I'm really excited to start this challenge, and not just to save money for Liam's birthday party in May. I think that going one month without spending money on dining out, excessive trips to the grocery store for non-essential food *ice cream, chips, alcohol, etc.*, entertainment, and things like that will help us realize what we really need vs. what we think we need. Nate and I put money into a savings plan monthly, which is good, but we need to reign in our spending and be a little more frugal. I'm not saying by any means that it's going to be easy. I'm going to miss my Dunkin Donuts iced coffee like crazy. You don't even know. However, I really feel like this will be good for us in the long run.
As we progress through the month I'll post updates on how we're doing. With a little bit of support and a lot of will power (I still love you, Dunkin Donuts coffee! Mama will be back eventually!!) I think we can rock this challenge!