This easily goes along with the last one.What a strike of luck; a class and a budget at the same time!I killed two birds with one stone on that one!
Clearly I’m not going to take a picture of my actual financial situation and broadcast it to the nations.What I will do, is take a crappy phone picture of my beautiful binder.
My binder holds my post it notes, my Quickie Budget, my Monthly Cashflow Plan, and my Allocated Spending Plan.These are forms I will do once a week and once a month; making sure that all of my money is spent on paper before I get it.My binder also carries my coupon papers that I have to go through.Have I told you?I’m couponing now.And DOUBLE couponing at that!
I will never become one of those ladies that proudly shows off 75 boxes of cereal and a stockpile of cleaning supplies that I bought for $32, saving $643 in the process!Why?Because what the h am I gonna do with a bunch of crap I will never, in my entire LIFETIME, be able to use?As for me, I keep it simple.I buy what I will use and use what I buy.This has become a challenge for me and I quite enjoy it.
For those of you following my 52 Things, stay tuned for a post that will probably take place next Wednesday. I'm super excited to be checking off a particular thing next Tuesday. I can't wait!!!
I am just an average Mid-western girl living a life of complex simplicity. New journals, fresh pens/sharpies, a blanket and a big ol’ comfy chair in crisp Autumn air, those are the think that make my heart thump. My hair is usually a mess and I rarely wear makeup. I play in the rain, squeal with glee at the feeling of mud squishing between my toes, and enjoy pretty much anything that takes place outdoors. I’m a woman working in a man’s world. Writing-wise, I'm a member of SCBWI but basically put all my children’s book writing on hold (temporarily) to pursue publishing more to my peer level. I've completed writing 4 books (all of which need major editing before they ever see the light of day!) and dream of being a published author one day. I love the smell of fresh air and clean laundry; cement just after the first drops of rain, and babies. I dress like a tomboy because I like being comfortable, but truth be told I would love more than anything to wear dresses and aprons all the time, like Donna Reed.
The cat who actuallylikes to wear clothes. He is fuzzy and has a huge fluffy tail. He's ornery at certain times and absolutey adorable at other times. He's known for giving kisses, playing fetch, and sitting when asked to do so; usually for treats. Like a job foreman he surveys everything and tends to perch on high shelves at angles where he can see what everyone in the house is up to. He's 13 pounds of man meat and I love him to bits.
Ivy Jane is my rescue kitten. She was part of an entire litter that was abandoned by it's owners and then rescued by a fellow blogger who cared for her until she won her way into my heart an home. Ivy is a chunky monkey with a big round belly and a million things to talk about. She's the one who runs in front of me and trips me on a daily basis, would eat non-stop if I let her, talks incessantly, purrs all the time, cuddles with me when I'm cold (or when just watching tv) and who licks my face to wake me up each morning. Ivy makes it impossible not to be smitten with her.