hi, sweet friends! today i thought i'd share some thoughts on a recent addition to our summer budget.
if you've followed along, you know that luke & i implement an adapted dave ramsey budget. we have done this since we were engaged & we are grateful for the discipline this practice has taught us.
this summer we decided to add a "summer fun" category to our budget. oftentimes during the summer months, we take advantage of the beautiful weather & a freer schedule with weekend outings & adventures.
this summer we wanted to make sure we had the freedom to say yes to those fun opportunities while also continuing to live within our means. we decided to implement a "summer fun" budget category & it has made such a difference!
we set aside $60 each month to spend on extras including picnic lunches, fun pool toys, movie theater tickets with our sweet nephew, camper supplies, canoe & boat rentals, farmers' market treats & more.
it has been such a gift to plan for these little outings without later worrying what budget category we'll pull from to cover the unplanned expense. it's also allowed us to be more intentional about taking advantage of the beautiful summer months!
do you set aside money within your budget for summer months?
i'd love to read your thoughts on how you manage extra summer expenses within your family!
wishing you all a lovely start to your week & a bit of (budgeted) summer fun!