||[Jun. 25th, 2004|04:05 pm]
I haven't been doing the best with my budget lately. I spend far too much on food; I eat out most of the time because there's no kitchen where I live. I'm staying with my mom and stepdad who are doing construction on their house. There literally is almost no way to make food here.
Besides that, I went to a going-out-of-business sale at Kmart. I got some useful things there, and a few makeup items that weren't necessary at all. I spent $18 because everything was 40-80% off. That included: nail polish, powder (really silly because I hardly ever use it), light bulbs, hair dye, tampons, kool-aide and a greeting card.
My good news is that I finally mended my clothes that have been needing it. I fixed two shirts, a skirt, and a pair of pants for my friend. Later today I plan on finishing with another pair of my friend's pants, a skirt of mine, and two pairs of my pants that are going to become skirts for summer. They will be courderoy skirts in blue/grey and black. I think I'm going to try and think of interesting ways to decorate them. I've been seeing lots of neat skirts at stores, so maybe I'll try to make my own version of something I like.
Fixing clothes is helpful for my budget because it gives me more to wear without spending anything. More to wear = less urge to buy new clothes.