I despise packing & unpacking (since I've had to do so 6 times in the past 5 years & that's not even counting this one..) but it eventually got done, with Cinnamon's help.
Haha..the little Stinker loves to hide in enclosed spaces. He also took a long nap in the closet while I was hanging up clothes. The place is pretty small but it's enough for us since we're trying to save money & know we'll only be here 2 years max (maybe this place will break my curse of having to move every year?) because...WE'RE MOVING TO FLORIDA! :)
I went to visit my friend at the end of March & looked at houses while I was there. I showed Jose pictures & told him all about how cheap it is & he got really excited! We decided that there's no way we can start a family in Jersey since we would never be able to afford a house & we definitely want a backyard for the Monster & future kid(s) to play in. Also while I was in Fl, my friend let me borrow this awesome book, called "Total Money Makeover". It made me realize that I really need to get rid of my debt to lead a less stressful life. So we've been doing really good at budgeting our money & I haven't been spending money on things that aren't necessary. My school loans should be paid off within a year, then the year after that we'll be saving for a down payment on a house! We're both really happy where our lives our heading & I definitely think that I've matured so much & I'm loving being 25!
April was pretty much spent unpacking. It took so long because I didn't have any vacation time until June so I was working a lot & again, I hate unpacking! Before we started budgeting ourselves, we made several (successful) trips to Ikea & Walmart & Dollar Tree to get stuff for the new place. I also spent a lot of time trying to organize a corner of our bedroom into my craft space. I love that all my stuff has a specific place & I can easily find it. I'll share pictures soon!
In May I did do some crafting, but overall didn't feel very creative & just worked long hours in order to pay off my bills faster, so was too tired to do anything but spend time with my family when I got home. (We watched all of Prison Break, Arrested Development & now started watching 24 on Netflix.)
In June, there was a lot of changes at work (the manager got fired, among other things) so the DM did the schedule & messed everything up. For the past two years I've working morning shifts & this month I've had to close so much & as a result didn't feel like blogging since I haven't been in the best mood.
Since my new-found thriftiness I've also had to give up a couple goals I planned for this year. I can't buy Photoshop or take any classes (to learn crochet, etc.), but I did find an awesome site, Picnik, which is so easy to use (& FREE) so I think I'll last without Photoshop for two more years. & instead of learning new things, I'll just work on getting better at making cards & entering lots of challenges. In fact I need to do that now, but I'll be back later to show you all the awesome mixed media book I made with pictures of my baby!