we’re BACK!!! i totally skipped out on the last five on friday due to sicklings taking over my life, but this week brought a new year, a new perspective, and a new outlook on getting things done. let’s kick 2014 off right:
one. after holiday sales
now is THE BEST time to shop…yes, i know a lot of us are working on the whole budget/saving mentality, but stores are offering incredible savings to stock up for next year, finish out this season, and i found some fun spring/summer staples for less than $10 a piece so i will have some pretties to wear once the season changes. my favorites are loft (save an extra 60% off clearance), jcrew factory (take additional 40% off sale), anthropologie (take extra 25% off sale) and gap (30% off your entire purchase).
two. notes of great cheer
want a fun way to savor the sweet stuff this year?? i found this idea via pinterest and couldn’t wait to share! start with an empty jar (mason ones are the best…hello south) and then fill it with notes about good things that happen…they can be little victories, big accomplishments, sentimental stuff, you get the idea. then, on new years eve, empty it and see what good things came your way that year. easy, free, and a fun way to keep things in perspective.
one of my goals this year is to dive into using my new kitchen…getting back to meal planning (because it helps save so much $$$ when grocery shopping) and because i know my little family is a lot happier at night when mama has cooked dinner. and yes, that way i don’t have to think about lunch because we can have leftovers :). i shared these last year, but wanted to post again just in case others of you out there need help to get it done and get back on track!