Tuesday, August 22, 2017

starting the semester

I guess this is my official back to school post. Though can you go back to something if you never fully left it? Technically, I had a week off between ending summer semester and starting fall semester this week, but not really.

Friday, August 18, 2017

summer clothing budget

I'm not even sure that budgeting bloggers is a thing anymore as it seems our hostess has abandoned us mid-year. Regardless, I still want to keep sharing my budget purchases here because it's a good form of accountability. 
And I was pleasantly surprised to see that I only made a few strategic purchases this summer that carried me through. Add in the fact that I have a few birthday gift cards and found some amazing sales and I didn't do too badly. All my purchases from July & August are below. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

why I'm taking my vacation days

Dear Fellow Americans, why don't we take our vacation days? Really think about it, when was the last time you took the days owed to you? And if you did, did you feel guilty about it? 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Florida Road Trip

One of the best parts for me about this space is having the chance to reminisce. And I've especially loved being able to look back and relive an entire trip simply by reading through our itinerary, so I want to share one here for all of our big trips. 
Florida Road Trip
After 3 years of putting it on the back burner, the stars aligned and we were finally able to make this trip fit into our schedule and our budget. I'm sharing our exact itinerary here so I don't forget a single detail of this epic adventure through the Sunshine State. 
Florida Road Trip

Monday, August 14, 2017

101 in 1001: Update #2

I haven't checked in with my 101 in 1001 since my February Update and I'm ashamed to say that I've only crossed a few more items off my list since then. Thankfully, it involves some of my more ambitious goals, but I still need to make some headway on all the smaller items soon so this doesn't sneak up on me.
101 in 1001 update

Saturday, August 12, 2017

mischief managed!

mischief managed

Friday, August 11, 2017

a year away, a year back

 I wasn't planning to post anything today, but then I realized that I had too because today is one of those milestone days that shouldn't be overlooked. What's so special about today you ask?