- I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
On a different note, I read the post about frugal pantry cooking on the Life as Mom blog. She had a link to USDA's charts on what grocery bills should be. For a family of 6, thrifty method, we should spend about $639.65 per month, give or take. Wow, many months we don't even spend that, when I am really careful, plan ahead, shop the sales. The "liberal" plan was much higher, over $1000/month - I cannot even fathom spending that on groceries, unless we bought lots of snacks, gourmet, etc. Any thoughts? See for yourself http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/FoodPlans/2010/CostofFoodNov10.pdf