What we spent this week | 5 to 11 June 2017

Hello and welcome to our “What we spent this week” blog series.

As the name suggests, we record and report our weekly spending (Monday to Sunday) every week on the blog.

By recording our spending, we hope that we will be able to tell if we are over-spending on some areas and hopefully, we can fix it. We think this will help us feel less guilty about spending on fun things sometimes too. If we know for sure that the last time we ate out was 2 weeks ago, we can eat out this week without feeling bad about it.

And by telling the world how we are spending the money, we will be held accountable for it. Imagine having to tell the world that I (Khin) yet again spent $100 on house plants!

We also believe in talking about money because it is important and not enough people are talking about it. I mean, who doesn’t want to know how others spend their money, right?


Taken on Saturday after visiting the Barossa Farmers’ Market

Monday – $136.5

Grocery shopping at local fruit & veg market. We got olive oil, mandarins, apples, chestnuts, tomatoes, potato, capsicum, brussel sprouts, red onion and broccoli. Mitch got Kitchener bun too.

Grocery shopping at Woolies. Soups for lunches, meats for dinners, light bulb, hand cream, cat food and snacks

Salad dressing jar for making our own dressing
Mitch’s deodorant

Tuesday – $3.50

Flour to make bread

Wednesday – $74.80

Petrol 20 L

Movie – Wonder Woman

Khin’s jeans

Thursday – $19

Garden supplies – liquid fertiliser & gypsum

Friday – $57.50

Grocery again – toilet paper, frozen fish, baked goods, lemon cheesecake, etc

Meat for 3 meals
Turns out the meat chunks are huge and we were able to use them for about 5 meals, yay!

Saturday – $112

Farmers market in Barossa Valley
We also ate breakfast there. We bought vegetables – they were so fresh, but pretty expensive. We took out $80 and we spent it so fast, it was scary.


Sunday – $305

We bought a beautiful heater which looks like a coal fire place.
We could have bought a less good-looking heater for half the price but we wanted to treat ourselves and make the home looks more cosy. Also bought bonsai supplies



Anniversary lunch. We have been together for 8 years now, yay!
We spent the day walking around Tanunda afterwards – it is such a beautiful place.

Ice cream while walking around the town.

Total spending: $708.3


This spending total doesn’t include our mortgage and bills. We have compiled all our mortgage and bill payments in this separate blog post right here.

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