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Friday, June 29, 2012

The final week + some letters


Yesterday, I almost gave in and bought some shorts, and a dress, and flip flops and a few other things from Target. BUT then I realized that it’s the 28th, only two more days till the month and this challenge are over and I decided against it.

Since we live in the middle of nowhere, there really isn’t much temptation to spend money. Literally, the only “extra” money I’ve spent this month has been on photography, which has been for clients, which has been paid for by said clients. Hence, I’m thinking I did pretty good.

In the first two weeks of savings, I saved a good chunk of money by not giving into temptation and shopping. I had saved a total of $465.00. Yesterday’s little shopping spree would have cost me an additional $135.00. So In total, for this month, I’ve saved $600.00. HOLY *&(#. Really?

That just took me by surprise, and yes I did have to get the calculator out to make sure my addition isn’t off. That’s my car payment plus at least a week of groceries, and the only thing I did was cut out my shopping habit. Now if only someone would teach me how to coupon so I don’t have to spend over a 100 every week just on groceries.

Well… tell us how you did this month, Janna and I are dying to hear some success stories!



Dear Colorado Wildfires please stop burning my beautiful state and leave my friends and their houses alone. I’d really appreciate that!

Dear 100+ AZ weather I don’t really have much to say to you other than you suck. But I’ll deal with you, because being miserable and complaining does not seem to have an effect on you.

Dear Lilly, I don’t think you comprehend how much I love you and what you mean to your dad and I. We’re so glad we adopted you and that you have become a part of this little family. AND yes, you can have whichever part of the couch you like.

Dear Husband I really enjoyed our dinner conversation tonight, and I’m glad that you are aiming to become your boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss. Please know you have my full support if when you decided to run for president.

Dear Work, I love you, really. You’ve been good to me and I can’t wait to see what comes next in this new chapter. We’re going to kick some booty and teach folks how to use their cameras!

Dear Friends and Family in Colorado I’ll be back on August 2nd, and it will be great. Whoever needs to book a session with me and my camera needs to let me know ASAP.


  1. I loved reading this!


    have a great weekend!

  2. I have just hated watching the news about the fires, my husband and I were living there last year at this time and I love the area (especially manitou springs and waldo canyon) so sad that its burning up :( loved your letters, thanks for linking up with me!


    1. It's so sad :-(
      It literally breaks my heart. I love that area, and have so many memories of growing up there. The Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder all have such strong memories for me because it's the first place we've lived long term.

      I'm glad you got to see it in it's full state. Sadly, it will take years and years for it to be rebuilt to its former shape :-(

  3. I'm so sorry to see that your friends and family are being affected by the wildfires! I will certainly keep them in my prayers! And I will totally drink 10 drinks with you on vacation!

  4. You KICKED ass girl, and didn't it feel SO good? As you already know- I am super proud of you! (Do I get 10%? Just wondering ;) Thanks for all the love and support about the fires. You kept me kidding. We are getting better daily, but I wish that I would have just grabbed the dog and headed down. Haha.


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