May 17, 2010

simplicity...

i am a nerd. not the steve urkel kind, but the kind that likes budgeting and loves to read about personal finances. i know…sounds thrilling doesn't it. so i often find myself reading financial books and blogs for entertainment. the other day at school i came across a book about retiring early and since i had nothing better to do while babysitting teenagers (aka substitute teaching), i skimmed through it.

now i am definitely a saver, not a spender. but even though i have "financial peace" i sometimes start to wonder if the life i've chosen might not be the wisest financial decision. (i'm sure there are some other people who think that sometimes too-ha!) these wonderings started again as i read through this book and started feeling very behind in saving for a house, retirement, etc. i started to think that maybe i should just suck it up and get a 'real' job for awhile, then i could save more money.

but later that night as i was getting ready for bible study and i was reminded that i already have all i need. 1 timothy 6:8 says "if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough"...and i do. good reminder. i entered the world penniless, and i'll leave the same way. i think the adventures are worth a little less money in the bank.

May 9, 2010

happy mothers day...

i love my mom SO much, i made her a 'new' laundry room for mother's day! actually, it was one of my goals for the year, and it just so happened that i was able to finish it on mother's day weekend. i completely forgot to take before pictures (can you believe it!) but here's the finished product...

May 6, 2010

pure genius...

story on the st. louis news...

white castle introduces burger-scented candles

for cravers who have found themselves relaxing at home wishing their room could be filled with the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions scent of beef, white castle has answered the call. to celebrate its 18th annual national hamburger month, the 89-year-old chain is offering up a candle that smells like a slider. and to really make it sell, white castle says all proceeds from the $10 candles will benefit autism speaks. the candles are packaged in a ceramic holder resembling the signature cardboard sleeve of the white castle slider. they're available in select white castle restaurants and on whitecastle.com.