Since I sit in an office all week I like to be outdoors and be as active as possible on the weekends. Mike had gotten me a new bike for my birthday so this weekend was the perfect time to finally try it out. We went on the new river trail which is just a few miles from our house. The trail is about 50 … Continue reading Active Weekend
We had a great weekend filled with activity and and plenty of sunshine. Saturday me, Mike and my parents went to Houstonfest which is a day of different bluegrass bands in memory of a local teenager who died several years ago. This was our view from the stands but eventually we got our chairs and joined the crowd down below. This was the grand finale … Continue reading Fun Weekend
The flowers have finally started blooming. At least what little amount I have. This yard was pretty much a blank canvas last year so I think good progress has been made so far. Last Saturday was spent planting, pruning, and mulching the yard. These are lilies that I planted last summer. I think I did a pretty good job of trimming the bushes. Also I … Continue reading Green Thumb
If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember a few posts I’ve written about being financially independent. Well, after talking the talk, I started the process of walking the walk. Financial independence can have different meanings to different people. It can mean being debt free, it can mean having millions of dollars, or it can mean being able to support yourself through being self-employed … Continue reading It’s Finished! – One Small Step Toward Financial Independence
In a previous blog post awhile back, I had written about how I was having a budget wedding. Well, it finally happened! I came in under budget but not by much. My budget was $5,000. I had wanted to originally make all of the food myself but nobody else thought that was a good idea. Looking back on the day, I now realize that that … Continue reading Wedding on a Budget: Part II
Renovating a house is a lot harder than I thought. And more time consuming. And more expensive. Initially I had envisioned slapping on a new coat of paint and doing some cleaning but the list of things to do just kept growing and growing and growing. I’ve learned it is impossible to go to Lowes without spending at least $70. “Oh I just need outlet … Continue reading Renovation Update!
After some delays in the closing process, I finally got the keys to my first rental house a couple of weeks ago. Due to my free labor (Mike) only being available on weekends, the progress isn’t going as fast as I thought, but you can’t complain about free help! I’ve also had two days of help from my mom who has done a lot of … Continue reading Renovation Update