So far, I am staying on budget. My total spent for the year remains at $7. I'm allowing myself $25 per month during January and February.
And, you know what?
It isn't so bad.
I think it's kind of like being on a diet. The first week is the hardest, but once you make up your mind and make a lifestyle change, it gets easier.
I'm bringing less stuff into our home and, as a result, it's not quite as cluttered. I'm spending less time gone from the house, so I'm getting more done.
I read about these other women who are true homemakers and I really envy their lifestyle. (not envy in a negative way) They have their act together and cook and clean and maintain.
I'm still a work in progress!