Closing Time: Final Thoughts on Our House

Closing Time: Final Thoughts on Our House

The deal is officially done! We closed on our house!  Ah, sweet, sweet relief. For those of you who don’t know the full story, it started because we had one too many spatulas and in the end we were calling ourselves minimalists. After “clean sweeping” our house to get rid of all of the non-essential … Continue reading

Moving Out and Moving On

Moving Out and Moving On

After a whirlwind week of apartment hunting and packing and moving and unpacking, I am happy to report that we have moved out of our house! We’ve also been notified that the appraisal on the house went through, so we are even more official now with 6 days left until we close. In our true … Continue reading

As Official As It’s Gonna Get

The weird thing about getting an offer on your house is that it seems like that is the point where is should be official and done. But the reality is that the offer is just the beginning of a whole new process in house selling. Yep, there is another 10 to 18 period after the … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Arkansas has had a nice, mild summer this year (knock on wood). If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, my only answer is enjoying the summer. It’s my favorite season of all, and I have a hard time staying indoors and even writing when there is so much life and excitement going on outside. Between … Continue reading

Happiness is Tandem Biking

Happiness is Tandem Biking

This blog originally began as a way for me to document my happiness project. Over the (almost) year I’ve been writing, my focus has shifted here and there as I have changed and grown as a person. I enjoy writing about minimalism, budgeting, stuff, clothes, house selling, and everything that pops up in my life … Continue reading

Getting Lost in the Unknowns

Getting Lost in the Unknowns

For the past 39 days, we have been waiting for our house to sell. It feels like we are literally waiting for the future to unfold before us. For a sign from The Universe or God or St. Joseph or something to let us know that things are going to happen. This whole time, my … Continue reading

Making a Wardrobe Shopping Plan

Making a Wardrobe Shopping Plan

When you’re on a quest to have less stuff and live a simple or frugal or minimalist lifestyle, it’s easy to forget how nice it is–and how perfectly okay it is–to have stuff. As I daydream about the new wardrobe that I’m starting to save up for, I can’t help but be excited about the … Continue reading

A Happy Song for Friday

We’re going salsa dancing with some friends this weekend. I’m pretty excited! I’ve never been salsa dancing, but it seems like it will be a lot of fun, even if I’m not that great of a dancer. You can never overestimate the importance of having fun. So in honor of our weekend plans, I thought … Continue reading

Budgeting Confessions and a New Goal

Budgeting Confessions and a New Goal

Over the past few years, we have gotten pretty comfortable with our monthly budget. I have a little spreadsheet that I use to track purchases from our shared account. Sometimes I even make graphs! We have monthly “meetings” where we talk through any money issues. We mutually agree before making any unexpected purchases out of … Continue reading

Simplicity and Spending

Simplicity and Spending

Yesterday, JD of  More Than Money posted a link to my fun money post on Get Rich Slowly, which caused me to have a spike in visitors. I wanted to say “hi” to those of you who may be new readers of my blog. Thanks for reading! If you like my writing, feel free to subscribe … Continue reading