around here

October 13, 2015

  Hello hello! We’ve been staying busy, and here are a few things that we’ve been up to: Got a new car (last photo). David’s truck was past the point of saving so we bit the bullet and went to Carmax and came home with a 2014 Mazda5. He is letting me drive it, so I’m trying not to think about the car payment and just enjoying having a new car. I do really love it, even if it is approaching minivan territory. Started weekly Financial Peace University classes (Dave Ramsey). Bad timing to take on new debt but since there was no other option we are just focusing on making progress from here on out! My work is still…
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week in the life 2015 : tuesday in the album

October 5, 2015

My Week in the Life album is coming together one day at a time. Here is what Tuesday looked like: For this day I used the 3×8 insert to include more photos, mostly of what I ate and then of the kids at my in-laws’ house in the evening. Just simple. I had fun coordinating colors. The left side of this page was all about taking the kids to daycare and dropping them off. The right side was about me getting settled in at home for my day off. I thought the “there is no place like home” card was perfect because I absolutely LOVE being home. It’s my happy place. And this day I got to be there all…
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link roundup / 34

October 2, 2015

>Sigh…I would love to get Ali Edwards’ December Daily kit, especially after watching this video. I do plan to make a holiday mini album, but it’s probably going to be pretty simple. Maybe a 4×4 album like last year. (above photo by Ali Edwards) >I really like this customizable autumn bucket list printable. >I’m following along with this 31-day “kinda crunchy” challenge for natural, frugal living. It’s not too late to sign up! >I first heard this story on the Popcast (one of my favorite podcasts) and I laughed so hard I cried. Read it. >WOW did this post resonate with me, about how you know if your family is complete. I have all the emotions! >For all of you who work outside the home, what’s…
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what i learned in september

September 30, 2015

Today I’m linking up with Emily Freeman to share the random things I learned over the past month. It’s been fun to write down these tidbits and I think I’ll keep it up! Car inspection info I had to get my car inspected this month, but it needed some work done first. So I learned that they won’t pass you if the “check engine” light is on, and you can’t have a spare tire on. I also always forget that you have to show proof of insurance to pass inspection, and I didn’t have a hard copy. But I learned that they will accept a digital copy if you just look it up on your phone and show them. So…
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what i read : august & september 2015

September 29, 2015

I combined the last two months for this post because I only read one book in August! Because of different book clubs and library holds I ended up reading several books at a time that month so I didn’t get through very many. And I still only made it through three in September, but anyway, here’s what I read the past two months! The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje – This had been on my to-read list since it first came out in 2011 and I heard an interview with the author, so I was very happy when our book club chose it. The author is best known for writing The English Patient which was turned into an Academy Award…
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