Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Sorry Starbucks

It occurred to me the other day that instead of an interior designer, I really should have been an accountant. One of my favorite things to do, besides balance our checkbook, make budgets, and transfer money around is to figure out how much money we have spent on specific for example. Alex and I are a thrifty pair to be sure, but the category we have a really hard time skimping on is coffee & food. We love to eat out and try new restaurants...and during our pre-baby days, we were doing so at least 3-4 times per week. THANK YOU HUDSON for saving us a ton by forcing us to cook at home...we very rarely eat out anymore because, with a baby on board, it's just not convenient! I wish I could say the same for our coffee habit...

hudson's bottle/mummy's bottle

Over the past 4 weeks we've dropped nearly $100.00 at Starbucks...75% of this amount is the fault of yours truly. Since H has arrived it has become a completely out of control addiction for me. At the rate I'm downing iced caramel macchiatos we are throwing away $1200.00 a year on delicious, but unnecessary (I usually order decaf) beverages...not to mention all the waste from plastic cups and straws. $1200.00?! During a recession?!! With me not working?!!! Alex finally had enough when I begged him to stop at Starbucks for a second time during our 2 hour errand running trip and he literally sped to Target so we could finally purchase an espresso maker...sorry Starbucks! I know this money saving tip is a complete no-brainer...but I had to share because not only have we saved $25.00 this week and at least 5 plastic cups...but I have been making the YUMMIEST iced caramel macchiatos ever...right in the comfort of my own kitchen! Brewing up fresh shots in our pjs...yea, we are loving this investment! b


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  2. I love too. And buying Dave his espresso machine was a great investment for our family too!

  3. Yes, I love and can spend way to much time there!!!