Somehow it’s already March! At the beginning of February we introduced a giveaway challenge. So now it’s time to ask, How did you fare? Were you able to cut down on one category of your budget this month? Johnny and I focused on getting our electric bill down from $63 in January to $50 in February. And I’m very proud to say that our bill was $50.80 at the end of this month! We were more conscious about turning off lights if we weren’t in a room, and we also quit leaving the TV on and muted when we weren’t actually watching it. I used to be especially guilty of that during the day. So leave a comment and let us know how you did. We’ll announce the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card on Monday!
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Tune of the Week
Splurge of the Week
Two 32-packs of Diet Coke from Costco – Even 8 weeks into parenthood, we’re still suffering from sleep deprivation. We decided to make certain our house would never be without caffeine reinforcements. 🙂
Our Freaking Baby’s 2-Month Photo
This little girl is getting her 2-month shots on Monday, so wish us luck!
- Is tipping getting out of control? Erika at Newlyweds on a Budget discusses how tips seem to be expected for just about everything these days.
- Yahoo’s recent decision to no longer allow telecommuting has caused quite a stir. Roo from NiceGirlNotes shares her thoughts and how she’s making work from home work for her.
- And for a good reminder of how awesome some human beings can be, this video should warm your spirits.
Here’s to hoping we can all catch up on chores and zzz’s. Have a freaking productive weekend.