Making No Promises

I’ve once again failed to publish daily like I originally had planned to for the past several days. Life was to be lived instead of being written about. No more promises here.

This past weekend, we had a delightful time celebrating a friend’s birthday with her family, and a somewhat similar time getting many indoor and outdoor projects wrapped up.

I’ve been on a mission to purge our house of extra items and organize this summer. Summer vacation isn’t here just yet for us, but in a few weeks, we’ll be in the swing of things. I look forward to getting rid of the extra fluff around the house and returning to a level of normal “stuff.”

If I lived alone, I probably would live in a single room, all white space, with navy accents and super simple decor. As a kid, growing up my aunt used to tell me my bedroom looked like a hotel room. I kept the dresser void of items and everything had its place. Amazingly, I was a minimalist before it became a popular word! Then I got married and it went downhill from there.

Just kidding, married life is awesome and I just limit Chris and his pile of mess to one side of the desk in our office. And, well, the garage always needs to be cleaned out and organized. Some things probably will never change.

Unfortunately, my closet has been growing ever so slightly since I’ve given up on being completely uncomfortable in my 8-year-old smaller sized clothing. I have added a few more pieces to my wardrobe and hoping to find a few nicer pairs of shoes as well. By the end of the summer, while I plan to finally get the weight off (and have been committed of late), I will probably purge my smaller clothes anyway for my style has grown up and changed. I’m a mom now, time to embrace it with stylish comfortable clothing.

Nothing else to report here. I’ve been helping others in person get a hold on their finances which feels nice to encourage others to take a frugal path or even just pay attention to the money coming and going.

I love seeing the lightbulbs go off or providing some new ways for people to talk with their spouses about money that encourages teamwork and growing together, not apart. Chris and I may have our differences (especially when it comes to our love vs. hate for social media), but I can say that we’re on a firm footing with our finances, happily rowing in the same direction.

What are your summer plans? We are going on a vacation, plus our Monkey is in a bunch of summer programs this year for the first time. I may have gone overboard, but I think it will be good for him to get out several hours per week to engage with other kiddos.