Category Archives: Marriage

KonMari and Dave Ramsey

This year I have to just clean out one cabinet in the kitchen, one shelf in the basement storage area and go through our board games and card games. I just cleaned out my sewing area. I have two sewing machines for sale. I condensed my sewing items so much that I actually have some more storage boxes that are empty. I loaded up my truck the other day and brought a lot of photo frames and other items to donate. We have two Blu-Ray players for sale and 2 Apple TV’s also! Once I go through our cabinet, I’m sure there will be other things for donation or for sale.

Since we’re at the end of the road with KonMari, we decided to start on the Total Money Makeover with Dave Ramsey for 2017.

2017 is a NO spend year. Unless it’s absolutely necessary for work or groceries/household items, it will not be purchased. We went through our budget and we couldn’t account for quite a bit of money going out of our bank account.

Hubby has a business wardrobe that needs some things replenished throughout the year. I literally am set for clothes. Even after giving away items, I still have enough to last all year without buying anything.

Cash is our friend. We’re at the beginning of the stages, BS1 is underway though!

We have a car being paid off in a couple of months and hopefully we’ll have a tax refund to get BS1 complete!

Our goal for this year isn’t that difficult. Since I’m the one that usually goes shopping for the house and food, I just have to stick to the list and stay away from buying things that aren’t necessary. Amazon and Target seem to be the easy places to stay away from. We do have subscribe and save through Amazon, which is something that I recently edited to only necessary items per month. We are letting our BJ’s club membership expire and I’ll look at Costco later this month. I feel that BJ’s is limited with certain things. I’ll see if Costco meets our needs for bulk items. But honestly we use Amazon for most bulk things each month. It just seemed like a of time, gas and money to get to BJ’s each month. My usual amount spent could be directed to something else, like a bill or savings.

I’ll check in next month with an update!



I really need to post here more often!

I had a really busy summer. Hubby and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary! I took two trips, one with family to visit family and one on my own to visit a friend and to see family.

Now that school is back in session, I’m busier than ever. I hope your summer was awesome as well!


Things going on

Wow, I haven’t posted in a while!

Things going on here: I’m down 10 pounds! The little flower started soccer and today was her first game. She did awesome! My jewelry will be showcased at a local boutique starting next month for a few weeks! Swimming lessons are going well for the little flower…she’s finally in the pool! Hubby and I celebrated our 29th anniversary last month, seems like we’re doing more and more things together if that’s possible. School starts in a few days, this summer actually went pretty quickly now that I look back on it!




Today is one of the days I look forward to all year. Today is my anniversary. We met playing video games, we wore astronaut suits on our first date, got engaged the first day of Spring and married 7 months and 15 days after our first date.

So much has happened in 29 years. So, so much.

We have 2 amazing daughters. We have one amazing grand-daughter.

We’ve been separated more times that I care to count, due to the military. I was always waiting for him on the pier, except for the first deployment as I wasn’t in the area.

We have built a life together and made so many memories. We’ve moved, packed, unpacked, sold things, bought things, renovated, built, demolished, installed, thrown away things.

We’ve been there for each other NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED. No matter what happened we were always there to hold each other, listened and talked.

We still hold hands when we walk and we have been caught more than once, kissing in the kitchen!

My sailor, my hubby, my best friend.

I’m in love with you!