Sunday, December 27, 2009

my new years resolution

Update: After discussing this at length with Tara (:D) I've decided to make my own little blog carnival: Stingy Shannie Saturdays

Each Saturday, I'll discuss a way I've been frugal this week - and, if nothing else, I'll give you an update on how we're doing. Mark has this grand idea of only spending $200 each month on groceries, so that's our new goal. We don't get a local newspaper, so we just get a few militaryish coupons -- and they're mostly for pizza joints.. so we'll have to find a new resource for coupons! And, yes, I do know all the coupon websites, but I'll have to hook our printer up to get those in working order! I'll keep you updated!

-Signing off as Stingy Shannie

(doesn't that have a nice ring? I thought so too...)


I know it's a tad early, but I wanted to share my New Years resolution; I'm actually starting it today:

for the month of January, Mark and I will only eat out one time.

It sounds a little impossible, right? Mark and I love to go out to eat.. especially if Mexican food is involved! However, we spend so much money on eating out each month. If we just cooked our own food, we would save hundreds! Plus, it would be healthier for the both of us!

I blog daily, so I'll keep you updated on how it's coming along. I do love to cook, so this shouldn't be too hard. Maybe.

Tonight, for the first day in our challenge, we'll be having a frozen pizza. I know this isn't a typical resolution, but one of my best friends, Tara, is also doing it with me! We'll keep each other accountable, and it will be great!

I'm already craving chips and salsa -- is that a bad sign? ;]


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  2. you should!!!! :D yay!! this is thrilling!

  3. You can do it!! I know Robert and I eat out wayyyyy too much too. Maybe we can start this resolution when we get married too; so maybe next news years? fingers crossed. =)

  4. thanks, Em! And you're getting married in 2010!? reeeallly?! neato!

  5. Major props, Shannon. Major props.

  6. Ha, more like wishful thinking. You'll be one of the first to know when the ring is on hand---we'll go from there. =)