Month 1 of the new budget is in the books. We survived it! I had a few slip ups here and there but all and all it was a very GOOD thing for us. With the left overs in the envelopes and my little slip ups we came out even which is what we were trying to accomplish so it WORKED!!! We have already created this months budget and I went and got the first round of cash today, so month 2 bring it on.
Let me put this little side note out there though. Shopping solely with cash is NOT easy. It takes me twice as long in most stores because I really think through every purchase, which yes is the point, but makes it so much more difficult. I have really struggled making purchases and have really tried to stick to the needs and little on the wants. I still see all the cute clothes but I also see that they are full price so I decide to wait until I can get them on sale. I know in time this will all get easier but right now its a challenge to say the least.