when we were young…

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Five things to get excited about


Shaking things up today with a link-up with some other fantastic bloggers and showing you five things I’m pretty excited about right now!

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1. Budget jars: I get my OCD fix right here. There’s something quite satisfying about monitoring and knowing exactly how much we are spending on things each month. The way we sort it is having six jars: Groceries, Eating Out, Household, Alcohol, Entertainment and Transportation. This is our first month doing it and I feel happy to see that we are doing pretty well although we will make some adjustments to next month’s allotted amounts.

2. I just saw this 21 ways to eat toast on Facebook and I am seriously so excited to try them all! Thanks Buzzfeed.com!

3. This little sailorΒ  is turning one next month (already!)! He has brought so much joy to our lives and while the days are filled with many sides of craziness him and his year older brother bring, there is so much I am looking forward to in his next year of life!

4. Planting and eventually reaping the harvest has got to be one of the most rewarding things one can do in life. This year we have a box of lettuce, bok choi and salad greens in the soil soon to be followed by tomatoes which are currently budding over my kitchen sink. It’ll be another learning experience as I have moved the spinach to more suitable location (I hope!). Looking forward to a bountiful harvest this year!

5. On to Week #2 of my toddler taking it upon himself to do his business on his little potty is looking pretty promising! One day at a time. πŸ™‚


This link-up is brought to you by Tairalyn of Little Miss Mama and Diana of The World Around Her. Hope you enjoyed!



Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

6 thoughts on “Five things to get excited about

  1. Stopping by from the linkup! I love the budget jar idea. We use a software program, but this seems like a great way to literally see how much is being spent.

  2. Thanks for linking up with us, I love your budget jar idea! Must be so exciting that your little boy is turning one, Happy Birthday to him! πŸ™‚

    I would love to grow some herbs and plants, i hope you have a great season with them.

    Happy Monday!

  3. THANK YOU so much for taking the time to link-up with us last week. Seriously I’m amazed we had 8 in our first week. Pleased as punch right now. SO THANK YOU!

    Oh how I need budget jars; but please don’t tell my husband I said that. I do, but I don’t — you know what I mean. Not quite ready to give up my stressfree spending.

    Another gardener in the house. Ohhhh how we love to garden in this house. This year we have potatoes, artichoke, garlic, onion, peas, carrots, lettuce, cauliflower, strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes! I JUST CAN’T WAIT….

    Tairalyn {LittleMissMama}

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