Friday Miscellany

Good morning! I’m sorry for my absence this week. I was trying so hard not to get caught up in the whole ‘we’re selling our house’ stress, but it happened anyway! The good news is though, we have a buyer. It happened so fast (on the first viewing), and so it’s been a whirlwind of activity over the last few days. Not least because we haven’t even thought about finding somewhere to live yet!!

Of course so many things can go wrong between now and the day we exchange contracts – hopefully it won’t – so at the moment we’re just concentrating on family stuff (a wedding and a birthday celebration) + getting organised for our trip to Portugal. Once we’re back home, if everything is still ok with the sale, then we’ll start looking for a new place to live. Yikes!

Minimalist Wardrobe:

Minimalist wardrobe

I’ll talk about it a lot more in my de-cluttering post tomorrow (+ in a separate post next week), but I have organised my wardrobe this week. A few items needed editing out + the actual wardrobe needed a clean (dust etc). It felt good to get it done.

Ok. I think that’s it for today. I need to pop into town to drop some paperwork off + buy a few groceries (we have extra people for dinner tonight), and then hopefully I can catch up with all your blogs.

Have a lovely day :)

Happy Holidays!

ChalkboardGood morning! If you celebrate it, then I hope that you had a safe and peaceful Christmas. We spent Christmas Day at home with the children (and partners), and then traveled to spend the day with other family members yesterday. This morning I feel very grateful.

I’ll be spending the next few days, cleaning the house, using up all the leftovers and generally getting ready for 2014.

New Year is my favourite time of the year and I can’t wait to keep up the attack on our financial goals.

Back tomorrow with a budget for January.

<— My daughter and the chalkboard ♥

State of the Blog

Hello! Today I’d originally planned to talk about goals and such, after all it’s getting towards that time of the year, but instead I thought it might be a good idea if I reflected a little on this year and did a little blog housekeeping.

If you read this site on a bookmark (and not through a reader service) you’ll know that the template has changed a thousand times this year. Annoying I know, I’m sorry. I’m in the middle of fixing a few issues and tidying everything up, but the template will not be changing again.Thank you for sticking you me.

The template changes have been a reflection of exactly how I’ve felt all year – which is very unsettled! And being unsettled has filtered through into all aspects of my life including blogging (both here (which is mainly a site about our finances) and over at Move to Portugal (which is more about my daily life). I even considered shutting down one site, but I’ve been too indecisive to choose which one – lol!

Anyway. My Dad is doing a lot better (the reason I’ve been unsettled), and 2014 is on its way. What’s not to love about the start of a New Year. It’s the perfect time to re-energize your focus.

Here’s to a fantastic debt kicking/net worth building 2014 for all of us :)