Hey friends, Sarah here! I hope that your new year is off to the most wonderful of starts! Have you stuck with all your resolutions so far?! There is something so wonderfully exciting about the beginning of a brand new year. I spend hours upon hours daydreaming about all of the wonderful experiences and memories the next 365 days are going to bring, and love sitting down with Ben to write down our resolutions and goals for the year (which for this year includes eating a few less cupcakes ; ) During this time we also take a look at all of the systems we had in place during the previous year (for both our business and personal lives) and figure out if there’s anything that could happen a bit more efficiently or give us more free time for fun.
This year I’m happy to say that as we looked back at 2015, there were a ton of things that worked wonderfully, and today I’m going to share one of our personal life hacks with you guys. Friends, meet the Budget Notebook.
I ordered one of these little cuties at the beginning of last year when I was looking to keep all of our financial records in one place. I knew I wanted something tangible, because while I am all for the paper free revolution that is happening, there are just some things I still require in good ol’ paper and pencil. And after a ton of searching I stumbled upon Ashley’s line of practical products in cute prints.
I love grabbing my favorite pen and writing out our list of expenses each month, then getting to check each off as I take care of it. (Is this the nerdiest thing ever? Quite possibly. But will you be hooked if you try it? Most definitely.)
It’s gotten to the point where I actually don’t mind talking about our life budget or making a plan for our debt. And sitting down to do our bills at the start of every month has begun to be something I look forward to (Ok. Now that is DEFINITELY the nerdiest thing ever.)
And because I love this little book so much, I am stoked to say that Ashley Shelley was sweet enough to donate one for one lucky blog reader!
To enter just leave a comment below telling us either why you’d love one or what one of your favorite systems is.
And for a super awesome extra entry share this post on Facebook, and then leave an additional comment to let us know you did.
The winner will be selected randomly and announced Tuesday morning! Good luck everyone!
Love + Laughs,