For two weeks, I’ve been thinking about what my 2014 resolution is going to be. I never make resolutions because I know that I’ll forget about them and they’ll never happen. Forgetting is kind of my thing. But in 2013, I made the resolution to become independent—get my own apartment, my own income, my own cell phone, keep and maintain my own car, I DON’T NEED NO MAN.
And I achieved all of that! For the first year ever, I accomplished my resolutions and, not only do I have my own apartment, but it actually looks like a home instead of a rented, temporary space. For the first time ever, I have stuff that matches, I have a kitchen table that I like, I’m proud of my home.
So this year, I’d like to make another resolution to better my life: 2014 will be the year that I get a handle on my shopping addiction. It’s not like I spend the money on clothes or jewelry or handbags, there isn’t anything specific I spend it on, I just spend and spend and spend, doesn’t matter what I’m buying. So this year, I’m going to coupon so that I can save money while I’m spending money and I’m going to spend on things that will better my life. I’m going to start making my own cleaners (I just found a recipe to clean the bottom of the toilet, that crack between the toilet and the floor where all of Logan’s pee goes so I can’t get to it and my bathroom smells like piss no matter what I do), I’m going to make my own air fresheners/monster sprays, I’m going to make my own detergent, etc etc etc. Basically, I’m DIYing my way to a cheaper life!
This will be my place to document it all. With this blog, I’ll be sharing my recipes, my craft projects, and my homemade goodies! (e.g. Swiffer WetJet solution, Bare Minerals makeup, laundry soap, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and all-purpose cleaner) I also have a board on my Pinterest for everything I want to do, if you’d like to follow that.
2014 will be a good year for us, I’m determined to make it so. Won’t you join me on my journey?