August 2014 Budget Roundup = $227,956.49 or a decrease of $4837.75 or -2.08%
MORE FROM ME…
Please do go and check out these posts. I worked hard on them and I want them to get some eyeballs.. 🙂
My favourite ones are the style ones of course:
- 3 pieces of clothing you should consider spending more money on
- New Graduate Staples: Wardrobe Must-Haves for Women
- New Graduate Staples: Wardrobe Must-Haves for Men
..but I wrote other ones too:
- How to know if you are financially ready to buy a home
- 5 ways to save on grocery shopping
- How to nail that job interview
- Work Desk Essentials
- 3 things I wish someone had told me about college
OMG. GAME OF THRONES!!!
I am on Season 3 right now. My favourite episode by far is Episode 4 of Season 3, near the end where Danerys trades a dragon for the Unsullied army and then turns around to give it all to them.
I keep watching it over and over again. Emilia Clarke is a FANTASTIC actress.. and Danerys is obviously my favourite character.
“YOU HAD A BABY!”
.. So Asian Pear (congratulate her on reaching the $100K mark!) shared this video of Emily Blunt on her new baby (Hazel), and the first part where she had an interaction with Nurse Mabel, is exactly what happened to me.
Watch the video first (the first 2 minutes) then keep reading:
OK, so when I had Baby Bun and was recovering, the pediatrician came in to check on him and make sure he wasn’t jaundiced and growing well.
Him: Wow. Your newborn baby is really really cute.
Me: Oh thank you. But every baby is cute, I’m sure.
Him: Nope. No they’re not. Not all newborns are cute. They’re pretty ugly. Yours is cute, and I don’t say that to everyone.
Honestly, Baby Bun really is cute.
I’d say if he wasn’t because I’m pretty honest about these things.
I was ready for him to come out looking like some wrinkled baby monkey and he was a little wrinkly but he had a full head of hair and was very cute.
The thing is that looks aren’t everything.
I’d rather him be hard working, funny with a great personality, smart, kind and generous than simply good-looking, so that’s why I am not too hung up on whether he is cute or not but I’ll take the compliments when I hear them.
WHAT I ATE
Had some Australian / New Zealand pies and while I liked it, it wasn’t something I said: OMG I HAVE TO EAT THAT AGAIN
Quite honestly, I can make this at home on my own with some frozen puff pastry.
This nori vegan wrap on the other hand, was to die for. OMG.
Aux Vivres for the win!
I will of course, attempt to replicate this as well.
It had julienned carrots, beets, quinoa instead of rice (nutty and delicious!!), sprouts and red cabbage in a roll with some tempeh for the “chicken”.. although you could have put tofu in there and it would have still been delicious.
The sauce was “dragon sauce” and it’s sunflower oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt, cane sugar and water. SO. SOOOO GOOD. I want to replicate this sauce and pour it on everything. It made the meal so hearty and satisfying. I ate 4 rolls and felt full.
(Then I nommed down some macarons as a dessert because … I could.)
I couldn’t believe I preferred a vegan nori roll to a meat pie.
INCOME = $103.94
EXPENSES = $3783.72
TOP 5 CATEGORIES OF SPENDING
SAVED: ON CLOTHING
Interestingly enough I got a lot of things on sale.
SPENT: A LOT OF MONEY ON BRACES
Invisalign is a great investment but ..DAMN it is expensive.
SPLURGED: ON EATING OUT
And eating out I did! So many macarons and pastries… OMG.
NET WORTH: $227,956.49 or a decrease of $4837.75 or -2.08%
For the past 12 months it has looked like this. A nice ride up only to plummet this month! Alas!!!
The stock market has not been in my favour lately. *sigh*
In July I got $558.78 and reinvested it.
MY 5 FAVOURITE POSTS FROM THIS MONTH:
- Is a mortgage a form of savings?
- Should there only be one breadwinner in the family?
- “But Mom, I’m a BOY”
- Do I have to spend $200 per item now?
BEST BLOG FEATURES FROM THIS MONTH:
- FU liked my post on whether or not a mortgage was savings.
- PK liked my post on whether or not there should be only one breadwinner as well as my guest post and not giving your kids money, and so did Leslie.
- I guest posted over at Fit & Poor: 5 Luxuries I couldn’t do without
- NZ Muse liked my post on ETFs
Can’t wait to get back to work. I am actually getting excited about ironing my work clothes too.
Oh.. the chance to use my brain again. Thank goodness.