December 8

An Outfit I’ve Worn Recently- Post #4

Hey everyone,

I’m going to share with you an outfit I’ve worn recently.

It was for a Wednesday night church service.

Some of my followers on Instagram liked the shoes.

Here are the pieces of clothing I wore:

  • Merona shirt (I bought it at Target for $20 4 years ago)

  • American Eagle sweater (I bought it at American Eagle for $20 4 years ago)

  • Covington khaki pants (I bought them at Sears for $20 3 years ago)

  • Brix loafers (I bought them on Ebay for $27)

Here are all of the pieces together:

Here is how I looked in the clothing:

The outfit cost me $87 (there were a few pieces that have been in my closet for a long time).

Please let me know what you think (or what I could do better).

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

December 7

What I Wore To Church On Sunday- 12/3/17

Hey everyone,

I’m showing you what I wore to church on Sunday.

I went casual again because there was a big dinner at church I had to help out with.

Here are the pieces of clothing I wore:

  • White Stafford Dress Shirt (I got it for $11 at JcPenney- will be mentioned in a post next week)

  • Hugo Boss tie (I got it for free from my grandpa one Christmas)

  • Merona zip cardigan (I bought it for around $20 at Target 4 years ago).

  • Seersucker red/pink pants (I got them for $2 at a thrift store)

  • Brix loafers (Paid $27 for them on Ebay)

Here are all of the pieces together:

Here is how I looked in the clothing:

The outfit cost me around $60.

Please let me know what you think (or what I could do better).

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

December 6

Why I Celebrate Christmas

Hey everyone,

As we all know, the Christmas season is here.

Parties; family get-togethers; shopping and wrapping gifts; busy stores; cooking and baking; cleaning; eating; Christmas shows, movies, and specials on TV; decorating the house; special events going on at church; Christmas music playing everywhere; caroling; traveling; giving and helping needy families.

As you have noticed, a lot is going on this time of year.

It made me realize something.

Why am I celebrating a holiday that is stressful and chaotic?

To me, I do it to honor the birth of Jesus.

He is the one that God sent from Heaven to live a sinless life to die on the cross and rise on the third day, so that I can have eternal life with God.

Jesus paid for my sins (that I could not do on my own).

I celebrate Christmas to appreciate what Jesus has done in my life and thank God for his birth.

It’s not about presents, get-togethers, and decorations.

This time is meant to honor what God and Jesus did for me.

I didn’t deserve to have eternal life with God.

But God, thought me worthy of it through his son Jesus.

I have to remember that throughout the season or I won’t be appreciative of this holiday.

Please let me know what you think about Christmas.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

December 5

My Grocery Haul For December

Hey everyone,

I started running out of food in my house and it was beginning of the month.

So this weekend, I decided to go grocery shopping (so I wasn’t tempted to eat junk food and eat out more than I should).

Below are pictures of what I’ve got:

I budgeted for $100 and spent $84.

Here are some deals I got:

  • 5 pound bag of apples for $3
  • $2.34 for a big tub of yogurt
  • Box of bran flakes for $2
  • 99 cent jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 16 ounce bags of frozen vegetables for $1 each

Here are some meals I plan on making this month:

  • Chicken fajita burritoes
  • Ramen noodle bowls with soy sauce and veggies
  • Homemade chili macaroni

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

December 4

How I Did On My Budget in November

Hey everyone,

As we all know, November ended last week.

So now, it’s time to share with you how I did on my budget in November.

I worked on this over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here’s a link to the budget I created:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/144VntwkB1WOnv251stVQPdJyFCzVfDEi98CcA4gaRTQ/edit?usp=sharing

Here’s how I did on the income:

  • I earned what I budgeted ($1732).

Here are my expense wins for the month:

  • I spent $68 less than expected on car expenses ($132 vs. $200).
  • I spent $54 less than expected on my cat ($6 vs. $54).
  • I spent $47 less than expected on personal expenses ($103 vs. $150).

Here is where I can do better on my budget:

  • Even though I was $13 below expected on utilities, I have to do a better job in that category.
  • I have to find better deals when eating out and grocery shopping.
  • I have to be more careful when spending money on household needs.

The only pitfall in my budget was…

  • That I had to take $110 out of my going back to college fund to cover the health insurance expenses I had to pay for January 2018. But it’s better than taking it out of my $1,000 emergency fund.

Overall, I did okay on my budget.

There are places I can improve on.

But, I’ve learned to become more responsible with money and be better prepared for upcoming emergencies through doing a budget.

Here’s what I have in my sinking funds I created:

  • $75 in Utilities
  • $208 in Car Expenses
  • $114 in Pet Expenses
  • $290 in the Back to College Fund
  • $87 in Car Insurance

Please let me know what you think and how I can do better on my budget.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

November 30

What I Wore To Church On Sunday

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all having a great week.

I wanted to share with you what I wore to church on Sunday.

Here we go.

Below are the pieces of clothing I wore:

  • Joseph & Feiss Sport coat/Blazer (I bought it a thrift store for $3.)

  • Jos A Bank Dress Shirt (I had it in my closet for 3 years. It cost me around $30 originally.)

  • Devon & Jones Sweater Vest (I wore it in a previous post- See link at bottom of post. It cost me $2).

  • Dockers Khakis (I bought them at a thrift store for $2.)

  • Roca Wear Penny Loafers (I bought them at Roses for $15).

Here’s how I looked in the clothing:

 

Here’s all the pictures of the clothing:

It cost me $51 (It was more expensive than usual but I had a dress shirt I’ve not worn in 3 years).

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Nice Day

Millennial Buddy

Here’s the link to a previous post I wore the vest in:

What I Wore To Church On Sunday 11/12/17

 

November 29

What I Wore To Thanksgiving

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share with you all what I wore to Thanksgiving.

I had over 50 likes on Instagram when I posted me wearing the clothes.

Here are the clothes I wore:

  • Jeffrey Banks Sport coat (I bought it for $4 at a thrift store. I wore it in a previous post. See link below.)

  • Stafford Dress Shirt (I originally bought it for $25 at JcPenney. It’s been in my closet for 3 years.)

  • Jack Nicklaus Sweater (I bought it for $5 at a thrift store.)

  • George Dress Pants (I bought them for $2 at a thrift store.)

  • George Loafers (I bought them for $25 at Walmart.)

Here’s how I looked in the outfit:

Here are all the pieces of clothing I wore:

It cost me $61 total (It’s more than normal, but there is a dress shirt I didn’t wear for 3 years).

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

Here’s a post that I wore the sportcoat in:

What I Wore To Church On Sunday 11/19/17

November 28

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share with you a recipe I made for Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s not healthy, but I figured they would be a good recipe to have next time you have a get together to attend (especially over Christmas).

Here’s the ingredients I used:

  • 16 ounce box of macaroni noodles
  • Cheese sauce
  • 16 ounce bag of shredded cheese
  • Microwaveable pasta boiler (If you want to boil a pot of water that’s fine)
  • Crockpot
  • Serving spoon

Here’s how I cooked the food:

I opened the box of noodles and put them in the microwaveable pasta boiler.

I filled the container up to the proper water line (so I had the right amount of water in there).

I put the container with water and noodles in the microwave for 27 minutes. (I didn’t put the lid on there).

I put the lid on the container and drained the water out of the pasta.

 

Once the noodles were cooked, I put them in the crockpot and added cheese sauce.

I added the bag of cheese to the mixture.

I mixed it all together.

I set the crockpot on low for 2 hours (I checked it periodically).

Here’s how it looked:

This is a great dish to take for get togethers.

Please let me know what you think of this dish and how it turned out for you (if you tried it).

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

 

 

November 27

Why I’ve Chosen To Stay Single

Hey everyone,

A lot of people in my family (and some friends of mine) have been wondering why I’m 28 and still single.

I was reading 1 Corinthians this past week.

In chapter 7, it discusses about being married and single.

Verse 35 says that my choice on being married or single should depend on which relationship status I would be more effective with in serving God.

I have decided that I would be more effective with serving God by staying single.

It’s contrary to what most people my are doing or want to do.

Why I would be better staying single?

  • Less distractions- I would have more time to communicate with God and serve Him than I would if I was married.
  • More opportunities to serve- I would be able to serve in more ministries than I would have if I was married with kids.
  • I’m not ready for commitment right now- I need to grow more in the Lord before getting into a relationship with someone.

Please let me know your opinions on this.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 22

An Outfit I’ve Worn Recently Post #2

Hey everyone,

I’m going to keep on sharing outfits I’ve not worn on Sundays at Church (to give you all ideas on what to wear).

The outfit I’m sharing with you all today I wore at church Wednesday night.

I decided to go with a Ralph Lauren theme.

Here are the pieces I wore:

-Ralph Lauren Sweater (I bought for $5 at a thrift store 5 years ago)

-Ralph Lauren Shirt (I bought it for $4 at a thrift store)

-Haggar Dress Pants (I wore these in a previous post. Scroll down to bottom of post for link.)

-Izod penny loafers (I bought for $15 on Ebay)

Here is how I look in the clothing:

Here are all the pieces:

It cost me $44. It seems high again but I’ve worn the pants in a previous post.

Check the link out for that post: https://www.millennialbuddy.com/2017/11/16/what-i-wore-to-church-on-sunday-11-12-17/

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Nice Weekend,

Millennial Buddy