Its been way way too long since I last posted a blog entry. And I have to say I’m very sorry but life has been crazy busy here in S GA. Happily the house has been bought, and we’ve moved in and turned the rental back to the property manager (although on a side note we’re fighting with said property manager over our deposit since we touched up the homeowner’s nicks and scuffs on the walls and he has decided because of that we now need to pay to have it repainted, yay for doing the right thing). Unfortunately for my budget as with moving into any new place there are so many unforseen odds and ends that need to get picked up (new house? did you remember to get window treatments for all your windows so the neighbors don’t have to see you walking around neeked?) so my budget has been a little worse for the wear. But its a new month and while my budget is already blown for this first pay check I can say that I can see that we’re moving closer and closer to being back on track. Whew it stresses me out to be over budget.
In between buying a house and moving I’ve gotten to do 2 Scentsy booths and have a new booth buddy to do them with. And am learning new tricks each and every time we do it! Like we really don’t need to stock pile large amounts of warmers right now since there are lots of people who don’t know what Scentsy is (are you one of them? If so hop on over to Scent Girl and check it out!) so we’re doing a lot of explaining/educating and not much selling. But my booth buddy and I are having tons of fun! I’m also finishing up a leadership training course (learned lots and lots of fun stuff there) and working towards moving my family out of the grocery store.
On the grocery store front other then having to go to the dreaded Walmart for lots of random things I have mostly managed to get my family out of the grocery store. We still do a once a week trip for milk (Hippo has to have her moo juice) and will probably be doing a once a month trip for incidentals (which I will do my best to coupon for), not going has saved us money (yay for that)!
I also took dragged the family to pick strawberries and there will be a post about that, and how to make jam, coming soon! Along with a post about how to freeze your own carrots! I got giant carrots from my father-in-law (some of his neighbors grow giant ones) and froze them so my family would have homemade (FREE) frozen carrots this year. Expect lots and lots of posts about canning, freezing, gardening and money saving this upcoming summer, along with (hopefully) some fun Scentsy booth/Costal Empire Festivals & Fairs postings.
Well thats all from me for today have fun, stay out of the grocery store and eat local!