|Grandma and Grandpa’s place in Caldwell, Idaho|
Our family has had quite the journey. We started 2013 living in my late grandparent’s home as we helped prepare to get it ready to sell, and to help with our finances as we were recovering from a long bout of unemployment. We were blessed by starting the year with a temp job and later landed a full time job in April, the same month we moved back to Boise into our Tiny home as we ventured one step closer to our 100% debt free journey.
We have spent a good portion of the year fixing up our little home and a good six months of the year as I have been enduring the pregnancy of our third child (As I have mentioned before…I do not make a very pleasant pregnant lady).
Here is a re-cap of some of the fun things I have blogged about:
In January we were living in my grandparent’s house. Here is a post on the time capsule I found in the basement from 1953.
My kids were lucky enough to be able to play with some of the fun toys I grew up with at my grandparents house.
|A vintage valentine I found of my Grandma’s|
February we celebrated Valentines by making my favorite sugar cookie recipe, makes my mouth water just thinking about them!
I also found 30-40 year old seeds for sprouting in my grandparent’s basement. I experimented to see if they would still sprout. Go check it out!
March we held a huge yard sale and I shared my top ten tips for having a successful garage sale. Over the years I have become a yard sale pro and it has been a blessing through our unemployment!
I shared my five-step solution to becoming 100% debt free
|Tiny Home master bedroom before.|
|Tiny Home master bedroom after with fresh paint and re-finished floors!|
April was a busy month where I played catch up on my blog, did some tiny home remodeling, and we moved out of my grandparents home and into Tiny Home!
|This is tiny home, where we live.|
|This is Teeny-Tiny Home next door, where my dad lives.|
|My thrifty way of saving $100/month! I converted this old camp trailer to our storage trailer, click below for details.|
Finished my thrifty storage solution aka Opal Alice the trailer!
June: Celebrated my five year wedding anniversary with the hubs!
|My milk lover is pretty upset he dumped the whole gallon and has nothing now to drink!|
Had a spilt milk incident with Bean on our newly re-finished hardwood floors
Shared my favorite Strawberry Rhubarb Jam recipe
July/August: Life on the blog began to slow down. I was well into my first months of pregnancy and I did what I could to just survive! I did manage to make it to a couple family reunions and we finished our thrifty fence!
|Need to make a lot of food! Try out this recipe!|
I also hosted Tomato Week where I shared the easiest way to peel a tomato, how to do freezer tomato sauce and my recipe for Sloppy Joes for a giant crowd. Click on the link above for those details!
September/October: I didn’t blog much because I still was feeling horrible with morning sickness, and just trying to survive. All the while we were re-modeling the outside of our home with new paint, new roof, new windows and new porch posts. I still want to do catch up and get a full post on here with all sorts of fun details. In September Lil’Miss started preschool and loves it!
|Lil’Miss on her first day of preschool.|
|She ran to greet me when I came to pick her up, “Mom, I am so happy you came back!”
Guess she was worried that I wouldn’t come get her!
|Tiny Home: Pre-paint, windows, roof, porch posts.|
Here are the kids in their Halloween costumes.
|We kept things simple by picking costumes from our dress up box: Parrot and the Princess!|
Took a family road trip and enjoyed the autumn color along the road
November: Celebrated Bean’s 3rd Birthday and he started the developmental preschool at our local elementary school.
|Happy 3rd Birthday Bean!!|
|His candy construction cake was a hit with his cousins!|
|Bean’s first day of school! Such a little guy to be going to such a big school!|
The hubs took a solo trip to Arizona to be with family and I stayed home and rested!
I also made it to my 34th week of pregnancy!
2013 was quite the year! I look forward to all of the new adventure that 2014 will bring.
I am thinking some more big changes on the home front,
but I don’t know what those quite look like yet!
Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by!
What are you looking forward to in 2014??