• Happy Weekend!

    Ahhh, sweet Friday. What a happy day of the week! I have been very excited for this day to arrive—not only for the relaxing weekend ahead, but the premiere of the final Harry Pottery is tonight! J and I have successfully watched the previous seven movies in the last seven days, and it has made

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  • My Procrastination To Do List

    The other evening I was feeling a little bit stressed, but could not pinpoint the reason why. The dishes were done, the apartment was in order, my work for the day was complete, and my to do list was looking lovely with each items crossed off. And then it dawned on me: I have been

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  • Homemade Peach Ice Cream

      One reason I love summer is because no one judges you for eating ice cream. It’s expected, almost required to have at least one cold, refreshing ice cream cone during the hot summer days. (Sadly, people do judge if you have ice cream in the winter, but of course that doesn’t stop me.) Since

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up

    1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on groceries. We are trying to be cautious with our spending this month since we had to buy J a new car unexpectedly. 2. Today I am thankful for being healthy. It is amazing how every aspect of my life is affected when I am sick,

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  • Have a happy weekend!

    It’s Friday, already! What a treat four-day work weeks are, especially when you have Monday off. I don’t have many plans for this weekend, except for the launch of our much-anticipated Harry Potter Marathon. A long time ago, J and I decided we wanted to watch all of the Harry Potter movies leading up to the

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  • Summer Reading

    Summer has always been the time of the year when I read the most. I love sitting by the pool or beach with a good book, or curling up in a cold air conditioned home away from the heat. I was even one of those kids nerds who enjoyed getting a list of required reading

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  • Weekend Highlights

    – We found a car and bought it before the holiday weekend. – I bought $20 worth of fresh fruit and vegetables at the Durham Farmer’s Market. – I went for a three-mile run. – I played Dance Central with my older sister and brother-in law. – J and I attended church Sunday morning, and

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up

    1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on buying a new used car! We found a fantastic deal on a 1998 Civic that’s only had one owner who has every record of every repair or oil change on the car. The price was originally $3,300 but we managed to get it for $2,600.

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  • June Recap & July Goals

    June Goals: Make more homemade ice cream. I made vanilla ice cream. Give J an amazing birthday. Celebrate Father’s Day with my dad. Stay within budget. We were over our budget by about $70. Not the worst, but certainly not within our budget. Blog on my apartment decorations. Oops, moving this goal to July. Blog

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