Friday, July 1, 2011

July Goals in Life



- 2 days a week do bootcamp at the Y, EA sports or run other days - Working on getting some bootcamp classes with my friend going, and we're running too

- Zak library days once every couple weeks--He's in the summer reading program so we are doing well :)
- Meme's house once a week for dinners--HAVE to invite her over!!
- start a book--Look!! I have a list!
Vanishing Acts
The Next thing on my List
The Last Kiss
The Choice
The Holocaust Diaries 
My horizontal life Been too busy again this month!!
- date nights/family nights 1 day a week--Sat/Sun--Been very hard recently!
Make Money
- inbox dollars: $21.35 (with 33 unread emails, sheesh!)
- coupons: not this month
- expo tv: Current balance: 15369(Goal: 60000) -- same
- hit 4 pay: Current balance: $13---I think i'm giving up on this one, its too slow.
- beeZag: Current balance: 930 1333 (goal 8000)
- ATM: This month we made: $25

- ipads and macbook- will pay off by next year this time. 12 mo no interest. -$215 I pay every month with Adams help
- Pay off credit card every 2 weeks--Doing well here too.

- Clean out closets (Jan,March,June,Sept)--I did the WHOLE house declutter!
- Randi clean once a month-- havent used her recently
- We need to sell our house.- Just being patient
- Fix little things, paint touch ups etc - All done, just chilling out now

2011 budget

all year savings
- $500/mo wedding (from PNC acct)
- Zaks $25/mo in savings and budget for camp ($115/week for 10 weeks i believe) (from charles schwab acct)
- House funds and Emergency fund $100 in each/mo (was $265/mo for both accounts, but i'm decreasing it next year) (from Charles Schwab acct)
- Roth $416/mo (from Charles Schwab acct)--decreasing to $216/mo and other $200 will go to savings for a down payment
= $13,692 + $1,150 for camp = $1236/mo then bills. ($441 transferred to Charles Schwab account from PNC acct then $200 into savings at pnc)

Working an extra 12 hr shift a pay until the wedding so we can pay it!
then: $50/wk groceries
         $50/mo gas
         $60/mo cleaning lady
         $72/mo electric
         $790/mo mortgage
         $182/mo in car gas
         $20/mo life insurance
         $40/mo entertainment (people over, going out etc)
         $30/mo pharmacy 
         $20/mo fast food (we are no longer buying out coffee)
         $110/mo gifts
         $215/mo macbook ipads
         any auto repairs i'll pull from savings
         $180/mo cell phone and home internet
         $100/mo house stuff/decor etc

=$3205 total 

This is tight, but so far so good.

- Clinical ladder--Got my check :)
- Work wed/thurs sat/sun--This has been hard
- hopefully get a Nurse Facilitator Job!--Got some overtime the last few weeks too!

Here's a big list of meals I created, i'll cross them off as we eat them :)

All in one pasta

Chicken Cacciatore

Slow cooker Beef stew

Awesome slow cooker meatballs

Slow cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow cooker Ravioli Casserole (crowd size)

Favorite Meatloaf

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloafs

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Slow cooker beef strogonoff

Slow cooker white chicken chili

Pumpkin Lasagna

Shepherds pie

Layered Fiesta Casserole

Cream Chicken Bacon Penne

Spaghetti Bolgonese

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese soup

Slow cooker cream cheese chicken

Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Swiss Veggie Casserole

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken and Brocoli Alfredo

Chicken and rice divan

Chicken Primavera with Pasta

Overnight oatmeal

Bistro Chicken

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Italian Marinated Chicken

Unstuffed Peppers

Taco Salad Bowls

Skillet Chicken and Vegetable Parmesan

Skillet Garlic Chicken

Hearty Italian Chicken Chowder

Foil pack Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Tasty 2 step Chicken

Slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Mozzerella Stuffed Meatloaf

Chicken Broccoli and Mushroom Bake
Healified Fettichini Alfredo

Three bean turkey Chili

Chicken Penne Florentine Bake

Grilled Turkey Club

Chuckwagon Chili Mac

bbq roasted chicken with parmesan potatoes

Favorite grilled chicken caesar salad

We're on the 3 month countdown now!!
this is what we have done so far:
Davids Bridal: $2.16 (swatches), $77.09 for bra under my dress
The Knot: $88.39, $132.62 gifts and our cake cutter and flutes
China: $232 dress, $60.35 (Tiara)
Pat Catans: $15.83 (sand stuff, which I guess we don’t need, but we do need candles which ill get)
Church: $75 (precana)
Walmart: $21 (flower basket, ring bearer pillow)
Jelwelry: $707.85
Cake Topper: $22.96
Tux: $20 (they made me put down a deposit)
Honeymoon: $1261.98 (resort), $378.60, $378.60 (airfares)
Invites- $233.25
Hotel for us: $143.10
bubbles for ceremony- $37.13
license to wed: July 10- $44
Tip for Church- $50
save the dates: $145
my shoes: $20
Cake- $300 -paid
= $4521.91

We still have tentively:
Italian American Club (our reception)- $7000
A Crystal Clear Sound and video (our photographer, videographer, and DJ)- $2550
Liquor- $500 --paid
Florist - $117.42 + ceremony décor and boutonnières and cortèges 29.42, 8.20
Rehearsal Dinner- thinking around $250
buy candles for unity candle.

Things to do this month:

Finish the song list for the
buy a bag of candy for reception for kids
dress fitting—june 20
hair and makeup test
manicure and pedicure day before
make placecards for reception
pack for honeymoon and arrange zachary
overnight bags for wedding night

-make thank you sign
buy candy for reception
pack for honeymoon & overnight bag after wedding
hair and makeup test
manicure and pedicure
-print off ceremony booklets and readings
-call pat catans and confirm flowers (august)
-call limo company and confirm
-call calas for catering

Zachary Adoption: we have to get the ball rolling here in July

Master List of July things to accomplish
    • Gotta get to the gym 3 times a week.
    • Dinner with Meme on whatever days we can!
    • Family nights Sat/Sun
    • Get our house up on the market
    • expo tv every monday/friday
    • send out invites
    • finish song list
    • Call charles schwab on my IRA
    • Pay CC 7/14 and 7/28, transfer $$ 7/14 (OT) then 7/28 (OT and for savings and wedding)

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