IN THE MORNING: WHERE DOES MY MONIES GO

SO in college you will be spending a lot of money

My recommendation, if your parents cannot afford to give you a monthly allowance is to get a job

Get A Job

Now I know balancing school and all these other aspects of life is hard but it is also very necessary

I wanted to make this post just to show you guys whether your new to college, passing by or want to compare where most of my monies goes to

Per paycheck I get around 200 or so every two weeks

First and probably where most of money goes to is food

YES FOOD because while I do live on campus the food here is crappy and I live in a kitchen dorm so I do not require a meal plan

Usually I would say within a month I spend around $200-300 on food which seems like a lot because it is.

This includes about $100-150 on groceries because eating healthy is a bit more expensive and usually this will last me 2 weeks or so

Then the rest is spent on outside food when I do not have time to cook and my tremendous amounts of runs to Starbucks

Even with my runs to Starbucks I still spend less money then I would if I had a meal plan

If you have an option to get rid of your meal plan and are willing to put the time in making your food DO IT! If it’ll ultimately cost you less

Thennnn everything else is pretty much spent on makeup or leggings(I buy lots of leggings usually from forever or H&m) this probably will only be once a month or once every two months

I know its sad but I just don’t have the money to shop

I also spend about 10 bucks or so on cleaning supplies (my suite-mates and I split cleaning supplies)

And then there is the unexpected spending like very soon I will have to get a new computer charger because mine is holding on to its dear life and my camera on my computer is messed up

Now every month or so there is also a birthday and with that comes gifts I tend to spend 20-40 dollars on the person depending

I also had to buy some school items that cost me about 20 dollars

SO yea that is all tell me your experiences with money, how you splurge and what you spend most on

Thanks for coming by!

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IN THE MORNING: MINI FOOD HAUL/SNACKS

HELLOOO and Good Morning!

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I recently went on a mini food shopping to get some snacks and other items I needed. All these are near and dear to my heart and I honestly wish I would of bought more but Oh well! All these products are vegan/vegetarian!!

One of these products was sent out to me as sample which I am very grateful for because it is one of my favorite teas. Also I just want you guys to know that I am 100% honest about all my products whether it be from my own purchase or samples.

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So since I am on this topic these are the Traditional Medicinals teas. They are bomb and I’ve been buying these teas for quick a while (usually will get them at Whole Foods or Stop and Shop). Again these were sent out to me as sample but none the less my love for them is equal. I’ve been drinking one of these everyday especially since I had a bad cold. Its definitely helped relieve my sinuses up. My go-tos right now are nettle leaf, tulsi with ginger and turmeric. However, I love all of them these are just my favs for now. My roommates have also been taking my teas and they are in love with the mountain tea and roasted dandelion roots.

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Nowwwww these are my snacks YAYYYYY I will already tell you I have gone through the whole bag of plantain chips and snickerdoodles. Sorry not sorry. All these items are from Trader Joes including the fruit sauce crushers and the social snack crackers. I love these so much I discovered the Fruit sauce crushers when I bought some from my brother and the proceeded to eat them all. They like different flavored apple sauce but in a pouch.

The plantain chips taste like plantain chips that is all. The snickerdoodles have a perfect amount of cinnamon however these are very soft so if your not into that texture don’t buy it! The Social Snack Crackers are to die for they remind me of the keeber club crackers but almost healthier LOL they might not be but lets pretend.

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I’ll be honest with you like always I haven’t tried this out yet mostly because my salad gone bad BUT when I get some salad I’ll try it out and let you know!! Also I know the Just Mayo is good so this should be just as good.

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GIRLLLLLLLL I have been craving ramen for so long! And being sick made me want soup even more! But with school and work I didn’t want to make soup from scratch so I bought some. I got these from Whole Foods and they are the Dr. McDougalls Ramen.Lets just say they’re so good I have to restock!

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Last Snack/Dessert Item more like a treat for me is these DF Mavens Key Lime Ice Cream I tried it out in Whole Foods and instantly fell in love. Guilty I’m like half way through the container.

WELP that is all I hope you enjoyed and if you want to see more of these comment below because I honestly enjoy this LOL.

Have a great day!!

IN THE MORNING:Food Haul

Food Haul College Edition YAYYYY

So recently I’ve been going on a vegan/vegetarian transition so the haul that you will see is pretty healthy

All the stuff is vegan (yass) and all I went to was trader joes and whole foods. These are just option for you if your struggling to get some food and do not know whats more accessible and whats convenient

I am currently a senior now YAYYY so I have 3 years of experiences buy food for college and I am all about buying convenient but also very tasty food

So on the door of my fridge I got some Lemons, soy cheese, kiwis, cold press the watermelon one cashew butter some Theraflu and so daiya ranch. Everything besides the theraflu and the ranch sauce are from trader joes. The ranch is actually from whole foods and the theraflu I got it in Rite aid.

Inside my fridge on the bottom I have two bags of mixed greens one its like mango and greens.The second shelf I have mushrooms, ketchup, tofu and sweet chili sauce. All of this is from Trader Joes. The BBQ sauce is from whole foods. The top shelf I have all the way in the back butter that I got in whole foods. Then I got some apples and 100% multigrain bread from Trader Joes.

Now moving along to the fridge I jus have some microwaveable pad thai, breakfast patties and sweet potatoes frites yay all from Trader Joes and all so good.

On the tops of my fridge I haveeee Nutritional yeast, potatoes, garlic, pineapples, tangerines, jasmine rice, almond breeze milk and chocolate almond breeze milk all of these I got from trader joess. Oh and some aloe veraa that I got from my local market.

And LAST I got some avocado oil and everything bagels from Costco, I recommend this because avocado oil is expensive. Some old fashion oats, small potatoes, DECAF green tea, smoked paprika, onion salt and chile lime spices all from Trader Joes. I got the tabasco sauce and Himalayan salt from Walmart.

SOoo all this can last you for about two weeks, this one was a bit longer with more things because I just got back to school so I needed condiments and spice etc…

Like I said most of these foods are healthy and can last you. None of the cooking would take you more then 30 minutes and you’ll be satisfy. If you would like me to show you what I eat in a day or how I make this last for two week let me know!

I’ll do a whole other blog on snack because that is near and dear to my heart. Adioss πŸ™‚

 

IN THE NIGHT:Stress Eating

Five semi healthy snacks alternatives for the days you want to eat the world:

  1. Kale Chips instead of Lays or any salty chips
  2. Trader Joes “Joe Joe’s” Vanilla instead of OreosΒ 
  3. Altoids mints instead of gumΒ 
  4. Boom Chicka Pop sweet and salty instead of any popcorn or chipΒ 
  5. Dark chocolate instead of any other chocolate

And if your feeling extra healthy eat a fruit or veggie or drink tons of tea/water

Currently I’m doing most if not all of these

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IN THE AFTERNOON: Broke

Six realities of being BROKE:

  1. All your spending goes into bills or food or clothesΒ 
  2. Your friends think your anti-social but in reality your just brokeΒ 
  3. You go out everyday with a certain amount of cash because thats all you haveΒ 
  4. Your friends sometimes pay for your meal (and your very thankful NOTED)
  5. You have about 20+ tabs and dozen of carts open waiting to be bought but just there in case you have some extra cash and want to splurge.
  6. You wear the same three items of clothing not because they’re your favorite but, because you can’t afford anything elseΒ