Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I don't know how she does it...

Well I did no projects last week! I actually had a surprise visitor from overseas and I enjoyed the catch up with her on Friday (my project day). Every visitor I have at home seems to enjoy our decor which is lovely. Little do most of them know, none of it cost us anything.

I have a lot of projects I would love to throw myself into, but the biggest deal breaker is usually funds. But that's OK, it just means we can plan every detail step by step until we are able to do it. I will be sharing a few of these projects in detail in the weeks to come. It's a little embarrassing, and most blogs would only share the 'before' with the 'after' but this is all part of the story. My one.

It's not that we don't have any money either. In fact we do. However we have set a goal to be debt free by March 2014 - or earlier if possible, and so every cent of 'spare' cash is being thrown at bills. It is a good feeling to see those 'amount due's' diminish. When we have squashed all of our debt, we are going to continue to live debt free. I really can't wait. Although I am very grateful to debt as well, as it enabled us to buy a home. If anything has been learnt though, it is not always in ones best interest to use debt as a way to buy things. House, yes. stuff, no. That sort of thing. The best and most rewarding outcome is to save those pennies and pay in cash. Not all lessons in life can be told though, they have to be learnt. And we have.

In other news, I am adopting a significant change in lifestyle and it starts tomorrow! I won't divulge too much on here as that is not the purpose of this blog, but you may hear about it from time to time. It will require a lot of organisation and prep and some of that might be interesting.

And last but not least, on top of the DIY I have a new quest. I need to find some organisation in my life. I feel like everything is all on top of me and I just don't know how to do it. Baby steps and all I will sort it out. Hopefully learning as I go.

So that's what has been happening and what you can expect to see more of around here in the coming months.

Thanks again of course for popping by and having a read - I am loving writing this blog and you people just reinforce that - you rock!

xx

Ally

2 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds intriguing can't wait, way to go on the debt. I spent a few years working with people in financial hardship, that was what forced me to look at how we used credit, a real eye opener!

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  2. Hi Ally, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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