Posted in Low Buy

Low Buy October Challenge

I did ok in September financially, but I feel like I can do even better this month. Last month I spent about $430 on groceries, most of that was junk food and not necessities. I made it my goal in October to only spend $300. I also spent way too much on mobile games, almost $30, which isnt so bad as previous years. I would normally spend $50-$70 a MONTH on mobile games. What a waste of money. I once spent $300 on Candy Crush a few years ago. I quit playing after that. My main goal is to be intentional with my spending. Not only do I want to save money, but I also want to declutter and prevent more stuff from coming in my house.

Rules

  1. Limit spending in Target
  2. Limit spending on Amazon
  3. No using credit cards
  4. Limit spending in Walmart
  5. No new clothes
  6. No new soaps or skincare products
  7. No buying junk food from the grocery store
  8. No buying cereal, cookies, or drinks (I have too many at home)
  9. Use up what I have in the pantry and freezer
Posted in Monthly Goals

September 2022 Goals Recap

Not a great month for my goals.

  1. Take my daughter to Adventure City (a small theme park in Anaheim, CA) x It was too hot most of September, so i didn’t do this
  2. Run 30 miles x I ran maybe 6 or 7 miles
  3. $400 grocery budget x I spent about $430
  4. Spend less than $60 on fast food * I spent $58
  5. Read 5 books * I read about 15 books
  6. 250 followers on TikTok x I have close to 160 followers
  7. Post 10 times on TikTok x Didn’t happen
  8. Post 3 YouTube Videos x Didn’t post a single video
  9. Post 5 times on my blog x No, i only posted 3 times
  10. Make $500 with both of my small business Athena Rose and Selena’s Sweets x NOPE. Made less than half of this
Posted in Monthly Goals

October 2022 Goals

My goals for this month are very simple.

  1. Read 5 books
  2. Have 250 followers on TikTok
  3. Have 800 followers on Instagram
  4. Take my daughter to Knott’s Spooky Farm
  5. Run 30 miles
  6. Grocery budget $300
  7. Take my daughter to Universal Studios Hollywood
  8. spend less than $60 on fast food and take out
  9. Walk or run every day
  10. 10 days using phone less than 5.5 hours
  11. 15 days using phone less than 6 hours
Posted in Bucket Lists

Fall 2022 Bucket List Ideas

I don’t have a favorite season, but I do enjoy fall and fall activities! Here’s a list of fall activties you can do with your family, friends, or even by yourself. I tried to include different price ranges and ideas. Not going to lie, it’s a little tough thinking about fall when it’s 100 degrees outside. I live in California and we are currently experiencing a heatwave. It’s been hotter this month so far than it was in August.

  1. Make or buy caramel apples
  2. Go to a theme park, I’ll be visiting Knott’s Berry Farm’s Spooky Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood with my daughter and family
  3. Bake pumpkin cheesecake, bread, or pie
  4. Go apple picking
  5. Visit a pumpkin patch
  6. Go on a hayride
  7. Have a movie night and watch spooky and Halloween movies
  8. Bake an apple pie
  9. Drink a pumpkin spice flavored drink
  10. Try pumpkin spice and other seasonal goodies from Trader Joe’s, Aldi, or Sprouts
  11. Run a race, the weather is perfect for running. I’ll be doing a 5k, 10k, and a half marathon next month
  12. Go trick or treating
  13. Make a fun or spooky Halloween costume
  14. Eat candy corn
  15. Visit a haunted house
  16. Throw a Halloween party
  17. Carve a pumpkin
  18. Bake spooky Halloween cookies and cupcakes
  19. Buy some fall scented candles and soaps
  20. Have a picnic at the park
  21. Tell scary stories
  22. Make a scarecrow
  23. Visit a zoo
  24. Take a nature hike
  25. Go camping
  26. Make soup for the family
  27. Volunteer at a food bank
  28. Donate sweaters and warm clothing you no longer use
  29. Take fall family pictures
  30. Bob for apples
  31. Have a bonfire
  32. Make a pot of chili
  33. Go stargazing
  34. Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
  35. Have a fall scavenger hunt

Here are just a few of my ideas. There are so many more ideas that I didn’t write. Hope this helps everyone plan out their fall!

Posted in Monthly Goals

August 2022 Goals Recap

I only accomplished one goal, failed the rest. very disappointing.

  1. Read 5 books *This one is the easiest goal for me, I usually read 10 books a month
  2. Have 250 followers on TikTok x Not even close, I have around 160 followers
  3. Spend less than $60 on fast food x I spent about $75
  4. Run 5 times x I almost made it. I ran 4 times, about 18 miles
  5. Make $300 with Athena Rose x Didn’t have a single sale
  6. Go to Knott’s Berry Farm at least once x Took my daughter to Knott’s once
  7. Post 10 videos on TikTok x I made about 4 or 5 videos