- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Since Darling Husband returned to school and my work contract recently ended, our earning potential isn’t as high before. To counteract this, Darling Husband and I have been trimming our monthly budget where we can. At first it was really hard, but now we’ve discovered some pretty fun things while on a budget:
- We didn’t realize how many things there are to do in Houston for cheap or even free. So far we’ve been to tons of free concerts, gallery showings, and museums. It seems we go out as much as we did before and at the fraction of the cost.
- Since we don’t eat out as much, we spend more time together in the kitchen cooking and it’s been way healthier since we control what we put in! I also discovered this lovely invention known as the crockpot. Amazing!
- Since my apt complex has a gym in it, we try to work out more to compensate for things to do during the down time. So far with the healthier eating, I’ve lost 5 pounds, and Darling Husband has dropped 12.
- I don’t have the best relationship with my mom but since I started calling her asking about recipes (she fed 8 kids and a husband on a budget for years), I think it’s allowing us to build a better bond with one another.
So Bees share your fun budget discovering stories. It can help keep all of us motivated!