I’m starting another round of Project: Food Budget.
This will also be the shortest of the projects, lasting 12 weeks total or 3 months.
So, why am I doing this again (particularly when I said was done with it)?
I’ve noticed that even while I’m trying to be intentional with how I feed my family (menu planning like crazy), I have stopped being so intentional around my spending. I simply buy what I want, and then feel a good amount of remorse when I see how much I’ve spent for the month.
I also want to get a feel for what it means to feed an extra mouth each week, and whether that is truly impacting our food budget or just a convenient excuse for my new spending habits.
The project will be kicking off one week from today—on June 1st—with the first official budgeting post starting on June 2nd.
If this is something that you struggle with too, or have always been curious to track your spending on food (eating out, groceries, etc.) this is a great project to get involved with.
And with the shorter time frame, it’s not ridiculously cumbersome or an intense time commitment.
It’s also just enough time to make connections, see patterns, and begin to build new habits in spending and planning.
How it works:
- Choose a weekly food budget for yourself (and your family). You can keep it to grocery spending only, or include eating out in your budget. Some people have even included all household items like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. What you include is up to you, just make sure to spell out what you’re tracking.
- Write at least one blog post per week about your efforts. You can include your weekly menu, what you plan to spend each week, how many people you are feeding, and even how much each particular meal costs.
- Publish your post every Tuesday. Make sure to place the graphic on the top of each post, as well as including a link to Project: Food Budget and the list of participating blogs.
- Share it everywhere! When sharing on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), please use the hashtag #pfb2015 so that we can find each other!
Make it official:
If this sounds like fun (seriously, it is super fun) and like something you’d like to participate in for the summer, fill out the form below. I’ll send you weekly email reminders and fun little prompts to keep you on track.