Onto a New Year

Happy 2015 friends! I hope you had a great start to your new year. We spent the night with my whole family at my grandparents, playing board games and sharing stories. It was prefect. We partied until  10:30…..oh yeah keep up. Hudson passed out the second we got home and I rang in the new year with a glass of wine in my jammies, watching a movie. The only change would have been for Husby to be in town but otherwise I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Ah where to start! The last year has been amazing. Watching Hudson grow into a determined, stubborn and smart little boy has been one of the greatest part of motherhood so far. Husby and I have found a rhythm as parents to an opinionated toddler. It has had its ups and downs for sure but would not change it for the world. Our year was full of days spent with friends and family. A little bit of travel and trying to blog as often as possible. What was the best part of 2014 for you?

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I usually spend days trying to figure out my resolutions. Last year, I wrote them all down and signed it,kind of contract with myself. It definitely helped. But this year I have not found a NEED to make unrealistic resolutions. I usually beat myself up if I fall short. This year is the year of being content and try not to expect too much. Spend more time being present in our day to day. I tend to worry and obsess about cleaning or organizing over helping Hudson make it! Happiness begins at Home.

I would really like to focus on staying at home more. We usually figure out a reason to leave the house every day but it usually results in buying random junk and wasting gas for no real reason. I want to try to do crafts with Hudson or play cars with him, be happy to be home.

On top of spending time at home I want to curb MY spending. Husby does pretty well, only buying what he needs. Our roles have switched I have always been the saver but now I am buying stuff constantly. I get special offers from stores all the time and have a hard time saying no. Unsubscribing from those emails today. Also, like I said when we leave the house I usually spend more than necessary, my goal is to focus on getting our finances in order and better prepare for incidentals and Christmas gifts using this plan or this one. The first plan, I did last year to start Hudson’s saving account but I flipped it. Starting with 52 dollars and going down its much easier to pay a dollar after Christmas than 52$. The second would be helpful too since it ends Black Friday. Both I think will be easy to do and help keep me on track.

What are your top three resolutions, Friends?

Happy 2015, Cant wait to see what is in store for us.