5 things I’m loving right now

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My my, it’s been quite awhile since my last visit with you all!  I have to admit that I have missed blogging something awful and am anxious to get back to it.  So as a return, here’s what I haven’t been blogging about recently:

1) Doing my own laundry.  

We purchased a portable washing machine a few months back and I realized how much I enjoy doing laundry.  Especially cloth diapers. It’s oddly satisfying to have a clean and dry load of diapers.  My fellow cloth diaper moms understand me though, so maybe (hopefully?) it’s not just me.

Tristan is fascinated by the spin cycle.
Tristan is fascinated by the spin cycle.

Related: How to do laundry in an apartment (without hookups)

2) A budget that works.

After a year and a half of marriage, we (actually it was totally Mr. Crunchy) finally settled on a budgeting system that works for us! We are so excited that it works for both of us, and thanks to his forethought, we came in significantly under budget this week!

3) Watching our baby grow!

Tristan is now scoot-crawling, saying “mama” (which currently means “I need something,” “I want something,” or “someone please pay attention to me right this instant!”). Still teething, though not at all miserable about it.  Working on sitting and can manage for a bit on his own.  He has his own little scooter chair that he rolls around the house in and he feels like such a grown up.  We have given him some mashed up blueberry and banana so far and both times he has acted thoroughly insulted so solid foods aren’t really a thing for him yet.  I can’t believe he will be 7 months old on Sunday!  Father Time, please slow down.

Our sweet big boy!
Our sweet big boy!

4) A new routine.

I worked my way through Money Saving Mom’s Makeover Your Mornings course and LOVED it.  I can’t recommend it enough.  For one, I learned that I actually enjoy waking up at 6am.  Whodathunk?? I get more accomplished and my household has been running better now that I am not waiting for the last minute to do things like dishes, laundry, and baking.  I downloaded a free app called Wunderlist and now have a running “to-do” list of things – organized by day for necessary tasks and then another master list of things I would like to do eventually for when I have spare time.  Download it, use it, thank me later.

5) Personal development.

I just started Chalene Johnson’s free 30 Day Push, and though I’m only on day 3 I’m really enjoying it!  I’m excited to work through the rest of it and see how implementing what she says influences my life.

Bonus! (because I can’t stop)

6) My morning shake.


This morning I made a vanilla chai shake for breakfast and I can’t get enough.  And now I get to experiment with different flavors.

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