Why I Love Being Frugal

I started tracking our finances about a year ago, and since then my life has changed drastically for the better.  Before I began budgeting, I thought we were doing pretty well with money.  We were spending money we didn't have, and we were spending lots of it on stuff.  We didn't even realize where all... Continue Reading →

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With the new year (almost) here, I have been reflecting on all of the changes I've made in the past 12 months.  This year has been truly life changing.  I decided to take some much needed advice from my therapist and focus on myself.  From there, great things started to happen.  I lost over 20... Continue Reading →

Preparing to Sell

I mentioned a little while ago that we are thinking about selling our house and moving back to AL.  I have taken some steps to get the ball rolling (met with a realtor, gotten estimates on a few things we need to fix, etc.) and I'm feeling really good about everything as a whole.  I... Continue Reading →

The Heart of the Home

Any time we have people over, they always congregate in the kitchen.  It seems appropriate that the kitchen is where we have spent the most money renovating as well.  Since we are having Thanksgiving at our house this year (for the first time!), I decided to make the kitchen my next room to declutter. I... Continue Reading →

Selling Our House

I have mentioned in the past that we are thinking of moving back to AL.  We have been in our current house for about 2 years, and have done lots of updates to increase the value.  Our current location is in a very desirable neighborhood, which has also increased our home value.  It seems like... Continue Reading →

My Life, Condensed

A while back I posted that I was interested in minimalism and simplifying my life overall.  I have made lots of donations over the past few months, and I am proud to say that I have fit all of my sentimental items into one plastic bin.  This includes yearbooks, my favorite stuffed animals, and handwritten... Continue Reading →

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