Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Catching Up....

So it has been a few weeks since I talked about the grocery budget.....
So I have to play catch up

Week #1 -
OOP - $66.02
Total Savings - $95.31

Week #2 -
OOP - $83.56
Total Savings - $114.53

So you can see....taking the time to plan, use coupons and shop around really pays off!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Over Budget :(

So this week I was slightly over budget but the deals were amazing!

Total Retail - $231.63

OOP - $111.17

Total Savings - $120.46

Over 50% Savings......WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Having you been doing any money saving things in 2010?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Egg Totals

Eggs are still plentiful here on the CityFarm. We have found some wonderful people to barter/trade with which has been so exciting!

Here is the total for February egg production:


I will be adding some fun recipes soon!

Saving More Money!!! Cont.

So the grocery budget continues...

Today was really exciting....here is what we saved.

Total Retail - $161.33

OOP - $66.02

Total Savings - $95.31

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Growing like crazy!

There is something amazing in watching plants grow. You really find an appreciation for what you eat. To watch it go from a little seed, to a small plant, to beautiful flowers, to amazing veggies. We have already started so many of our plants so I thought I would show you how it is going. We are currently growing tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs, strawberries and more. Let me know how your planting is going.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Grocery Budget Continues

Here we go again.....the grocery budget continues.

The following are this weeks results:

Total Retail: $142.44
Total OOP: $79.03

Total Savings: $63.41

2010 Totals:

Total Retail: $357.30
Total OOP: $181.81

Total 2010 Savings: $175.49

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saving Money

Saving money.....it has always been one of my New Year's Resolutions. Like so many things I have written it down, year after year, and in December look back and kick myself for not doing it.


I have started by making a budget for my family. One of the main things that I wanted to accomplish was a grocery budget.

So here it is.....

$100/week (for a family of 5) and only going to the store 1x per week.

This is going to be really hard for me but I think I can do it! I have started a system of coupons and sales that I know will help me stay within this budget......hopefully :)

I will update you every week of my progress. So here we go.

Total Retail: $214.86
OOP (Out of Pocket): $102.78

Total Savings: $112.08

Let me know what you think and I will share some of my Grocery Saving methods soon!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Is it time already????

It seems like only yesterday we were putting the final touches on the yard before it was covered in snow but next week it will be starting all over again.

Next week we will begin the careful planning and planting for our 2010 garden.

We have many goals including the following:

Growing 4000 lbs + food
Canning/preserving 200+ jars
No Grocery Shopping for 3 months (July -September)
Line Dry Clothing
Use Solar Oven for most meals/cooking
Expand/Improve Garden
Teach others about the joy of gardening and baking/cooking from scratch
and so much more....

What are some of your garden goals for 2010?
What will you be planting??

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Although it is winter and we are enjoying snow.....one thing is still being produced on the CityFarm.


Beautiful, delicious eggs. Our tally for January egg production was 284.

I was thinking about sharing some fun things to do with eggs. Let me know if you would enjoy this!