Archive | March, 2014

March Update

31 Mar

I feel like the only posts I’m adding these days are about my credit cards, sheesh. But I’m over the halfway mark and still going strong. I was hoping to have these paid off by summer, so I think I’m on track if I can just keep making crazy payments the next few months, even if it kills me! The only thing that stinks is I’m getting ready to book a few trips on AirBnB, so I know that will add another little chunk back onto my total. Sad!

Life lately has been pretty hectic. I’m babysitting more than ever now that the sun is starting to shine on weekends. I finally finished redecorating and organizing my bathroom, which is a project I started in December. My sister also took the last of her furniture out of the spare room, where we’ve been storing it over a year now! Next step is to keep purging  the junk stored in there and set up a game room/office, which is where most of my tax return will be going. I’m excited about that, though I know it’s going to be a pain once it gets started. We’ve also been keeping up with our weekly meal planning, which is helping me stay close to my grocery budget. For the past 2 weeks, we’ve been eating vegetarian and trying to limit the dairy we consume. It would be nice to go vegan for another month, but it’s hard to plan that much for the two of us right now. We’re already feeling better with the types of food we’ve cut out. Our only weakness is Ben & Jerry’s!

I would say so far I’m doing pretty well on 2 of my 4 resolutions! I’m still working on staying positive, which is admittedly getting harder and harder with these LONG weeks. I’m not getting enough R&R which is making me kind of cranky. I’m definitely looking forward to having next Sunday off so we can sleep in and make waffles.


Etsy – Cat Art Has My Heart

10 Mar

I spent the weekend working on the bathroom. I painted it months ago and still haven’t finished putting it back together. I finally got 2 of the 3 shelves hung this weekend and started reorganizing. I hung a clock in the corner, but now I can tell there are a lot of spaces that need a little something special. I want to get this awesome mod font print my friend put on her Etsy, so now I’m trying to figure out another smaller piece of art that will compliment it. It’s amazing how much good cat art there is on Etsy. I can’t make up my mind on what to order!


1) Illustrative Pop Art @MoDmoiselleGaline

2) Lucky Cat Maneki Neko @jessthechen

3) Paula @matouenpeluche

4) Rene Magritte @beckyzimm

5) Betty and Her Black Kitten @matouenpeluche

6) Audrey Hepburn Cat @bobogalerie

7) Cat Art Printable @paperpandaKIDS

8) Chimpanzee @berkleyillulstration

9) Another Trophy for the Mantle @AmyVaknin

10) Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) @WitaPuspitaDesign

11) Frida Kahlo @beckyzimm

February Update

6 Mar

Another month and another progress update! I wasn’t able to make as large of a dent this time around, but next month I’ll have my taxes and a chunk of un-cashed babysitting checks. Whoowhoo! I’m a hair away from having all my balance on one remaining card and it feels great! We’ve been doing meal planning every week and eating out less, so I’m pretty proud of our spending cuts.