Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6 Free Things To Do When You Have No Money

I grew up being taught to be aware of how much money you have, spend less than what you make, and other good money management techniques. Now that I'm a "real adult" (kind of), I'm trying to actually use those techniques and I'll admit, it's more difficult than I thought! I have had to let go of some extras and find more free things to do, especially on a new teacher's budget! If you're in the same spot as me, I have a few ideas of free things you can do when you have no money to spend on extras.

6 Free Things To Do When You Have No Money

Watch a movie

Watch a movie you own, but haven't seen in a while. Make it an event by pulling out some snacks, setting up all the blankets and pillows, and turning off the lights.

Visit the library

Visit your local library, walk up and down the rows and rows of books, and find a good book to read. I'm able to find a lot of the books that I want to read at my library and even find some other titles that catch my interest and find their way on to my reading list!

Visit a park

Head over to a nearby park and go for a walk, take pictures, or just hang out. To me, nothing sounds better than enjoying some nature, doing something (mildly) active, and finding some beautiful views to photograph.

Read outside

There's nothing better than sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine (while it lasts) and reading a good book. In summer and early fall I like to sit outside on my porch and read one of the books that have been sitting on my shelves.

Take some selfies

Not just weird faces to send your best friend (although that's good, too). Get all dressed up and then master the art of the selfie. You'll have some nice, new pictures to post to Instagram or to use for a new profile pic.

Learn about something that interest you

With the internet and all the free resources it offers, there's really no excuse to not be learning something new, even if you're low on cash. Whether you prefer learning via YouTube videos, podcast, or articles anything that interests you is just a search away.

What are some other free things you like to do? Are you going to try any of these ideas? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Blogtober 16 - Weekend Wrap Up

This weekend was a bit special since it was my dad's birthday, my siblings in college were home, and my youngest brother who's a senior in high school had one of his last band competitions. 

Weekend Wrap Up for October 13-15


Friday was my dad's birthday, so after work I stopped at my apartment just long enough to pack a little bag, get his gift and my cat, Maya so we could head to my parents' house for the weekend. I feel so bad leaving her all week that I feel like I have to bring her with me, especially since she loves playing with their cat. By the time I got to my parents' house, we only saw each other for a little bit before I went to bed.


Saturday all my siblings came home from college and we all went to my youngest brother's band competition. Luckily there was one other school's band between his and the school I teach at so I got to see both my brother play and some of my former students (since I'm now at the middle school, not high school).  We went out for lunch and then we watched a movie when we got home. Later, my dad opened his birthday gifts.


I slept in, did a little bit of blogging, and spent time with my family before heading back to my apartment. When I got back to my apartment I did some planning in my bullet journal, did some chores, picked out my outfits for the week (very important as it's parent-teacher conferences!) and cooked dinner. Did a bit more blogging and watched Poldark, which is a great drama I've gotten into watching this month.

How was your weekend? What do you do to prepare for a busy week? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Blogtober 15 | 15 Happy Things

Today I'm sharing 15 happy things from the first half of this month. I always like reading these types of posts because they remind me to take time to think about all the happy things in my life, too. 

15 Happy Things

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blogtober 12 - My Current Favorite Songs

Listening to music in the morning is the only way to get me out of bed some days. I've been listening to these songs in the morning as I get up and drive to work. I've been listening to my 2017 and throwback playlists a lot lately, so a few songs on this playlist are throwbacks.

20+ songs I'm loving at the moment