New Year Challenge
I know this challenge gets circulated every so often, especially around the new year.
I continuously promise myself to do it just for fun and never have!
2017 will be different.
In 2017 I am going to save and not dip into my envelope and I will have $1,378 to burn on our next vacation adventure!
My inspiration this year? Planner stickers. I love my Erin Condren planner! I was browsing Etsy for the perfect 52 week challenge stickers and I think I found them. I asked the shop owner for a discount code for my readers and she was happy to oblige! Check out LyRainzStickrzNStuff and use discount code 2CRAZYMARES for 10% off any order! I highly suggest the little money bag saving stickers! They remind me of Scrooge McDuck from the Duck Tales, they're so cute! I can't wait for mine to come in!
Once my stickers arrive I will add them to each Monday of the year and as each Monday goes by I will add the cash amount on the sticker to my cute and inexpensive(!) envelope.
I chose an envelope in hopes that seeing it get thicker will further motivate me to not dip into it...
I will be adding to this post regularly!
Please share your motivation if you are participating in this challenge this year! I'd love to hear from you!
Tag #2Crazymares52 on Instagram if you post any challenge pictures!
Don't forget to check out LyRainzStickrzNStuff and use 2CRAZYMARES for your 10% off you 2017 planner stickers!
*This goal is to have extra "fun" money at the end of the year that isn't already budgeted into our normal bills/savings*
*I do not receive any profits from stickers purchased with the 2CRAZYMARES coupon code they are simply a fun way to track the challenge*
1.) I have been married to my best friend since June 2011 (although we count February 3rd 2007 as our real anniversary).
2.) I have a cat, dog, and 2 horses. (Luna, Arlo, Twobits, and Shelby)
3.) The Horses are my Blog and Etsy shop namesakes. (Twobits and Shelby ARE 2 crazy mares)
4.) I am a legally unlicensed childcare provider, I watch 3 of my friends hooligans and my family.
5.) I have tried crocheting off and on for over a decade, learning was a struggle because I'm a southpaw.
6.) I finally forced myself to learn how to crochet last year after my mom said she couldn't make me a blanket until the grandkid's blankets are finished, my impatience has opened up a door to a new passion. (Still no blanket though)
7.) Even though I have chosen watching children as my profession I don't enjoy babies. I love the fun toddler stage which makes the year of poo and tears worth it!
8.) I love to read and average a book a week, more now that I have discovered Audible. I can craft and listen to books. #dreamsdocometrue
9.) I love to decorate my planner and bullet journal.
10.) My 2 biggest Etsy purchases are crochet patterns and planner stickers.
11.) I'm the oldest of 6 kids, I have 4 sisters and a brother. (Amanda, Andrea, Vanessa, Adam, Sofie)
12.) I don't like sports. I really only enjoy racing, whether its a car or a horse.
13.) I love cooking and baking, but hate my kitchen set up it is hard to accommodate the dishes and tools needed.
14.) I have family from Germany and we carry over many of the traditions but I still can't speak fluently.
15.) Board games are life and I hate when I lose.
16.) I caught up on 12 seasons of Grey's Anatomy in month and a half, once I started I couldn't stop.
17.) I make horse hair jewelry and love being able to make a special keepsake for those that have lost a special horse.
18.) Country concerts are my favorite.
19.) On Wednesdays I drink moscato and watch American Housewife, Katie is my spirit animal.
20.) Although I love my dog, I will never have another puppy again, he is exausting.
21.) I love MLM sales parties, they are an addiction, tell me you are selling something and I can possibly win a coupon by doing something ridiculous and I will be there.
22.) With that said, I hate MLM sales! I cannot tell you how many times I have had a "friend" that I haven't heard from in years say "Hey how's it going? Random....but I'm now selling ______ and I'm in town! I'd love to tell you about it" without even giving me the chance to respond.
Come on people! I'm an easy sale, just tell me I'm pretty or something first. BAHAHA
23.) I am retiring from childcare in 5 years. I love it, but I want time to get my craft on, play with my horses, and travel.
24.) I sleep talk and apparently I'm not very nice while doing it.
25.) I love target shooting. I would really love to get into mounted target shooting in the next few years.