Monday, November 23, 2009

How much tv is too much?

I discovered my love of tv is sucking up a lot of my time. And it’s not that I necessarily have all this other important stuff that I need to be doing, but it’s hard to say you don’t have time when you regularly watch 2-3 hours of tv a night. My friends tell me to get a DVR so I can watch tv more “efficiently”, but I think that would just get me to watch more tv period. I watch some shows on demand, so that cuts down some of the commercials, but I think that I need to decide which shows I can watch “live’ and which ones I can catch up on later… I need to be more efficient w/ my tv time. Plus, I just looked at my schedule for the holidays, and it’s looking pretty full. So cutting tv time might be the only way I get through the holidays w/out losing my mind!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


So I need to get a new watch. I’ve been thinking about splurging a little and buying one, but I dropped my watch last night and the face cracked… so now I have to. There are a couple that I’m toying with. The Michele Deco watch:

Then there's the same watch with diamonds. But it's also double the price.

Do you think it's worth it? Or should I be looking at other brands?

There's a citizen eco drive watch that I also like, but it might be a little manly...

I need help! Oh, and I want it to be an everyday watch that I can dress up and dress down.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


So I really want to add these earrings to my Christmas list... but my friend (as well as my husband) thinks that they're old lady earrings. Thoughts?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas list

So I need to start making a list of things I want for Christmas. I don't usually do this, but since I'm trying to stay on some sort of budget this year, I thought that I could make a list instead of going right out and purchasing something. So we'll see how this works out for me...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Time to budget

So over the last few months I've been trying to get a handle on the family's finances. We're not drowning in debt or anything really serious, but I feel like if I don't get a handle on it now, we potentially could be. We've been dipping into savings recently to pay for credit card bills and that's not really a habi I want to get into. So... I'm trying to come up with ways to cut back without feeling really deprived. The problem is that my husband is not all that great with this "budgeting" or "cutting back" thing... so I need to get him on board to... Slynnro is doing NoImYoSeMo instead of NoBloPoMo (I know... so confusing), but she's using November as the month to improver herself. So I feel like I should do the same... Why not use the month of November to get my life back on track.

So my goals for November:
-Keep my house in guest ready conditions at all times (or for the majority of the time)
-Cut back on spending and find creative ways to still have a good time for less
-Figure out a way to start volunteering... Join Junior League or another organization
-Get back in touch with friends that I have lost touch with. I am terrible about using the phone and really need to get over that asap.
-Eat healthier... if I want to have a baby (which I do), then I really need to take this time to get myself ready including taking care of my body and developing good habits.