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Project: Food Budget Week 4

It was another weird week.  I spent the weekend in Johnstown, PA, my mom’s hometown, retracing her roots.  We did the incline plane and the Johnstown Flood Museum.  And, we stayed in a great little bed and breakfast called Heritage House.  The two women who cared for us, Ginny and Maryann, were wonderful.  Maryann is a great cook, so I spent the weekend full of her delicious cooking.  Ever looking for a weekend away?  Put it on your list for a great B&B experience!

On the way home on Sunday, I made a quick stop at Trader Joe’s for pizza crust, multigrain crackers, and english muffins.  I’ve been eating the muffins and crackers, but pizza is on the list for the weekend.  I also bought two basil plants, one for me and one for a friend.  I love having fresh basil around.

And on Monday night, I broke down after a pretty intense massage and got a pizza.  Monday’s there’s a $8.99 special here in town, so for the first time in over a year I got the pizza I wanted.  It lasted into the week.  I did a little Yoga on Tuesday for the first time since last January.  And I caved today and got lunch out – mostly because I didn’t plan well this week. But the weekend is very close.

Week 3 Budget: $30
Week 3 Actual: $31.34

Week 4 Budget: $30

I fully expect to come in under next week, because there is A LOT of food in the fridge and I have a normal weekend to plan and prepare.  I might need some pieces to connect it all together, and I’m also going strawberry picking this weekend, but in general, I feel like things are really under control budget wise.  I can’t believe I’ve been working on this project for nearly a month!  I’m so happy about not only the money I’ve saved, but the positive choices and changes I’ve been making!

Want to jump in where you are and get started with Project Food Budget?  Check out this link for all the details: http://emilylevenson.com/blog/project-food-budget/details.  There are some really great people participating in the challenge, so to learn more about the project, check out their efforts:

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It’s the Little Things I Love

1.  I love that there are still gentlemen in the world that will make a girl they fancy a home cooked dinner.  Bonus points for candlelight.
2.  Dependable jewelry.  On mornings where I need a quick bit of sparkle, I know my pink sparkle studs and necklace will do the trick.
3.  I love the sounds of a well played jazz trumpet and was glad to have discovered Nicholas Payton yesterday on my Chris Botti Pandora Station.  And speaking of Pandora.  I love Pandora 1.  So worth the money for unlimited play, no ads, and greater customization.
4.  I also love a mournful yet driving cello.  Looking forward to seeing Honeck conduct Beethoven’s Masterpieces this Sunday at the Pittsburgh Symphony.
5.  Anticipation of Yoga with Nikki tonight at 5:45.  There’s nothing like the promise of a little hot yoga to encourage me through my day.   You should check out Amazing Yoga; slowly changing my life.