October. Already? If you set goals at the beginning of the year you’ve officially got three months left to meet them. And if you’re like me you’ve come to the realization that you’re just not going to hit some of those. You live and you learn though, right? This year I only set a few […]
You earn the average of your five closest friends. You ARE the average of your five closest friends. I’ve read those statements so many times in so many different places. Truth be told, those words have always angered me. They sounded so extremely superficial – something I try very hard not to be. In the […]
Do you remember the trailer that started it all for me? It burned this week. While the actual structure is still standing the entire inside is gutted. Thankfully nobody was home when it happened but my brother did lose everything he owned plus his beloved dog, who was more like a child for him. Everyone […]
In the past three years I’ve lived in a spare bedroom at my Dad’s house, a 900 sq. ft. trailer I bought, with Jamie in a little brick ranch, and around three months ago we bought our “forever” house nestled in the woods. The house is way bigger than anything I’ve ever lived in. We […]
My email inbox is sitting in the hundreds right now. I saw many emails in there from blog friends (thank you!) so I thought it’d be good to do a little update. While I had planned to just take Tuesday and Wednesday off due to last week’s surgery I actually ended up taking an entire […]
This week has been one of the busiest weeks work-wise that I’ve had in a long time. I’m transitioning out of one of my freelance roles so I’ve spent the week trying to get all of my loose ends tied up. On top of that I have a small surgery next week so I’m trying […]
So, my goals are once again moving a little ahead of pace. We bought a house! Honestly this wasn’t how I envisioned we would be buying a house but it was a thought out decision that has been in the works since February! I wish I could say it was a smooth process but, it […]
Ready for some random today? I’ve never done a random ten things about me post and thought it was time I joined the bandwagon. If you want to get to know me a little better here are ten things you might not have known. (And yes these are SUPER random.)
Do you ever find yourself wondering If I just had one more hour in the day, I’d be able to do XYZ? Maybe you need more time to get work done. Maybe you want to sleep. Maybe you want to spend more time with your family. Whatever the case, I’m sure we’ve all pondered the […]
Trying to get this house ready for sale has become way more time consuming than I thought. So, unfortunately, I still don’t have it ready. Instead of those house pics today I found a post in my drafts I had written a couple weeks ago. I’m hoping I have the house post ready by Monday […]
Yep, it’s true. I got married! Don’t worry, I wasn’t keeping a big wedding plan from you. It went more like this – we’ve been seeing each for two years —> I don’t think it gets any better than this —> let’s just make it official. And so we went and bought a marriage license […]
Last winter this was the middle of the main road! I have cabin fever. I noticed this slight feeling of depression creeping in about a week and a half ago. My grouchy mood started getting worse each day. I started to think maybe I was working too much. I’ve put in some serious hours over […]
Are you ready for 2015 – it’s only a day away! Even though I set regular goals each and every month I couldn’t help but map out a few things I really want to tackle in 2015. Here’s what made it on my list.
Good morning. I hope you had an amazing Christmas! Our past week and a half was pretty crazy and included us three girls getting sick, once again. (New goal: work on improving my immune system.) Let’s rewind to about a week and a half ago……….
I started writing a post “10 Things I’ve Learned this Year” and I knew that this lesson was the first on my list. And as I sat to type it all out, no other lesson I’ve learned can even compare to this one………..
ca0aaec2a60f417989b4f1bc11deac4acef95a2d290d6a3faf HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The girls and I went trick or treating last night. They had planned on being a cop (Kailyn) and a fairy (Ava) and then decided to visit their dress up boxes for last minute wardrobe changes. We ended up with a Sofia and an Elsa!
The month is more than half way over. Even though I set goals that were important to me, it seems I’m only getting about half of them done. Which is kind of a bummer. I started digging deep, wondering why some of the goals I set were easy to attain while others were a real […]
At the beginning of the year I made a goal to practice random acts of kindness all year long. (I even bought some wall art that I found on clearance at Menards with the “Practice Random Acts of Kindness” saying on it!) But I have pretty much failed. Really, I hardly ever think of that […]
Mastering your money and using it as a tool to maximize your happiness is completely possible. In fact, there’s one technique that I’ve been trying to ingrain in my life for the past five years. It all started the first day I took Kailyn to the babysitter. The thought of leaving her at all, let […]
So I didn’t make my spending and goals post last week because it was the 4th of July. And last week was a busy week. So now here’s edition number two of my long rambling post 😉 A sneak peek into our lives.