After the night before yesterday’s shenanigans (I’m surprised I even managed to blog!), I was ready for some much-needed
quiet time sleep.
I tried to clean up the gigantic mess, but I only picked up a few dishes before I collapsed onto the floor and slept for 9 straight hours in the middle of the living room. Luckily, there was a futon mattress underneath me (as you can see in yesterday’s picture), but it was still pretty pathetic. Our bedroom was hot and the living room air conditioner was on, which was what made the decision for me.
It was only supposed to be a nap, but I slept all the way from 7pm to 4am. When I woke up, I realized that Brent probably had the same reaction as I did, as he was passed out on the couch next to me.
We’re party animals, alright.
Once it was a reasonable hour, I made my way into town and did some shopping since it’s the last day of the week. It was pretty much the last thing I wanted to do, but deals were to be had!
Downy Dryer Sheets (162 ct.) – $4.50 (I used a $1 MC*)
Covergirl Makeup – $15.37 + $5UP* wyb* $15 + B1G1 50% off (I used a $3/2 MC and a $1/1 MC)
Crest Toothpaste (2) – $2.99/each + $2UP/each
Shopping Trip Total = $21.67 + $9UP
I’ve been thinking about creating a monthly budget (that I’ll actually stick to) for household items. It’s hard to do a weekly one because there aren’t always good deals every week. I think it should be $50/month. Does that sound good? It sounds like a lot to me, but at some point I’ll probably acquire enough stuff to last me for the rest of my life and I’ll just be able to stop shopping
In other news… the sunburn on the back of my right leg f***ing hurts. I’ve been downing Ibuprofen and slathering aloe lotion like it’s my job for the past 19 hours.
But that’s what I get for being part Swedish.
Do you have a monthly budget for household items (separate from groceries)?
*ECB = Extra Care Bucks (see here for more details). UP = Rite Aid UP Rewards (see here for more details). WYB = “when you buy”. MC = Manufacturer coupon (found in your local Sunday paper and weekly Redplum flyers). CVS coupon = They print out on your receipt after you buy something and from the Instant Coupon Printer located in all stores. Printed MCs = You can print coupons from sites like Coupons.com and CouponNetwork.com from your home.