I hope the end of the school year has been going well for all those in high school or college! Today was the last day of finals, so now I’m done!
Shailyn and I are subleasing an apartment over the summer so we don’t have to commute to work. Also, it’s just easier to live on our own now that we have Coach with us. Coach was a little frazzled during the move, and whenever we would leave to bring more of our stuff in, he’d try to squeeze out the door with us.
Everything has calmed down a bit now. Now we’ve just been unpacking and getting the apartment to feel like home.
One thing that is great about not living in the dorms anymore is the fact that we have a kitchen and can cook our own food. Don’t get me wrong, the dining hall is convenient, but homemade food is just so much better.
Next academic year, even though we’ll be living in the dorms, we’ll have a kitchen since we’re living in an apartment style room. And it will just be the two of us, no roommates! We’ve moved into the realm of having our own place now, and we’re not going back!
This is what our kitchen looks like in our summer apartment:
In order to be able to make our own food, we had to make our first grocery trip for the new apartment.
It went pretty smoothly! We made a list and we stuck to it, which is the key of a successful frugal shopping trip. We went to Target because I had coupons and Cartwheel had a lot of savings on things we needed to buy. In the future if some things are cheaper at different places, I’m totally willing to shop at multiple places. It just worked out that Target had the best deals.
We bought staples like flour and sugar to get us started. We’ll have to get things like baking soda and baking powder on our next trip, though, because we had a limited budget.
Shailyn made us some gluten free pasta that we had with some pasta sauce with ground turkey. It was really good, and I’m glad to get to eat homemade food again. I’m also glad that both of us are pretty decent at cooking!
We also scored at the bakery outlet near us for bread and similar foods. We got bagels, English muffins, muffin mix, bread, and a bag of mini donuts for under $10!
I really like shopping for groceries! I also really like meal planning. Next week we’ll plan out our meals so we can shop specifically for the things we need rather than making things out of what we choose to buy.
Also, I just want to give a heads up about why I haven’t been posting very often.
I’ve been very busy with moving, of course, but I also haven’t found much motivation lately until now. Shailyn gave me a bit of a self esteem boost, telling me how much she liked my blog and how much she thought I should keep posting.
She helped give me the motivation to continue, and since then I’ve found it within myself. I didn’t complete all of my April goals, but it’s okay! I’m going to read more and post more this month!
Until next time, pals!