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
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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
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
What, it's already March? I am turning the big 31 this month, and there are big changes in my life personally. After commuting back and forth between Sacramento and the Bay Area weekly, I am excited to say that as of mid-March, I will be making my move to Sacramento for good. 8 months have… Continue reading March Goals!
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
I'm not huge on Valentine's Day, but I do love any reason to decorate a bar cart and drink rosé. 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!
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
February's Vision Board February's goals are completely focused on my creative side. I want to be a bit more focused on my planner, and really stick to organization and continue to meet specific deadlines I have for myself. Planners are vital to my work schedule, as I work for three public library systems,… Continue reading February Vision Board
I was hesitant to start Netflix's new show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo in fear that it would make me feel miserable about my own belongings and clutter. Also, who wants to binge watch others clean their house while you are in the couch eating a bag of potato chips? I watched one episode and I… Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Marie Kondo
The first women's march I attended was in Washington D.C. in 2017. This was an unforgettable experience, to say the least. The camaraderie between strangers in attendance was strong. The energy was uplifting and inspiring. We were loud, proud, and solidarity rippled throughout the event. My husband walked along side me in spirit, as he… Continue reading Women’s March 2019- Thoughts