Caleb and I have been SO good on our budget...and pretty great on our "healthy eating" for the most part. But we kind of neglected to go grocery shopping since we were in Arkansas over the long weekend...so when I woke up this morning I realized there was NOTHING for breakfast.
So what did I do? Left my house a few minutes earlier...whipped out my "play money" (no, its not monopoly money...remember the envelope system??), and headed to Panera before work to get me a $2 scone. Get back in my car and head for work.
Waaddyyaaa know was waiting for me in the office?
FREE. PANERA. BAGELS.
So I think its safe to say that was a sign for the universe to next time save my money...and the calories.
Yesterday's post was all about motivation...and that I will not give up. I will do it this time. So guess what I did? Took a few small nibbles out of that scone and threw it away. Most would call me an idiot for basically throwing away $2, but I know some of you will applaud me ;)
Tonight we are going grocery shopping...and I'm super excited to fill that fridge up with HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY stuff. I've started a new board on my Pinterest called "Healthy eats!" because I realized yesterday that my "yummy edibles" board is literally full of greasy, fatty, sugary foods. SO that was somewhat of an eye opener. Time to make a new board...so I did. Anybody have any good (successful) recipe pins they'd like to send my way? Pleeeeease?!
*Not at all awkward transition into a new topic entirely*
Isn't free stuff amazing?
If you know one thing about me...its that I sign up for EVERYTHING. Literally. Go to a restaurant, next thing you know I'm on their mailing list. All my favorite stores? Send me coupons everyday. I'm signed up for survey websites called Paidviewpoint and iPoll (thanks E&J!), which are REAL websites that give you REAL cash for taking simple surveys. Know what else is nice? Even though Panera played with my mind this morning...they do load a free pastry, drink, or menu item onto your "My Panera Card" almost every month. So, that is totally worth it. Get out there ladies, get yourself some freebies!!
That is one thing I love about Caleb...boy loves to shop. He also loves getting a good deal...which means when we need something big, HE can do the negotiating! Which is another part of Dave Ramsey's program...never buy a big purchase at full price!!
I know this post was entirely too random, and probably ridiculous, so I apologize. It just needed to be done. This post should've been titled Brain Dump Thursday. Can that be a thing?? ;)
Tomorrow is FRIDAY, friends!! SMILE!