Friday, December 31, 2010

FMTSO: Beginnings

A new year, a new you, new beginnings, new town. What is new, changing, evolving. New in your town or new with you if you care to share.  This is the theme for this week's Friday My Town Shoot Out.

Since I don't have any babies or grandbabies, I can't post new beginnings in that sense, but I can start over in my marriage by being more present instead of drifting off into lala land and dreaming dreams that are impossible to fulfill.  It's time to plant my feet firmly on the ground instead of floating along with the clouds. This week I was floating high and yesterday I fell off that cloud as I have many times before, but this time I think I finally learned my lesson.  It's personal. It's heartfelt.  It's time I grew up.

The new year brings new goals and new dreams.  In order to obtain those goals I need to plan and save for certain things.  That's why I will have a new budget.  We live on a budget every month and we pretty much get anything we want.  We know where our money goes and we can have fun and save for our future at the same time.  It's awesome being completely debt free.

I haven't completed my budget yet but this is the online form that I use.
You can find it at

Out with the old...........

In with the new

We haven't put the hardwood floor in yet, but this is the color we got.

I'm very excited to get a mini overhaul in my home.

I like my personality but sometimes I find myself wishing I could overhaul myself to please others.
Certain others not strangers.
Maybe I mean certain OTHER.

Oh well.  I am letting it go and I am going to have the best year ever.

Happy New Year, Everyone!


  1. you are very open and frank with your thoughts and feelings here JarieLyn. don't feel alone though, we have all been there. the new floor looks nice. do you listen to Dave Ramsay?

    Happy New Year!!

  2. Happy New Year and enjoy that floor, it looks lovely.

  3. I like your out with the old, in with the new approach, JarieLyn. It will be nice for you to have a new floor look in the new year. And I hope 2011 brings all you wish for.

  4. wonderful thoughts missy. I refused to write AGAIN about the 10 pounds I need to remove./ I love hardwood floors I think them timeless, you will never have to overhaul again.

  5. It is exciting renovating your house. I see the light colored carpet is out? Ready for babies and baby stains and spills? LOl

    Happy New Year.

  6. Floors that you love make all the difference! It's the foundation, after all. How fitting that you do it as the old turns new.

    Best to you in 2011!

  7. The floor's lovely! over here it's more common to used the ceramic tiles in our homes.

  8. LOVE IT!!

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆ 2011
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  9. That's right JL! Let it go and be you. I love you just the way you are! And the floor aint bad either! Smooches!

  10. Just remember your loved just the way you are right now. You dont need to change for anyone but yourself and only if you want too. I really do like the out with the old carpet in with the wood floor though, it's going to feel so much better to have your on taste in your own home.



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