Thrifty Weekender / 03

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What are you up to this weekend? Since season 2 of Orange is the New Black just came out of Netflix we’ve been binge-watching the shows after the baby goes to sleep and we’ve been loving every minute of it! Have you gotten into the series? I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in Piper’s shoes with the past coming to haunt her like that. After the first season came out I hunted down the real NY Times article that Piper’s fiancé Larry wrote (I felt pretty cool when I found it;), and here it is if you’re interested: Modern Love: A Life to Live, This Side of the Bars.

Right now it’s dark and rainy out, and there is thunder booming in the distance. It’s the perfect weather to catch up on writing and napping… I’ll start with the catching up on blogging part and then, if I’m lucky, I might be able to do the napping part. I’ve also been doing The Minimalist Challenge everyday and I am shocked at how much junk I’ve been accumulating that I haven’t been using. My SELL and DONATE bins are filling up so fast! I’m going to have to start putting things in trash bags since I’m running out of room in the bins. It feels so good to clear stuff out! Have you been participating? How has it been going for you?

Let’s go ahead and get right into the Thrifty Weekender…

  • Have you ever been a part of a group interview? I’ve never heard about such a thing until I read that post. (At the birthing center we were part of a few group appointments, the idea of those felt a little strange at first, but it turns out they really weren’t weird at all… mainly since nothing personal was shared with the group.)
  • Absolutely love this idea that fosters fresh, local produce; more health, less waste, and stronger communities. That’s a big order but YardHarvest is making it happen.
  • A cute, free way to track your kiddo’s development and interests throughout the years. (I appreciate the idea but I’m not totally convinced that I would want to have 18 sheets of loose paper hanging around for that long ready to clutter up my house and get lost. What about you, into it or not?)
  • This is a post from a few years ago but they pretty much nailed it calling out these doomed industries. Do you agree?
  •  Aaron and I didn’t combine money for the first year or so that we were married, and I know of a few couples that still don’t combine their finances even after being partnered for quite awhile. How to live together and keep your money separate.

Hope what’s left of your weekend is great! xo, Anna


in Just For Fun, Thrifty Weekender
All Things…

all things are difficult before they are easy

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

You hang in there. Getting out of debt and changing your life is possible. Please remember that when things are tough.


in Motivation
Minimalist Challenge Update / 01

minimalist challenge

Yesterday, I wrote about how I’m undertaking The Minimalist Challenge for the month of June. Here is an update for ya:

Day 1, Get rid of 1 thing:

  • SELL – Old Dell Laptop. It’s been sitting in my closest for far too long and everytime I see it I think, “I need to do something with that thing.” Maybe I can sell it to a family that wants something for their kid to learn to type on? It feels good to finally be taking some action to get that thing out of my life. Just by deciding to take some action I’m starting to feel lighter.

minimalist challenge

Day 2, Get rid of 2 things:

  • SELL – These 2 rugs. They are cute and work fine with one of those grippy, rubber things under them but they don’t feel like the safest things to be on your floors when you’re carrying around a baby and they gather up under your feet. It’s time to let these bad boys spread some wings and fly far, far away from here! Buh-bye.


Do you think you’re going to do the challenge too? What would you get rid of first?

Also! On Twitter, @sathlondonshona, told me that there is a hashtag #minsgame where you can follow along with everyone else who is doing the challenge. So fun!


in De-Clutter, Do Without, Minimalism, Simple Living, Things To Do
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