Friday, August 31, 2012

Well hello there!

So nice of you to drop by! I thought you'd been avoiding me. What? I've been dead silent for four months and you thought I was ignoring you? Nonsense! I was just, um, a little bit, um, well, it's been.... Summer! There, I can blame everything on a the glorious summer I've had. Can't be cooped up blogging when there is summer to enjoy, can I?

Now that we have that out of the way, hello! Overall, life has been very good and I'm excited to get back here sharing music, hospitality and Jesus with you again. I have a few posts rattling around in my head about the amazing new music that's been released this month, the bible study I'm starting next month, and the autumn party hosting plans I have which will all come pouring out in the coming weeks.

I left you all on the rather heavy topic of finances. Since that time, I've paid down 7% of my debt, made two major repairs to my car and paid/saved for a week trip to Florida (taking The Boyfriend home to meet the fam!) I've been learning to coupon and so far I've reduced my grocery budget by 33%.  My goal is to bring it down more to reach a full 50% reduction from what I was spending at the beginning of the year. Being the organizational freak that I am, I'm actually having a LOT of fun with couponing. Fits my personality well. I've been slacking off on that adventure that was not-to-be-named, but with the summer over, I'm going to kick it into high gear and show that debt who's boss!

Enjoy your holiday weekend if you are in the US of A, or your regular weekend if you're anywhere else.  See you next month!

P.S.  If you're new around here, be sure to check out that link up there ^ that says FAVORITE POSTS because really, they're my favorite for a reason!