November 2017 Debrief


  •  # Buy nothing days : 17
  • # times used S’mores Maker (aiming for 6 uses in 2017): 0
  • # times ate out/purchased take out: 12
  • # activities with loved ones: 6 (I’ve gotten bad at tracking this)
  • $ saved at Costco: $50
  • % over or under budget: 18% over budget


  • Christmas shopping is complete!


  • Paid for Bunny’s vet bills through the Life Happens line
  • Went overboard at a special vendor sale and overspent by ~$200


This month was supposed to be my way to get my spending back under control. I’m slowly. The areas I went overboard were on groceries, fashion (shoes), gas for a conference, and eating out.

My eating out was added to by almost daily trips to a coffee shop. That habit needs to stop!


I was doing quite well until the last week when I seem to have lost all reason and spent everything.

December is always a time of extras: more groceries, last minute dinner invitations, more going out.

5 thoughts on “November 2017 Debrief

  1. Ugh, yes! I was doing so great at the start of November as well – then the last week hit and it was like “oh, here’s all this money that I manage to scrimp and save, let’s go shopping!” I have GOT to get my act together!! I’m terrified of this holiday season. LOL!

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