2019 Debt-Free Goals

January 11, 2019 youtube

Welcome to the New Year! One week down and fifty-one more to go! 😁 This year, the goal is to not spend any money on take-out food. Toward the end of summer last year, I started ordering from Panera and on occasion dinner from Outback. Due to the time of year, Joe’s pay increased and so it made it easier for us to spend money on takeout. I’m guessing, for the two of us, we spent at least $200 aRead More

Explaining My Daughter’s DNA Report

January 9, 2019 youtube

Felicita took the 23andme DNA test and the results were surprising! I’m so excited!!! I think I say those three words a total of four times throughout this video and for that, I’m not sorry. Because I’M SO EXCITED! I honestly didn’t think there would be any surprises because both sides of my family have all been really close with each of my parents throughout my childhood. So I thought we knew everything there was to know. The surprising resultsRead More

Getting Rid of Books

December 31, 2018 minimalism, youtube

WE SHALL NOT BE ASKED WHAT WE HAVE READ,BUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE… — THOMAS E KEMPIS I did it! I finally conquered the one item that I’ve struggled to get rid of… books! And if you really want to downsize your collection, I know you can do it too! I had been influenced by someone else’s words. They convinced me that an at-home library was necessary for everyone. So it took me a long time to break away fromRead More

My Minimalist Christmas 2018

December 26, 2018 youtube

Merry Christmas everyone!!! We had a really fun but peaceful Christmas this year. We decided to celebrate with just us. Just “us” is dad, mom, our children and grandchild. We usually either drive for over an hour to visit with family or have extended relatives visit here with us. And although not intended, both really cause me a lot of stress. So much so that I find it difficult to enjoy Christmas. So last year I made the suggestion toRead More

Minimal Christmas Decor Tour

December 16, 2018 minimalism, youtube

Our yearly tradition is to put up and decorate our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Since we’re going to be listing the house in early spring, we’ll be taking the tree down much earlier than usual so we thought we would put it up much earlier than usual. 😊 The reason we usually wait until Christmas Eve is because we celebrate Advent which is the four weeks before Christmas. So while everyone is celebrating Christmas from around Thanksgiving day untilRead More