Posts where I tell you to spend lots of money are few and far between, but this is one of them, so you will probably want to read to find out what inspires me to relax my vice-like grip over our money. One of my budgeting victories was figuring out how to allocate money for…Continue reading Poorganic Splurge? What?!?
Category: The $500 Month
Day by day reports on one family’s $500 monthly budget for real foods and household items.
Why the Cash System is Stupid (to me).
I told you we’d managed to buy all our consumables for $500 last month, but when it came time to look at the cold hard numbers, I realize I lied. (Payday for us is once a month on the 25th, which is why we don’t operate on the “normal” month.) The problem is, I don’t…Continue reading Why the Cash System is Stupid (to me).
The Poorganic Voice in My Head
Do you ever feel like the process of eating real foods on a budget is making you insane? No, I’m not kidding. I mean, for real, like the whole process of deciding what to buy might be making you into a crazy lady? Today I decided to stop in at Walmart for the last few…Continue reading The Poorganic Voice in My Head
Still on Track for the 500 dollar month?
There is a question at the end of this post that I’d LOVE for you to answer. Will you? As is often the case when I commit to giving you daily insights into my life, I have failed because, let’s just face it. You don’t really care that much AND after the third or fourth…Continue reading Still on Track for the 500 dollar month?
$205 Left 21 Days to Go
Here’s the truth. I don’t know how I used to do $85-$100 a week for poorganic food. I’m guessing that all my kids have increased their eating by a TON because we are spending this money pretty quick. I’ve been alternating between vegetarian and meatless dishes and including lots of eggs and bean dishes, but…Continue reading $205 Left 21 Days to Go
The Poorganic Pizza AND VLOG
I am about to give you two things that you will be forever grateful for . . . maybe. 1. My pizza recipe, which is the best EVER. My husband married me, largely for the strength of my pizza making skills. These two pizzas probably cost about $10 total to make. 2. A real life…Continue reading The Poorganic Pizza AND VLOG
Short and sweet
After that epically boring list yesterday, I am going to cut right to the chase. Today was day four. It is 8:18 PM and everyone in my house is in bed, including my exhausted husband. (Starting school is hard on teachers too.) So, there is no menu plan happening. Here is your update. I bought…Continue reading Short and sweet
Day 3: What’s in Your Pantry?
Before I make a meal plan for the $500 month, I’m going to inventory everything we have. EVERYTHING. (I will attempt to sprinkle in humor, so it won’t be as boring as reading the list of everything in someone’s pantry–since that is what it is.) First, I have to say two things. Oh how the…Continue reading Day 3: What’s in Your Pantry?
Poor + Organic = Poorganic?
First, a few clarifying details about the $500 month just for those of you who are curious or are trying a similar thing. There are five people in our family. We have three children, ages 7, 5, and 3. We have no food allergies or intolerances. We DO have some SMALL stockpile of foods, so…Continue reading Poor + Organic = Poorganic?
The $500 month
Eating poorganically, couponing, and being cheapy-McGreepy are BACK ON, folks. This month I am going to try to return to a more poorganic diet and budget after seriously slacking over the summer. We are going to TRY to feed and diaper and consume all our consumables this month for $500. (eeek! I’m a little scared.)…Continue reading The $500 month