Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 In Review

My 104 NO SPEND days goal was a success. Need I shout WOOHOO from the hill tops!!! (today is not over but I truly will not leave the house)

Maybe not by a ton, but I'm less in debt than I was at the beginning of the year. About $7000 less.

My son is mostly potty trained. He's good at home but I'm nervous about taking him places in undies.

I've begun learning how to plan grocery shopping and meals better (yes this is something one must learn) and I have a new approach for next year as far as spending goes.

My fourth nephew was born this month and is perfect.

I've started composting... my own version anyhow.

I baked quite alot of quiche.

My itty bitty baby boy turned one and currently acts like he's three.

The First Annual $12 a day Fund Raiser is underway. I've raised very little so far but I'm proud of my self for putting it out there.

I cooked at home so much more this year than normal... we're becoming less and less normal!

My dogs were successfully groomed at home, the vacuum cleaner bag was cut open and reused, I cut my husband's hair (layered it even), I didn't call a plumber when the sink stopped up; in other words I'm starting to find more creative ways to save money.

I survived Christmas, spent much less than normal, and got quite crafty this year.

And I ate a lot of cookies that I made at home. It was my way of not buying candy and other treats while I was working. I should probably try to eat less cookies next year.

This is the day that the LORD has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24


  1. Look at you, growing up and becoming a super mom! I am so proud you hit your goal!

    1. Hehe, Thank-you Kim! This year didn't seem too great but my little review of it makes me quite happy.

  2. I love seeing the progress of others! So motivational!!

    1. I agree. I have to admit blogging (and reading other people's journeys) is so uplifting.

  3. You did so well!
    104 no spends are incredible, and 7,000 usd paid off is fantastic.
    You continue to inspire me every day.

    1. Thank-you THANKYOU! $7000 seems like such a little bit in the grand scheme of things but it's still $7000 right!

  4. $7K is NOTHING to sneeze at....unless it's all dusty.....lol

    You and your money survived 2013!
    You go.....

  5. You did a phenomenal job - seriously! From reading your blog a year or so ago, you come across as much more disciplined & focused. Having a baby will do that to you! ;-) Congrats on a great 2013!

    1. Maybe it was the baby : )
      I am definitely more on track/ more disciplined and focused.
      We just keep growing until we stop right? I'm not ready to stop just yet.