As of today we are 25% of the way done with our school year. WOW! The first quarter has really flown by. We have always started back to school a bit on the early side, but this past year it was done with more intention than ever before. After all, I would be foolish to think that building a home won’t require us to adjust our expectations and calendar a bit.
Today I am breaking away a bit from the typical Friday Five and sharing a bit about what is going on currently. I’ve recently realized that just because I post on a Friday, it doesn’t mean I have to share a “Friday Five” style post. I know it sounds like a “duh” thing to say, but sometimes I get so wrapped up in what the majority is doing, or what I have always done, that I forget that I don’t have to do the same thing.
Fall outfits and photos.
The weather has been in a constant limbo and ultimately we’ve only had about 4 fall like days. Other than that, it still feels like summer. But that hasn’t stopped me from switching things around in my closet around and dreaming up some fun fall outfits. I’m also starting to think about photo outfits for this year too. I need to look at what we wore last year and make sure I go a different direction.
I’ve also been taking some styled recipe photos, which reminded me that I really enjoy taking photos of food #nerdalert. I have several props and a collection of place-mats and such… most of which are packed away #fail. But I am making what I have on hand work and wondering why I don’t share recipes more often.
Money… well I am trying to at least.
Isn’t that always the case. With a very tight building budget, and us wondering if we’ll live in a house that is mostly finished or still very rustic by the time we move in, we are saving every penny we can. It isn’t always easy or fun but we are praying that it will pay off in a big way.
Fireplace options, cheap pj’s for Marissa and for all of the items I misplace ALL of the time.
Lately we’ve been searching fireplace options. From wood burning inserts to wood stoves, we just can’t seem to decide. Every time I search for more info, I feel even more confused. Good thing we have plenty of time to figure this out. Any fireplace experts out there?
I am also searching for some inexpensive PJ’s for Marissa. Girlfriend only has one pair of fuzzy pants and her Christmas pj’s from last year. Everything else is way too small. Any cheap PJ experts out there?
Outside of those I am just left searching for the things I lose constantly. My phone, my keys, my wallet, my purse. You know, every thing that I really don’t want to lose.
Photo locations & running routes.
Anna and I have schemed up a plan to swap family photos this year as an attempt to be frugal (see currently saving) so we’ve been trying to scout out some good locations. I think we have found a couple of options that might work.
We have also been picking and discussing long run routes together too. When you start running distances over 10 miles, laying out routes gets to be a bit tricky. We’ve been doing loops and trying to vary things as much as we can. But at a certain point it starts to feel like you are just running in circles and pounding the same exact pavement week after week. The good news is we only have 6 long training runs left. We can do this!
All the pumpkin things!
I somehow doubt that you are surprised over this one #BasicBeth. I announced earlier this week that I plan to share 5 pumpkin inspired recipes over the month of October. The first one is already up and I am currently working on 4 more. It is my favorite time of the year to bake and I am so excited to come up with some great recipes to share with you.
This week on the blog I shared…
Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here next week.
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