Monday, September 29, 2008

The October Challenge

In an effort to pay off a few bills that have crept into our life - we are going to abstain from buying groceries during October (actually starting from now!) We will get the few things of necessity - like TP, fresh produce, and butter - that I can't otherwise obtain - but that is all. The goal is to keep spending under $150 for the month for groceries and supplies.

* I have all the grains and beans I need and a freezer full of meat.

* I am putting a stash of rags out where they are handy instead of paper towels.

* When the boxed cereal runs out - we use the bucket of rolled oats and homemade granola.

* Bread will be homemade - I have buckets of wheat berries ready to grind up.

* All snacks will be homemade - including the pudding.

* I have a stash of canned goods that just need a creative touch.

I will post an update or two as we go along - and then a final report at the end of October. Maybe we can make this a habit! Feel free to add helpful hints of ways you have economized.

As an extra (and because it is the only photo I could grab without assistance!) here is Fluffy, the Princess's kitty.



Marci said...

Patti, that is a good thing to do. If you go to, they have been trying to do this for the month of September. I think she called it 30 days with nothing or something like that. You might enjoy reading it.

Phyllis Sather said...

I will be praying for you Patti as you and your family seek to pay off your debt this month. With the economy the way it is I think it is more important than ever to be debt free. May the Lord richly bless you in your efforts.