Monday, April 13, 2015

A Little of This ... A Little of That

I got a little bit behind last week so today's post will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Let's start with the next number on the 31 Day Blog Challenge.

31 {Fri}day Blog Challenge

My most proud moment ... this is a tough one ... I would have to say when we bought our house.   I was twenty-six years old when we bought our home and I had finally come back from a little financial trouble {a teenager with a credit card ... $200 jeans ... check!}.  

While Mike and I did buy the house together and split everything down the middle I still became a home owner on November 21st 2012 and I was very proud of myself.  Not only for no longer renting and throwing my money away but also for making a good financial investment at such a young age.

Not only was I proud to own the home, I was also proud of doing all the work {paper work} it took to buy it!  Scheduling appointments, filling out forms, appraisals, inspections, etc.  It was a lot of work but I was proud of how organized it all!

Our home was a short sale that only took two weeks to go through the bank.  I think it may have been a sign though because our lease was up on the condo we were renting December 1st and we got to move it on my birthday! 

Our home
The top one is a picture the day we put an offer in
The bottom was our housewarming card from Grandma Barb - she hand painted!


Friday's Favorite

Even though it's Monday I'd still like to share my Friday's Favorite from last week.

Skillsology Logo

I came across this site though and Amazon Deal email, they were offering a WordPress Course for only $39.00.  I've been working on Website Development at my day job and I thought this could be some great information for only $39 and I could go at my own pace.  I just finished the online class and I loved it! Very informative, visual, and helps you get started with great resources.

About a week ago I received another Amazon Local email highlighting a Skillsology class for Interior Design ... for just $39! I am so excited to take it!  I have always loved Interior Design {and we wont go into why I didn't pursue it} and I think this is a perfect platform to learn something ... even if it just helps me make my home more beautiful.

They offer an array of different courses from Technology to Computer Programs to Beauty School and more. I would check out Amazon Deals to see which ones they offer at a discount.

Skillsology Courses

**This post is in no way sponsored by Skillsology {or Amazon Local} - I just loved it that much**


March Book Review - Wild

I finished my March book {Wild} to stay on track with my resolution of reading twelve books this year {one per month} and it was a really good book.  It is a story about a woman who has gone through a difficult time with her mother dying.  After turning to sex and drugs she is inspired to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone, along the way she learns how to get back to herself and the woman she wanted to be.

As soon as I finished the book I rented the movie .. with Reese Witherspoon.  It was no where near as good as the book! Not even close ... I know more times than not the book is better than the movie but this time the book was better by leaps and bounds.  If you are going to watch this movie, I highly recommend reading the book first.

My April book is ... The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.  One of the blogs I follow is Mix and Match Family {Shay Shull} and she just finished this book {see her review here} so when I saw it at Target I figured it would be a great read for April.


My weekend was pretty laid back, Mike's dad is in town and we helped him in his search for a home to buy since they are moving down this summer.  I also did some chores, work, church and resting.

Want to know what Wamp did? 

Wamp Climbing the Screen
She'll do anything to get a lizard

Jessica's Signature

Wamp Designs Etsy Shop

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