Money, Monthly Budget Breakdown

The August Budget Breakdown

August 1, 2015
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Welcome back to the budget breakdown here at True Good and Beautiful!

We’re still on the road…

Yes there have been many adventures but we are ready to be home. Only a couple more weeks until you start hearing from us regularly once again!

Until then, lets get down to some budgeting.

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. No uploading of photos this month, due to being on the road.

So, what expenses might you expect in the month of August:

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Catholicism

Why I Wanted To Hate #Edel But Couldn’t

July 26, 2015
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The Edel Gathering for Catholic women was July 10-11th in Charleston, SC.

That means this blog post is a bit late to the party. It’s alright to judge me a little. 😉

So who in their right mind would want to hate a conference of Catholic women?

Bitter, jealous, and infertile little old me from one year ago.

I’d heard about the first Edel Gathering and saw all the gushing blog posts that followed. last year. It seemed like in order to attend you needed to have a cool mom blog and tons of kids to blog about.

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The July Budget Breakdown

July 1, 2015
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Welcome back to the budget breakdown here at True Good and Beautiful!

I apologize for being more or less absent this past month but we’ve been on the road adventuring. We’ll be home in about another month so if you hear from us before then, awesome. If not? Don’t worry, we’ll be back.

This post is only happening because I simply couldn’t leave all you avid budgeters hanging!

Let’s dive back into some good ole budget accountability and fun!

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. No uploading of photos this month, due to being on the road.

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Money, Monthly Budget Breakdown

The June Budget Breakdown

May 26, 2015
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Welcome back to the budget breakdown here at True Good and Beautiful!

I know, these are your favorite posts, right? 😉

Let’s dive back into some good ole budget accountability and fun!

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. Then we have a photo link up portion where YOU can upload a photo of your budget committee meeting for the month!

So, what expenses might you expect in the month of June: Continue Reading…

Intentional Living, Mission

My Prayer Life As A Mother

May 18, 2015
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Let’s just go ahead and sum up my prayer life as a mom in one photo.

Yup.

It’s been blown to smithereens.

There are days that I am alright with that fact and other days I grown impatient with it.

All in all I know it’s NORMAL and for some amount of time it’s appropriate.

But Josie is nearing 6 months now…and believe it or not, I am getting a hang of this thing called motherhood. I sometimes know what my day will look like, as opposed to being clueless as to what this tiny creature would do the next minute let alone hour.

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Money

The May Budget Breakdown

April 29, 2015
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Howdy.

Here we are again. Time for some good ole budget accountability and fun!

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. Then we have a photo link up portion where YOU can upload a photo of your budget committee meeting for the month!

So, what expenses might you expect in the month of May?

  • Mother’s Day (I can’t believe we FINALLY get to budget for this!!!) :)
    • Brunch
    • Flowers
    • Gifts
    • Crafts
    • Etc.
    Cinco de Mayo Party Spring Cleaning Supplies
    • Mop, Broom, Vacuum
    • Organizational boxes
    • Filing Cabinet
    • Birthday gifts
    • Wedding gifts
    • Graduation gifts
    • Summer travel
      • Extra gas money
      • Flights
      • Rental car
      • Hotels
      Memorial Day
      • Party with friends
      • Grilling supplies
      • Wreath’s for graves of Veterans
      Animal expenses
      • Flea/Tick medications for animals you plan to take out into the woods/hikes
      Summer supplies
      • Bathing suits
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      Entertainment
      • Entry fees for fun races (Rugged Maniac)
      • Blockbuster movies (Avengers)
      Yard supplies
      • Gasoline for mower
      • Landscaping
      Utilities increase
      • Air conditioning
      • Fans
      Summer Recreation
      • Hiking Supplies
      • Camping Supplies
      • Swimming pool pass
      • State Parks pass

      Again, these are some expenses we’ve found ourselves budgeting for this month, so they might be applicable to you or not. Some of these expenses are best budgeted for as a sinking fund...like vacations or gifts. About this time of the year we have to book a lot of travel for the summer months and it’s helpful if several months of flight expenses don’t hit all at once in the same month.

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