan for the week as well! Other Needs I bought shampoo and dog food (not pictured). Produce My produce this week was cuties, two oranges, potatoes, spinach, carrots, apples, and lettuce. Dairy/Meats In the dairy department this week I bought whipping cream, greek yogurt, blueberry yogurt, string cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter and italian sausage. Bakery This week I bought two loaves of wheat bread, blueberry bagels and a can of yeast. Cereal I bought two boxes of cheerios, a box of rice krispies, and a bag of malt-o-meal frosted…

  • Grocery Haul 9/10

    Hello all you frugal grocery shoppers!  I’m excited to start sharing some of my grocery hauls!  I get asked a lot what we eat and how I shop, so I want to share with you what is a part of my weekly budget. I probably won’t share ALL my grocery trips, but I will try to share some from time to time. This week I went to Walmart Grocery Pickup (which, FYI, is the best invention ever) and to Smiths to take advantage of their case lot sale.  I spent a total of $80. I bought granola bars from Smiths.  We will be making smores this week so I bought…