One Word for 2016

Happy New Year, y’all! 2016 – I can’t hardly BELIEVE it!!! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe celebration with those you treasure!

I started doing this “one word” thing a few years ago. Basically, instead of a “New Year’s Resolution”, per se, you choose one word and speak it over the year to come. I really liked the idea. So I’ve kept on doing it.

This year the word I’m choosing is “well”.

And it goes back to this:

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I love the line that says, “Whatever my lot…it is well with my soul.”

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7 Ways to Lower Your Budget in 2016

Well, here we are! You now officially have 2 days of 2015 left. TWO DAYS, PEOPLE!!!

And you KNOW I had to post about budget.

If you’re hoping to be more financially responsible in 2016, you may be searching for ways to lower your budget, as well as stick to it, throughout the coming year.

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Thankfully, there are many methods you can follow to do just that and put more money aside in savings if you need to.

Check these out…

1. Start Saving Energy Around the House

From making it a point to use less water and simply turning off the light when you leave a room, there are plenty of easy ways to save money on your energy bill at home. Start by replacing light bulbs to LEDs that are the most energy efficient option out there. If you have the money to install a programmable thermostat, you can do so as well, as this will help you maintain the optimal temperature at all times, even when you aren’t home. And seal up any gaps throughout your home so you can reduce the amount of cold or hot air that enters and forces your thermostat to work harder. 

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On Packing Up the Holiday Decor

Well, good morning, all! And Happy New Year to each of you!

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Can you believe it’s 2014?! I’m having a hard time with this one! (I’ll be writing 2013 on everything for a while yet, so y’all will just have to bear with me, I’m afraid!)

We had a little party last night, so not too much is on the docket for today except to put away the Christmas decor! The house is gonna look so weird…

And, considering I JUST finished packing up the Fall stuff last week (HA!) I thought I’d share my method (and a couple of free printables!) with all of you!

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