Don’t have much money? You can still have fun with a stay-cation!

It’s Spring Break and fortunately Piper and I are both off at the same time.  Unfortunately we are on stay-cation mode, due to the strict budget I’ve been on for a year now, because A) I’m saving for Piper’s braces, and B) I want to get rid of my debt.  I’ve been listening to Dave Ramsey on a daily basis to keep me motivated, and in this past year I lowered my debt by 8,000 dollars so far!


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Regardless, we were still able to have fun with family and friends. Piper’s week started off with an illness, but she is on the mend, beginning with a day at the pool, and  banana cream pie for Pi day.   Piper had no interest in practicing math problems in honor of Pi day, like I suggested. We were happy to find out that, Piper got accepted to the high school she wanted to get into.  I dusted off  my camera and snapped some photos of our fab stay-cation:)

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2016-03-15 14.38.24We took Noni out for her birthday lunch at Joyride, and then, went to Mac for the perfect red lipstick, and finished the day at Frost for frozen gelatos.2016-03-20 13.28.01
I kept busy with a new book, We Are Not Ourselves, and a new Inky
Coloring book which is surprisingly relaxing and meditative!

2016-03-16 18.42.36My mother and I went over to her friend Mara’s house and helped her feed and put her twins to sleep.  Here is Nick who couldn’t stop flirting with me.
2016-03-16 11.42.25 2016-03-16 11.45.10I met my sister and Joel for lunch at the Taco Guild which has the best damn street corn eva!  It’s such a cute place refurbished from an old Methodist church.  It has the original stained glass windows still in it.

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014c1097b1d811e6012a8f1a1c5798fe52d3fb0abeI also did extra cleaning projects and re-painted my dresser, from shabby chic to just plain white. I still need to replace the knobs too.  I planted some spring flowers in honor of the first day of spring.

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Piper and her friend at the tip top, so busy looking at their phone!2016-03-17 19.28.08

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We ended our week with a night at Castles and Coasters and a friend’s birthday and me getting the same illness as Piper.  Why do we get sick on spring break???

I hope this time next year we’ll actually go somewhere, but all in all, it was still a great stay-cation.  Being able to relax and get away from the rat race, by sipping coffee in the morning instead of making lunches is more than worth not being able to go on a great trip.








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