How Did I Do On My 2014 Predictions?

How Did I Do On My 2014 Predictions?

back in january of this year, i made predictions instead of resolutions.  i haven't made any yet for 2015, partially because i was so wrong about 2014!  here's what i predicted: i …
Declutter Update (Update #4)

Declutter Update (Update #4)

hutch there's a hutch in our dining room in the apartment.  i don't have dining room furniture, the table belongs to my roommate.  but i do have things in the hutch; it's an eas…
And To All A Good Night

And To All A Good Night

despite everyone around me claiming it doesn't feel like christmas this year, it has, in fact, come and gone.  it may not have been a white christmas (and it was unseasonably warm for …
Happy Kwanzmaskuh Solstice

Happy Kwanzmaskuh Solstice

i feel like buddy the elf but man, 2 days until christmas!  it's santa! i already know what my holiday will consist of.  because it's always pretty quiet.  working a half day on ch…
10 Best // Ways to Avoid People

10 Best // Ways to Avoid People

holy cow it's almost christmas.  i always count down for a long time, but somehow, it seems to sneak up anyway.  whether you're taking some down time before meeting up with family …
10 Best // Things I Learned About in 2014

10 Best // Things I Learned About in 2014

ynab .  short for you need a budget.  it's budgeting software for your computer, and there's also a phone app.  ask my mom - it would have taken nothing short of a miracle for me to …
Declutter Update (Update #3)

Declutter Update (Update #3)

oh yes, i'm still going!  trying to get as much of it done as i can while i still have that 'just started' momentum.  although, to be honest, i picked really easy areas this ti…
10 Best // Random Facts About Me

10 Best // Random Facts About Me

i give up on the capital letters again.  i tried, it's not for me.  it feels like work, and i do enough of that already.  anyway, there's some new readers around here.  i say that …
A Little Whine With My Cheese

A Little Whine With My Cheese

Well it's time for a life update, besides the birthday shenanigans I told you about last week.  A little bit of a relatively unwarranted whine, I'll admit up front.  Feel free to c…
Life Lately - Birthday Month

Life Lately - Birthday Month

1. first, let's start with the best parents in the world.  mine.  got me a new phone!  the silver iphone 6 and yes, i got a ridiculous sparkly cover for it.  i love it.  it's been …
Choose Your Own Adventure - {Link Up}

Choose Your Own Adventure - {Link Up}

did you participate in november's make your own goal challenge?  november's theme was organize .  obviously my favorite month.  how did you do?! general guidelines: 1) if you want, f…
Declutter Update (Update #2)

Declutter Update (Update #2)

still chugging along on my declutter project.  actively avoiding my kitchen, so this month i focused on furniture pieces and the stuff in my mom's attic. furniture not much to get rid o…
November Spending Recap

November Spending Recap

under the rules of my spending frost , i'm going to limit my outings to 2 per month and 2 dinners with john (instead of 4 dinners and untracked/unlimited outings.)  additional outings w…
Posts I'm Never Going to Finish

Posts I'm Never Going to Finish

i'm sure i can't be the only one out there with draft posts just sitting there.  and some of them have been sitting for a good long while.  not that they're bad topics, they…
10 Best // Ways to Avoid People

10 Best // Ways to Avoid People

1. netflix.   i don't even want to admit how close i am to finishing gilmore girls, considering i just started it a month ago...  anyway, next up is finishing the killing and starting t…
Guess. What. Day It Is.

Guess. What. Day It Is.

no, not hump day.  it's my birthday.  30th birthday to be exact. and on 30th birthdays, you don't have to write a real blog post.  thanks for the birthday memories, 20s.  i hope 30…
10 Best // Life Lately

10 Best // Life Lately

1. blackhawks game date night.  with john, his brother eric, and eric's new girlfriend, nikki.  i like nikki, she understands the importance of getting in and out of the bathroom quick…
How You Can Make My Day, Netflix

How You Can Make My Day, Netflix

dearest netflix,  let's discuss some things.  i could write you a love letter, but that would be boring and i'm sure you get plenty of those anyway.  i do love you, heck, you come …
Choose Your Own Challenge Link Up {October Recap}

Choose Your Own Challenge Link Up {October Recap}

it's link up day!  the theme for october was food . my first goal was to limit my food spending , as in eat out of the pantry and not grocery shop beyond that first initial trip.  succes…
Ready to Tackle November

Ready to Tackle November

and so today begins my 10 month spending frost .  (i say today since i assume you're reading this on saturday and not friday night, and if you are reading this on friday night, it's…
My Epically Decluttered Wardrobe (Update #1)

My Epically Decluttered Wardrobe (Update #1)

my 10 month declutter plan has officially begun.  heck not only for me but sunday i'm heading over to my friend's house, to help her make room for her baby coming in february.  for…
10 Steps to Saving on Groceries [Part 2]

10 Steps to Saving on Groceries [Part 2]

you can read part 1 here .  part 2 of saving on groceries: (6) i drink water.  i get free coffee at work.  i'm sure it helps the budget that i hate pop, juice, carbonation, and flavore…