Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning

This IS a Minnesota heat wave!
This weather has me SUPER excited! It is warming up, things are starting to melt, and each day is getting a little bit longer. In less then two weeks Daylight Saving Time will begin and that means it will be light out until after 7:00 p.m. I can't wait! Warmer weather always inspires me to get my body moving and do some spring cleaning.
First, many of you may have noticed that I have updated the blog over the last few days. I even created a button using one of Hubby Jack's tutorials and added some love for my bloggie friends on the sidebar. If you feel like giving some love back please grab my button. I'm trying to get things in tip-top shape before Nikki includes me in her Sponsor Post. I also had to clean up my Blogger Reading List, I was following almost 200 blogs and that shit was overwhelming. I cut that number in half so I can focus on the ladies I love the most!

Second, we started cleaning out the storage room on Sunday night (Mr. You Betcha's idea) and are getting ready to sell some junk again. Where does all this stuff come from? Seriously, we have some wedding gifts that are still in their original packages (we have been married almost 5 year). Don't get me wrong, we were thankful for every gift we received. However, I sold Pampered Chef for over 3 years before we got married and it's safe to say my kitchen was well stocked before the big day. I have at least 3 sets of kitchen utensils (spatulas, spoons, ladles) in the storage room and I honestly would feel guilty if I got rid of them. Don't even get me started on the 15 cans of leftover paint (most are at least 1/2 empty).

Not going to lie, I have a basket of empty toilet paper rolls in there.
Can we say hoarder?
Third, we had our taxes done a few weeks ago and it always makes me want to reevaluate our finances. Mr. You Betcha and I took Dave Ramsey's course awhile ago and we have finally decided to go all in! Well sorta, we owe money on our cars and house but will not be selling either. We will be making a strict budget and sticking to it along with snowballing our debt. I think we do well for ourselves, have saving/retirement and all that good stuff, but I always feel like we could be doing better.

Fourth, I cleaned out the refrigerator last night and will NOT be letting JUNK FOOD much junk food back into our lives. The "staples" that are currently occupying our refrigerator are Reduced Fat String Cheese, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Milk, Fresh Fruit, Veggies, Eggs, and condiments. I am trying to eat healthier and healthier every day but there are some things I won't make my family sacrifice because of my diet. Also, I believe anything is fine in moderation and I will continue to eat my ice cream out of a measuring cup as a sweet treat every once in awhile.

1/2 cup Schwan's Peanut Butter Candy Crunch- Yummo!
Finally, someone wanna help me clean up this kid?

Sugar Lips
Happy {almost} Spring!



  1. I am so excited about this weather! In California I would have been complaining how miserably cold 32 degrees is... But here, I was thinking of unpacking my summer clothes! HA!

    I love Pinterest E-Card. It's so true! I find myself hoarding random shit because "I saw this thing on Pinterest..."

    And lastly, thanks for putting my button on your page! I will be returning the love for sure!!

  2. I cleaned up my blog reading list too. I wasn't cool enough to hang with some of the big girl bloggers so I said peace out!

    You're getting a lot accomplished. Want to make a trip to the west coast to help me next? :)

  3. I will take some of your utensils! ;)
    Once i start cleaning, I know we will have more stuff for a sale. And a lot of stuff for city wide cleanup!