yesterday was kinda perfect, in it's own relaxing way.
taylor and I pulled out our chess set (there was a time in our marriage when we were playing multiple games a day--every day. we are a liiiitle competitive.)
we sat outside with our lemonade and the perfect weather, and played a few rounds.
in taylor's favor. ha
the other day, I found a bunch of barnes and noble gift cards that have accumulated over the years.
so yesterday, we decided to take a trip down and get some "free" books.
taylor and I are both nerds when it comes to that store.
it is always one of our favorite date destinations.
and we walked away with some pretty good books that I'm quite excited about!
aaand, we ended the night with our very favorite friends watching bachelor in paradise.
ohhhh that show has us wrapped around its little dramatic finger.
and guess what it is?
we devote september to rebalancing ourselves and forcing ourselves to take a hard look at what we are spending our money on.
(see here for last years!)
other than the regular bills, groceries, etc., not a single extra dollar is spent in september.
and we are hard core about it.
it's actually kind of fun--and REALLY eye opening!
try it with us! it's not too late to start!
plus it has a catchy name ;)
it's also a chance for us to be super creative on our dates--like going to barnes and noble and spending giftcards--no money!
orrrr chess on the back patio!
and also--I've mentioned before how I struggle with anxiety and stress.
I have finally FINALLY found a solution that takes me off of all medication.
one word: oils.
dear skeptics: I was on your side, not long ago.
until they changed my life!
if you want to know what I do for my anxiety/stress, leave a comment and I'll email you details.
it will change your life!
aaand happy tuesday!
and no spendtember!
and HIGH FIVE ME AND SEND ME GOOD VIBES FOR OUR CHESS TOURNAMENT TONIGHT.
I MUST WIN.