As I've sent some extra snowflakes to the Adoption fund recently, it's grown quickly! Today I got an email from CapitalOne360 (formerly ING Direct) to congratulate me on my savings progress:
We're getting there...
Snowflakes this past month were from Amazon sales, from rolling over a small final balance when I closed the Grad School fund, and from budgeting based on minimum income (for example, using the numbers from working full-time during a pay period with 10 workdays, then multiplying by two) and sending anything extra (if the pay period in question had 12 workdays, then that's 2 "extra" days' worth of pay) to savings.
Although there are slow weeks and months, it can really add up! See examples of others' progress this week at Mom's Plans.