Apr 1, 2014

Life Lately

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is enjoying this spring weather (finally!) I've been all over the place the past few days, so I'm going to lay everything out here. 

First, I watched Gravity on Saturday afternoon when the snowstorm of late March hit. Has anyone seen this? I have mixed emotions about it. . . at first I felt it was OK, but the more I keep thinking about it, I feel like the story was terrible. I don't know - maybe I just need to watch it again.

Sunday I went to this little guy's birthday party. Of course I lavished him with Superman gifts, and I was so delighted he loved them. Turning two is a big deal! 

My friend went all out, which was a feat in itself since she is 3 weeks from her due date of the second child, and has a 2 year old running around. Everything was so cute, and yes, that cupcake was awesome!

I rounded off the rest of the day Sunday with lots of errands (always fun), and did all of my food prep for the week yesterday after work. 

No, the dog treats weren't part of the meal prep.

I'm participating in Jana's Little House Book Club. I have great memories of reading these books as a child, and am very excited to read them again. I already started with Little House in the Big Woods. I'm actually able to remember how I felt the first time I read the book. Of course I have read them tens of times, but it's amazing how the written word can invoke such a strong memory. I will be doing the official linkup with my review on April 30th! 

I'm also participating the April Wallet Watch with Steph and Marla. This is awesome, because it's not an entire freeze, and you can make your own rules. I'm hoping this will really help me out with tightening the budget this month. 

Life According to Steph

My rules are as follows:
  1. My wallet watch will last from April 1 - April 30.
  2. Eat out of the pantry/freezer. Weekly trips for essentials are allowed (eggs, milk, etc.) but otherwise no grocery spending.
  3. No purchases other than budgeted. This means no "cute owl vase" I see at Target, no new clothes, shoes, nail polish etc. 
  4. No meals out during the week. This means I MUST eat my packed lunch.

Are you joining in on the April Wallet Watch? What else are you up to this spring? I will have a full list of my spring goals tomorrow so be sure to stop back! 


  1. I'm going to post my April Wallet Watch tomorrow or sometime this week. Eating out is a big deal for me. I usually only allow myself to eat out once a week. Usually on Mondays because I don't feel like packing lunch. I could probably eat out of the pantry but I usually do so well with coupons that grocery shopping isn't a big spending problem for me.

    Haven't seen Gravity yet but I feel like I won't like it. Reminds me of Castaway with Tom Hanks but in space and I thought that was a weird movie

  2. I went to the Gap today to return four items. I left with a newly purchased tank top. That's getting marked down as a violation.

    I'm so excited about the Little House book club.

    Great job on food prep!

    I have no desire to see Gravity at all.

  3. yes, i'm going to do the april wallet watch and forcing my husband to do it too. today he wanted to buy a wireless keyboard but i kiboshed that shit because i'm like, we can't! we have to do the wallet watch! and he was so confused hahahaha

    Vodka and Soda

  4. i'm going to do the wallet watch too. even though i'm still deciding on my goals ha. I just need to work on being more careful with my spending overall! and I still haven't seen gravity. I've heard mixed things.

  5. I *should* do the april wallet watch... is it too late?!

    also what a cute bday party!! and good for you on the food prep- I'm bad about that. Haven't seen Gravity- my students did not recommend it.