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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Hubby's on board!

So I talked to my husband last night & he is totally on board for the 30 day challenge! We will start August 1st. I am excited!! :) My son starts school on July 28th, so it will be just the girls and I during the days of August....we can easily and FREELY spend those days at the Aquatic Center water park or the neighborhood pool or the Library or the spray ground.... lots to do!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero | The Ground Rules {Day One}

Lately I feel like I am drowning. Never enough money, nothing to show for our money. We work hard, make a decent living, do not live extravagantly but yet we always feel BROKE! Something has to give. I am ready to make a change. Give up the expensive Matilda Jane that I love to occasionally buy for my girls and I. Give up those impulse buys, those $4 Starbucks coffees, those {frequent} meals eaten out. Eventually, when our contract is up, we may even give up cable. I may put my gym membership on hold after the summer (my kids love the water park there and its a good deal for the summer!!) Baby Steps. There has to be a better way! I started couponing a few months ago & have quite the stock pile in both my pantry and deep freezer. Not to mention in my bathroom closet. I am excited to continue to utilize coupons as a way to save money & still live well. So, with that said.... I did some searching & came across this awesome blog. It's from about a year ago, but I am starting this on August 1st. I need to discuss this with the husband tonight, but really, it won't be too hard for him, aside from the eating out part of it! :)

31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero | The Ground Rules {Day One}

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer 2014..... Myrtle Beach! 6/4-6/8/14

Coal is 5 mos now!

45 lbs

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Meet Coal!

I know that most people will call me crazy... but we adopted a 4th dog this past Monday. What can I say?! I have a soft spot in my heart for the furry critters! Coal was given his awesome name by my awesome 8 year old son Peyton. It is so very appropriate! Coal is a dark black Lab. He is pure lab, his mom & dad are Yellow labs. Reese, Nestle & Gizmo are doing amazingly well with the new addition! The only one who seems to occasionally mind the crazy puppy antics is Gizmo. He cannot see that well, and his longer Shih Tzu fur is very tempting for Coal to grab and pull on sometimes! He was born 1/8/14, so he is 8 weeks old & weighs 10 lbs! Can't wait to watch him grow! :)

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