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Week 8/13 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

Photo by Narain Jashanmal on Unsplash Week 8 (April 14th-April 20th) Now that the shopping ban is "nothing new," it's starting to feel less exciting and more of a constant. I am realizing often I am saying "when it's over, then I can purchase blank" in my head. This is not a great mental attitude,… Continue reading Week 8/13 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

lifestyle, Personal

Week 5 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

Going into week six of the three month shopping ban. It hasn't been too tough...yet. Here is the rundown of what I have spent my money on in the past week (Week five): Groceries- $143.00 Gas - 28.00 Dining out- 25.00 Percentage of income saved this week- 75+% Since taking my job in Sacramento, my… Continue reading Week 5 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

lifestyle, Personal

My 3 Month No Shopping Ban

Having recently read The Year of Less, by Cait Flanders I was extremely inspired by her year long shopping ban. Her story was familiar to me in a few ways. She would walk into Target for 2 things, and walk out with 5. She would order takeout coffee twice a day (YIKES!) or grab a… Continue reading My 3 Month No Shopping Ban

Book Reviews

Self Help and Memoirs- Book Recommendations and Reviews

I've been reading a ton of self help this year, which I never thought I would enjoy, but here are the most recent ones that I've taken a look at! The memoirs I read last year, and these two were the first memoirs I took a stab at, which helped me discover a new genre… Continue reading Self Help and Memoirs- Book Recommendations and Reviews

Decor

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I'm not huge on Valentine's Day, but I do love any reason to decorate a bar cart and drink ros√©. Here is this years' version of my Valentine's-themed bar cart, with suggestions on how to decorate your own! First of all, I don't believe that bar carts have to always hold only liquor. Mixing it… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Booklists

Empathy Book List for Children

  Empathy Book List-¬†Picture Books Just in time for Valentine's Day! Teaching empathy to children is something we encourage often at the library, especially when parents come in looking for books regarding bullying, being kind, and hurt feelings. By finding everyday opportunities to model and teach sympathetic feelings for other people, children will be more… Continue reading Empathy Book List for Children