Link Love

Yahoo, for the first link love post of the year! Here's to making 2016 the best year yet!

For most people the new year means new resolutions, mostly those involving fitness and a healthy lifestyle. You know the saying...New Year, New Me! Well lucky for you this post will not be dedicated to the new fad workout or quick fix diet.

This post ladies and gentlemen will be filled with all sorts of links to get your bank account fat in 2016. For me this year is all about experiences and creating more memories through them so with that we will need to increase our savings so that we can spend money on things that are worth wild!

Check out the links below which are pretty amazing in terms of saving money...

~ This article is great for trying to save abundantly on a lower income. How I tripled my savings in 3 months 

~ Need extra cash well stop spending..duh! 20 ways to stop wasting money & start saving now

~ Download the Digit app to start saving money without even thinking about it. I call it the sneaky saver!

~ This is a great article to help you be more mindful with your saving goals - 7 Financial New Year's Resolutions to avoid.

~ Have you heard of the 52 Week Money Challenge? Here are 6 Ways to hack the challenge.

I hope you find the links and tips about useful. Spending money is always fun but we have to be mindful and also save so that we can budget properly and start saving for the future. Also, what fun is spending if you don't have any money saved! ;-) 

Enjoy the weekend! After all the snow and days off I'm looking forward to being out and about this weekend! 

A few different things...

Can you believe it's 2016? This year came so fast I don't think I had too much time to prepare. Which is why this post is a little delayed, I've taken the past two weeks to really look at all aspects of my life and see what needs a little improvement.

So here is what we have been doing differently this year...

For me personally ~ I am investing more time for myself. I've always been a go with the flow type of person but I realize now that I just need to relax and enjoy being still for once. The past few weeks I have been reading after the boys go to sleep and I really enjoy that quiet time. It's also a great way to get ready for bed.

For the boys ~ I am investing more time for them both together and separately. I think it's very important to spend separate time with the boys so that they both understand how important it is to be an individual and to get that one-on-one quality time. This is also a great time to communicate and really get to know your child's interest.

For my home ~ I am investing more time to organize and really evaluate the most important things I have in my home. It's more about quality than quantity and this will be my focus as I start to tackle each room. I also plan to make a few updates while I'm at it just to spark things up.

These are just the major areas but I will be doing a lot of different thing in all areas of my life to see how productive and efficient I can be as a person, mother, friend, employee and servant. Personal growth is very important to achieve overall success in your life. Every year we must evaluate what we are doing and where we want to be to make sure they align with one another. Like they say...if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Are you doing anything different this year?

Hello 2016!

I am really still in disbelief that we are in year 2016. I mean wasn't it just 2014 not too long ago, my goodness time is flying by! I'm not ready!!! Oh how I wish we could stay young forever, I don't want my boys to getting any bigger! On the flip side, another year means MORE opportunities and MANY memories to create! This year I decided not to make any real new year resolutions that way I can avoid not accomplishing them LOL! Just playing...maybe not. This year I have decided to focus on what is most important and that is my health, my family, and our future. This year is about feeling good and gaining back all the energy I exhausted the past few months. I want to have an adventurous year with lots of traveling and excitement! Cheers to 2016 and all that it has to offer!