March 21, 2014 by Jena
Yep. It’s been forgotten, neglected and it’s a little scary that I’ve even found my way back. But, I’m here and re-dedicated once again (ignore the sarcastic snicker) to getting my thoughts, the happenings and some crafty, DIY goodness posted here on a more “regular” basis.
So….what have I been up to?
Well, I am on a work *hiatus* currently. Which has freed up some time…..so I should really have no reason not to blog.
Our little girl (Miss H) is almost 9 months old….crazy….where has the time gone?
She is such a joy and keeps us busy. Boy #1 (G-Man) is 8 and in 3rd grade – he goes to a demanding school – so most of our afternoons are filled with getting home work and studying done. Boy #2 (O-Bo) is 6 and in 1st grade. He has a LOT of energy and we cannot wait until all the snow has melted and we can get some of that energy off outdoors.
In between taking care of the family – I’ve had some time to do some projects around the house and do a little thrift shopping. Currently I’ve been spending some time doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.
I think I’ve already hit the 40 bags, but I have some areas of the house that still need some work. A couple months ago I read 7 by Jen Hatmaker and since then – the idea of simplifying has really been at the forefront of my brain. It’s nice to live in not only a clean house, but a less cluttered place as well. We’ve also discussed how we really have way more “stuff” than we really need and going forward hope to be more deliberate about our purchases and gifts for the kiddos.
I am also finally working on a family budget. I am using this one from 30 Handmade Days.
It works pretty well for a start, but it’s not everything I am looking for, so I am keeping my eye out for others or thinking about adding/modifying what I have.
So, there you have it. Expect more from me…. and at the very least…..I am going to expect more from myself!