tuesday truths

I'm working at getting my head back on straight after feeling a bit down lately, and I'm slowly but sure getting myself out of that rut. I think some of it might have to do with the fact that it's literally 3 degrees outside right now, the sun goes down at 4:30 PM and real life seems to be slapping us in the face with reality everywhere we look. Here's the deal though...I've got an amazing partner going down this road with me, and that truly does make it all worth it. So, whether I like it or not, I'm digging my head out of the proverbial sand, brushing myself and getting back in the game. It's time for some Tuesday truth!

1// Ryan and I started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University last night. You might remember that I mentioned in my Farewell to 2015 that we really want to tackle our finances this year. With two salaries, we make a good amount of money, and we have a good little nest egg, but we'd like to be debt-free (minus our mortgage) in the next year and a half. I'm sure I'll bring this up again as we get further in the process. First things first? Tackling a budget...something we've never had.

2// I decided to take my little sewing hobby and start a little baby business on the side. I make baby blankets, bibdanas, sear seat strap covers, receiving blankets and, soon, I'll feature some mobiles. I'll be setting up a teensy little etsy shop sometime in the next few months, and if you'd like to see some of what I've done/what I'm doing, checking out black river boutique on instagram. Here's a sneak peek at the pretty (organic!) fabrics I'll be working with for the next week or so! 


3// Running continues to be a thorn in my side, but I'm working through the mental aspect of it. I love running now, but since getting pregnant this time, I've really struggled watching my times get slower and slower, and I think that mental aspect is taking a toll on my ability to get out there consistently. I'm making a point, until I get my head on straight again, to do at least 2 miles at a time and convince myself that every mile is a victory. Who cares what the clock says at 20+ weeks pregnant?


4// Spencer is officially in daycare! It's a great thing, but it's also been a really interesting transition for us. He loves the social aspect of it, but he's going through a separation anxiety phase, which makes it really hard to leave him there. It helps knowing that A) his daycare only has 7 children, B) it's literally one street over from us and C) he's learning new things every day...and his daycare sends me smiley pictures all the time.


5// I'm seriously considering cutting my hair...think: long bob. Thoughts? I've been growing my hair out for a long time now, but with baby #2 on the way soon, as well as Spencer pulling on it daily, I think it's about time for a change. Thoughts?

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  1. We've got the same goal of tackling our finances while we still have two incomes! Also, I totally vote for shorter hair! I got mine cut after our wedding two years ago and plan to keep it short. It's so much easier to take care of!

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  2. All those fabrics though! I love them.

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  3. We did Dave Ramsey's system when we were first married and I must say, so many principles are great and life changing. I don't believe EVERYTHING the system says, but we took the parts that worked and really made an effort to apply those to our life. Good luck. AND good for you for digging out of that rut, I know it can be hard.

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    1. SO glad to hear from someone who's personally done it! We're lucky in that we have zero credit card dept. We're mostly looking to rid ourselves of our two loans in the coming year and a half so that we stop bleeding those interest payments, you know? Thanks, girl!

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  4. Good for you! 2 miles is awesome and it's all about the effort any way! And yes to the long bob! I've been wanting to cut my hair for forever but just haven't. Loving the long bob though! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Good luck with the shop and I started reading Dave Ramsey book and trying to apply it to our life and debt. Luckily it isn't too bad. Cut the hair for because it always grows back :)

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  6. We've been following Dave Ramsey for about two months so far and are happy with the progress. No credit card debt here either, but trying to tackle the rest: auto loan, student loans, and then mortgage. We've set up sinking funds and have started our teeny little snowball. Good luck!

    I'll check out your shop!

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  7. I love those fabrics! I bet your pieces will be adorable. And I love long bobs! They can be so flattering!

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  8. I feel ya on getting down about not being able to work out the way you used to, I'm still not anywhere near my pre-surgery fitness and I'm getting demoralized! But gotta keep on trucking...! Ooh, those fabrics are soo soo sweet...! Good luck!

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  9. I love those fabrics! So pretty. Good luck with your running. I'm thinking about you.

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  10. I think it's awesome that you're able to continue running at this point... slower times don't even matter! I couldn't run when I was pregnant because my heartrate just skyrocketed no matter how slow I jogged, and I wish I would have been able to!

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  11. congrats on your business, that is awesome! and good job on tackling the finances, we really need to do that. glad Spencer is enjoying daycare apart from the separation anxiety part :(

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