*I had planned to post this on New Year’s Eve, alas sickness took hold of our home, and instead we are posting it now! The year 2015 has come to a close. What an amazing year! I always love to sit down and reflect on the previous year on New Year’s Eve. There is something so incredibly satisfying to go through a list of questions for me and really think about all the important … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Eve Reflection and Looking Ahead to the New Year
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubMag #CollectiveBias The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always an interesting one for me, food wise. I typically have a ton of leftovers from the holidays, and yet I don’t want to eat them! I think that as I have gotten older, I realize that I need to … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy Right into the New Year!
Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I haven’t yet…usually I am all done by this point, but this year I am getting down to the wire! This year I have been working extra hard to make sure I stay on budget for Christmas. Actually, this is the first year Matt and I have actually sat down and done a budget for Christmas. Usually we decide about what we want to spend, but … [Read more...] about Prepare for a Great Financial New Year!
We are getting so close to Christmas! I can't believe it. I can honestly say that I am not ready yet. I still have shopping to do, still some knitting to do, and wrapping, well I haven't even started that... Here we are in another week of the yarn along though. And, like last week, I have created a video for you - you can find it below. I don't have much to … [Read more...] about knitting and reading
At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would once again strive to read 100 books during the year. I had the same goal in 2014. Can I let you in on a little secret? I have failed with my reading goal for this year. I know that there is absolutely no way I can pull it together in the last couple of weeks of the year to read, oh, I don’t know, 60 books. That’s … [Read more...] about Falling Short on my 2015 Reading Goal
Something amazing happens when you have your first baby. You are changed. There are so many changes, and they come all at once. Many of them are hard changes. At least they were for me! The hardest change for me was time. There are still 168 hours in the week, but the way I used those hours changed dramatically. Gone were lazy Saturday mornings of watching the news and drinking … [Read more...] about balancing the old and new me