Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sunday dinner


As I mentioned in a previous post, for the month of January we are doing a spending freeze on unnecessary purchases. Upon deciding this we also agreed that date nights at restaurants for the month of January would also be eliminated. We even went a step further and also decided that we wouldn’t drink any alcohol for the month of January to help assist with our no spend January. It’s not difficult to notice that a bottle of wine here and there does eventually add up but if I’m to be honest, I don’t think this is something we’d continue during our no spend months because there’s nothing like a nice glass of wine on the weekends.

Sunday dinners for the month of January have felt like date nights and it has actually been really nice. Granted we don’t go the extra step by dressing up for dinner but to be honest, what’s better than being able to eat a delicious home cooked meal while dressed in your favorite, old and rather ratty tee-shirt? Not much, right?

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This particular Sunday dinner we talked about how much we have enjoyed keeping track of where our dollars are going, we talked about the fact that it was two years from when I was hospitalized and how life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Sunday dinners have set time aside for us to talk about the last week, what we thought we did great and to also reflect on what we thought we could do better. It has been such a great addition to our everyday lives and we hope to continue it for years to come.


I hope you all have a wonderful week! ♥


  1. I love how special Sunday dinners have become for you. It's nice to go out but I have to agree, there is nothing like enjoying a good meal at home wearing whatever you like. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  2. So glad you are finding the joy in that spending freeze life. Delicious dinner and ratty clothes at home together sounds AMAZING!!!

  3. I love that you've taken your spending freeze and made it into something really special! And you have all my respect for taking alcohol out of the equation this month, too. I hope on February 1 you have a big glass of your favorite wine!

  4. what did you make? Looks yum :-) Happy new year.

  5. That looks delicious! Good job on your no spend January and date nights at home. I need to do more of those, I realized the other week I spent over 100 dollars on dining out, because I went out like 4 times with various friends. Like girl you're done.

    BTW thank you for sending me your meal idea list on a comment reply! I am planning on incorporating some into my upcoming dinners. <3

  6. Hi Sandie! I made cheesy pasta Bolognese with ground turkey. It really is delicious! Happy New Year :)


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