January | Life Lately

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while so I thought it would be a good idea to share the new things I’ve been up to lately!

Baby turned 4 months!

Our baby girl turned 4 months and I’m just now starting to get into a good daily routine. Being a first time parent, there is a lot to learn and I overestimated how much time I would have to catch up on work during the day. I’m now learning to take advantage of those moments I have to myself. #naptimehustle 💪🏼

I started using a paper planner!

After the new year, I came across so many planner reviews that I decided to give paper planning a shot (haven’t really used a planner since college & just kept track of appointments on my phone). I bought a disc bound notebook from Staples & have been creating my own templates which I print out and add to the notebook. So far I’m loving it and thinking of creating some budgeting templates to add to the shop!

Currently Re-Reading Big Magic

I read this book some time early last year and it quickly became one of my favorites. The other day I was listening to a podcast that mentioned this book and it reminded me how much I enjoyed it. Definitely recommend it if you’re struggling with creativity.

Watched Tidying Up and trying to declutter everything…

Loving the new Marie Kondo Netflix series. I watched all of Season 1 in one day and got the itch to start decluttering the whole apartment. I started with a kitchen cabinet & threw away a bunch of expired food.

<< Check out the before

and the after >>

I’m in the process of decluttering my closet so it’s looking a bit messy around here as I haven’t finished and have a bunch of donation boxes lying throughout the apartment. Hoping to get that out to the donation center this weekend!

Author: Amanda

Amanda graduated architecture school in 2012 with approximately $24k in student loans. Soon after, she financed a car a year later and ended up with a total of $40,000.00 in debt at the end of 2013. After being introduced to the Total Money Makeover book by Dave Ramsey she completely changed her views on personal finance and decided to stop borrowing money and focus on becoming debt free. She is Debt Free as of October 2017.

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