BALL 🏀 // I swear I pull the most attractive facials when I play basketball 😂
Please enjoy this selection of photos that show my typical basketball moments... smiling at the ball, pulling a face like I’m about to be hit in the face or just plain getting in the way whilst others do the work 😅 .
I can’t even ... 🤦🏽♀️ I’m seriously so unco & these photos show it 😂 .
P.S. like my new ball 👟shoes? Well they’re hand-me-downs from my youngest brother 🤦🏽♀️😂 .
Who else is the oldest in their family & getting hand-me-downs from their youngest sibling? 🙋🏽♀️ #me .
All that matters is the Miso and ginger eggplant 🤤 I marinated the eggplant (which I sliced in half and cut lines into diagonally) in 1 tbsp red miso paste (you can use white too), 1 tsp of minced ginger, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sesame oil, 1 tsp honey or kecap manis, 1 tsp rice wine vinegar. Pop in oven at 180c for 35 minutes. Honestly so delicious.
The kids had everything but the eggplant - so the coleslaw, rice and pork loin (and they LOVED it). My pork loin was pan cooked in a marinade of garlic, olive oil, paprika and soy (random but so good). The coleslaw was made up of cabbage, carrot and spring onion. The dressing was sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and a touch of mayo. It all sounds so much more complex than what it was to make! Definitely worth trying 🙌🏼
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Massive cooking day today. My eldest toddler and I whipped up a few meals for the freezer while my youngest was asleep.
We made a pasta bake which was cooling before I put the cheese on top (I used all the odds and ends of dry pasta we had left to get rid of them). We made 4 serves of satay chicken and used microwaveable brown rice to make it easier for us.
We made a massive zucchini slice and had left over bacon which we might have for breakfast.
Lastly, we had tacos for tea (got the taco kit half price a while ago), with a lot of leftover taco mince so I’m not sure whether I will make taco soup or taco salads for lunches for work.
We also made a lemon slice last night so we’ve had some of that for dessert tonight 😋
All up this cost us roughly $27.85.
The pasta bake cost roughly $5.05 and made us 6 serves, the satay chicken cost us about $9 and made 4 serves, the tacos cost us roughly $8.05 and made us 6 tacos with 250g of taco mince left over and the zucchini slice cost us $5.75 and made 12 slices. #mealplanning#mealprep#freezermeals#freezercooking#frugalliving#frugal#frugalmeals#frugallife#budgeting#budgetmeals#debtfreecommunity#ozdebtfreecommunity#ozdebtfreejourney#debtfreejourney
0 521 October, 2019
My husband and I are in a position where we can get rid of our car if we want. He works from home and I can walk to work. We can use delivery services for groceries and uber/lyft for going out. We would be debt-free sooner.
If we keep the car, it would be more convenient and we can drive it until it dies. We will be debt-free by the end of 2020.
So we (okay, just me) been thinking about whether we should sell or keep our car. So before doing something we might regret, we decided to go "carless" for a month and see how it goes. Wish us luck!
Although people usually do monthly targets, I thought it would be best for me to do my goals from payday to payday. I’ve had personal goals but this is the first time I’ve set more rigid ones! I’ve already made a start and I’m listening to the @makingcentspc as I write this (L reccomended this and she’s right, it’s great😭) Would love to know what goals you all have set for the upcoming month, comment below! Hope you all have a great week and month ahead -K
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Mug of the morning for me. There's never enough coffee in the world when I wake up. Nectar of the gods haha. I love coffee I have done ever since my dad made me a cuppa as a kid. Back then he used to drink Mellow Birds. He also loved a cup of tea but unfortunately tea doesn't agree with me even though I like it. I can have a cup every now and then though. When I do drink it I like a cup of Yorkshire tea or morning breakfast tea. What's your favourite?
This has been on my mind a lot recently. I've not had a credit card for over 15 years but recently I've had to make a few large household purchases where I would like that extra protection from the card company should anything go wrong. Instead I've had to ask family to purchase it but I have paid them back immediately as I know the money is always there.
I know people say it increases your credit rating but mine is in the excellent category so far so I'm not worried about that.
I have a family holiday next year and short getaway break and with the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, booking with that extra bit of protection would put my mind at ease (I'm not even sure if debit cards have protection). If I do get one it would also challenge me to ensure I don't over use it and get into debt again. #credit#creditcards#debt#challenge#frugal#savings#protection#finances#financial#financialhelp#money#accounts
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I stayed disciplined throughout the month and rewarded my future self with the consistency of the savings rate I desire.
Looking back it has been a tumultuous journey. It's difficult to reach this point and what I have right here won't last because the only constant in life is change and I am prepared for this to fluctuate, for the better or worse.
Realizing this helps me appreciate what I have at the moment at any given time. A good stable job. Dreams, goals, and motivation to pursue. The tenacity to keep moving forward no matter what.
Let’s talk hobbies: this weekend I spent harvesting our apple tree while and making apple butter and apple sauce while my husband made a euro mount out of his white tail. 🍎🦌 For us, each activity costs less than $10 - had the apples; he had the deer head 🤷🏻♀️I am in the process of finding out what I like to do apart from working that brings me joy. Honestly, feeling like I’m getting a good deal and providing for my family is what really motivates me. The process of harvesting apples and turning them into jam and apple sauce that we eat everyday anyway, was great. Not only did my MIL share her recipes and wisdom with me, but we built a a cool memory together. ❤️ My husbands hobbies tend to be long and drawn out but the benefit is always worth the efforts. His deer mount is a work of art 👌🏼 Anyhow, my goal is to not keep acquiring hobbies that break the bank! Kind of sick or forking our money for hobbies but I think we’re finally hitting that stride of - we have what we need / just enjoy the process and work with what you got.
$70 or 18 items gone from my life. Had a fake eyelash clear out and got rid of so many that have sat there for honestly years. I used to get extensions and then invested in serums (worth it) and go out so infrequently that having that many singles was way OTT. The last time I tried to do some scatter lashes the glue was too old and annoyed me and I just thought what am I bothering with here, I’m not a #realhousewife ! So they’re gone, along with a sale pair of jeans that are super itchy inside and yes, the expired medicine also went back to the pharmacy. So thank you for the supportive words on that a few days ago 😊
MEAL PREP MAKES ME 😆 I love cooking on Sundays bc 1) it relaxes me 2) it's fun to try new things and 3) it feels productive 🙌 I also have been so stressed these last few weeks that it's fallen off the wayside so it's nice to get back on track! This will probably get us though Wednesday: green coconut curry with noodles, roasted potatoes and bok choy with bacon wrapped dates and pickled radish in the works 🥕 What are you eating for lunch this week? 🍜 #sunday#mealprep
I promised myself that my diet starts today! Then I went grocery shopping hungry. 🤦♀️ In other news, I honestly do not remember the last time I bought a magazine! I really don't like wasting my money on them anymore considering I have the internet at my fingertips and that's mostly free. #frugal
However, I bought this one to read on the plane which I never got around to. So it is today's guilty pleasure!
Anything to cure my post holiday blues.
"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle"
This is not the start of our #debtfreejourney . We have been working towards this for several years now, gaining momentum and motivation along the way.
Currently, the only debt we have is our mortgage (under $190K!), And our net worth is approximately $650K.
Our goal is to be #mortgagefree by 40, which is just over 4 years from now. I know we can do it!
Where are you at in your journey? Just starting out? Reached your goals and crushing new ones? Wherever you are, know that you are doing great, and the work is worth it!
With a newborn I find I now make dinner whenever I get a chance... so 2pm in the afternoon it is! Curried sausages tonight, Ill make the rice later just before serving. Getting this out of the way early makes the evenings so much easier. Once the evening routine starts chaos usually ensues so I have to be organised! #keens#curriedsausages#frugal#dinneratourplace#debtfreecommunity
Wanna know how I increased my income so that I could get myself out of debt quickly and save my first-ever emergency fund? Enter the humble waitressing job! I’m addition to my M-F day job, I wait tables about twice a week. It’s an evening and weekend job that I can do as much or as little as I want. It’s flexible and I don’t take my work home with me. There are lots of pro’s to a job like this. Eventually I will make an exit plan for myself so I can free up this time and energy to other parts of life. Until this down payment is raised, though, I am sticking with this. Because without it, I am just making ends meet with my main job. This side hustle makes a world of difference.
6 shifts, $1000. This is how I increase my snowball. Do you have a side hustle? If so, what is it?
6 8321 October, 2019
Fierté de la fin de semaine = donner une nouvelle vie à un banc trouvé sur le bord de la rue.
Nouveau fond pour le rangement, coup de pinceau, charnières et tadaaaam. As good as new.
I don't always upcycle, but when I do, I do it right.
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3 1621 October, 2019
Just wanted to post this friendly reminder! We don’t truly know what anyone is going through. It’s so easy to judge someone just based on outward appearances, but we really don’t know what goes on in their personal lives. Especially when it comes to 💰. That girl who gets her nails done, it’s the only way she treats herself. The guy that has the nice athletic gear, gets them from Plato’s closet and Goodwill. The stylish woman who looks like she has it all together, she’s a single mom raising three kids on one income. You never know! 🤷🏽♀️ So before we make judgements (which is something I personally struggle with), give them the benefit of the doubt.
Any battles that you’re currently struggling with? Mine is learning how to be more patient/understanding when it comes to unforeseen circumstances in my life.
UPDATE: Y’all I thought God was good. He is soooooo much better. I just found out that I hit #1 on the @wsj Best Selling Business List!
Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel! I’m literally in tears right now.
I wish I had time to celebrate but I have a book signing tonight at 6pm. #Houston let’s celebrate together at Books A Million Katy Mills.
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W A I T ... Anyone else see something wrong with this picture?!?! 🤬👇🏾
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Sunday Aldi shopping trip! Spent $46 this week. This week will include: homemade chicken noodle soup, breakfast for dinner, chicken fajitas, tacos, and spaghetti 🍝
What’s on your menu this week?
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So much has changed this year. As I'm sitting here getting ready to submit my final copy for a third paper that will be published, I can't believe how much has changed in such a short time.
Ive paid off over $13k of debt. I've become a mom. I've improved as a teacher. I've gotten a little better as a home maker. 😅
I can't wait to see all the changes in the year ahead. ❤ #debtfreeteacher#debtfreecommunity#debtfreejourney
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Have you done this lately? I have 🙋🏼♀️
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New car, who dis? 😄🚙 Meet my new 2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback! I paid $5,700 cash 💵 including title and registration... and she’s a SALVAGE CAR! 😲
I was scared to do a salvage car at first, but I did a ton of research and wanted to figure this shiz out for all of us.
Salvage can save you 25+ percent on a perfectly working vehicle! There are a couple minor cons, but I’ll get into those, along with all my used car buying knowledge in an upcoming video!
Btw, I’m debt free and had a $10k budget for a new car, so why did I go cheap? Because I have other plans for that money - mainly that multi family home down payment fund, that I’d much rather put that money to.
After selling my old car, I’ll have over $5k left to put toward the house! If I had bought this same car with a clean title, it would have cost $9,500ish after taxes and fees. BIG SAVINGS!
She has 55k miles on her, backup cam, Bluetooth etc and is fully loaded and checked out. ✅