Friday, April 23, 2010


I've decided I'm putting myself on a spending freeze. I have spent SO much money this year- on clothes, make-up, random stuff from Target, etc... it's gotten a little out of hand, so I've decided that I'm absolutely not purchasing anything for myself until July. That's 3 months. I'll decide then if I want to extend it.

I've also decided that I'm starting a hardwood floor fund. My dream is to someday have a home full of beautiful hardwood floors. It's one of the first things I'd like to do once we move into a new home, and I'd love to be able to completely (or mostly) pay with cash. If the home already had them, the money could go toward something else! I love these:
source: houzz

Lately when Cameron gets "hurt" or bonks his big head (which is um, all the time), we have been kissing the spot to "make it feel better" in attempt to avoid a meltdown. Cameron has definitely caught on to the attention and will sometimes bonk his head (lightly) on something on purpose to receive kisses. I LOVE IT! hee!

I have complained for many years now about our washer and dryer set being so small- that I can't wash a king size comforter in it (I always take it to the laundromat) or wash more than 2 pairs of Jon's jeans and a few shirts at one time in it. Though the set is about 15 years old, it still works, so I suppose there wasn't really a need for a newer set. Well, all my complaining really paid off (ha!) because my husband said we could look for a new set if we sold our current set on craigslist. I'm so happy! Soon, I'll be able to get all of our laundry done in about 3 loads as opposed to 6 or 7! This doesn't really count toward my spending freeze, does it?

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Andrea said...

It will be super hard, but hang in there! The hardwood floors will be so worth it! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Andrea

I am hosting a giveaway at my blog this week if you are interested =)

Kathy said...

how much for the washer and dryer? and can that include delivery? shoot me a text. Mark needs some for his/my new house!

Also, I know what you mean about target, it's impossible not to spend at least $40 every time I walk in that place.

Tamara said...

Girl, I envy you. I put myself on a spending freeze for ONLY APRIL and I'm dying to shop. You can do it, and you'll be amazed at what you've saved when it's said and done! Good luck!

BTW, I've read your blog forever via google reader and finally became a follower, yay!

Tori and Chad said...

Oh, girl, I had a washer and dryer JUST like that at our old duty station back in Colorado. We got the extra large ones here in Virginia and it has absolutely changed my life!!! As silly as it sounds, but I do so many less loads of laundry now.

I'm Molly said...

I am a hardwood floors girl too. So I know how you feel. The first thing we did when we moved into our home was rip the carpet up and refinish the original hardwood floors. They were such a mess before but the after was BEAUTIFUL!


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