No Spend August day 22

Since the last “no spend month” update I’ve completed Elizabeth’s quilt which I plan to do a post for in the days coming, I have sold the daybed and two dressers, and continued the pre-move clean up around the house.

I’m hoping within the next week to prime over the painted wall in our guest bedroom, get started on baby #2’s quilt, and to continue working toward emptying the pantry and not purchasing a lot of food.

At the beginning of the month I had expected to build a big wish list of all these things I would want to buy during this month but in all reality I haven’t really wanted anything badly enough to add to a list.  Luckily things that I’ve been craving are foods so I’ve been allowed to get them even with keeping the grocery list short, sweet, and cheap.  Instead of this wish list of things to purchase I’ve been creating a wish list of things to accomplish for September which so far include stripping and re-staining our dining table which we’ve intended on doing since we purchased it last November and repainting our buffet.  The reason I would like to get those two jobs completed is because while we’re in this house we can cordon off our dining room whereas whatever house we move into next will have a more open floor plan so we’d have to move the pieces to the garage to really work on them.

We’re also hoping to make a trip to IKEA sometime in September which we are both so excited for.  Who doesn’t love IKEA?!  The nearest IKEAs are in Charlotte, NC and in Woodbridge, VA so we’ll be going to the Woodbridge one and staying with his parents, two birds one stone! 🙂  I’m hoping to make a post after visiting about the best items under $50 from IKEA so keep your eye out for that.

What would you recommend most to purchase from IKEA?  There are a couple furniture pieces we have in mind and a handful of smaller and cheaper items to help keep the home more organized.

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Author: Katrina

My name is Katrina and I’m married to the love of my life, William, who is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Together we have the most precious little girls, Elizabeth Lorraine and Alodia Claire. I'm so glad you're here!

2 thoughts on “No Spend August day 22”

  1. I love the premise of your post – no spend. I love to save money but I’d struggle with this. Love Ikea too (for the first 2 hours). Is it baby stuff you’re buying? The high chairs are meant to be good. I also like the cheap £5 side tables. Great for small kiddie tables too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! This month has not been nearly as successful as I’d hoped it would be, but we are doing much better than our average month, so I can’t complain. Our Ikea trip will be mainly normal-household items. I haven’t tried their high chairs but I have always thought they were the cutest, out of desperation to keep my linen dining chairs clean (we’re currently using a space saver high chair) I might just have to get a couple!

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