Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabulous July

July was kind of a big deal. There is no doubt about that. So let's take a second and check out the other 30 days in the month--

Air Conditioning-
We are on our 7th heat wave of the summer in the City of Brotherly Love. It has been god awful hot. Without good ole AC, I don't think I would have made it.

I've said multiple times- if I wasn't a taken woman, I would marry AC (not Slater) I love it so much.

Lately I have been getting A LOT of e-mails about my DIY Hydrangea Pomanders. So for kicks and giggles, I decided to Google the words "diy hydrangea pomander" and look what the first listing is:
Holy crap, I am the very first listing! I don't even show up as the first listing when I Google my full name!

Also, this month I made it to 50 followers! I know a lot of blogs out there have 13,442,823 but I pride myself on quality, not quantity. And you my followers friends, are quality ;)

Well, I wasn't going to completely ignore the fact that I GOT MARRIED this month

Apparently I'm an Asian tourist..???

But not only did I tie the knot, but so did my good friend Justin, and I am still so happy for them

Paid in Full-
See that hunk of steel?

Her name is Sasha. She is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport with 135,000 miles. She gets 17 miles to the gallon, has a fresh pair of brake rotors and as of 1:39 pm EST yesterday, she is all mine. That's right, I paid off my car this month! I am so excited about this. JEGs and I had a little surplus this month, so he made the suggestion of putting it towards my car payment. That means every month we get to put an extra $181.73 into our savings- and getting us a little closer to that 15% down payment I wanted!

Finally, I have to say my handsome husband is pretty fabulous. Not only is he the most loving and caring person I know, but he's pretty handy! While on vacation, we noticed that my Jeep needed new brake pads (and eventually rotors too). While we were down the shore, that 6'4 hunk of man swapped out Sasha's brakes with a jack, a piece of wood and whatever tools he could scrounge up in 100+ degree weather-- and didn't complain once. I gots me a keeper. Yes I did.

Well July, the next time we see you, JEGs and I will be whipping out that chunk of cake from the freezer and celebrating our first anniversary-- you can bring the champagne.

Always & Forever,


Danielle and Clint said...

YEAH! I am part of the Jeep club myself! We have a Compass, but it's not paid for completely yet. I have to say, even though it's not totally the best on gas, I love my Jeep!

July was an excellent month for you!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

we are actually saving to get a Jeep by Feb. next year, we need a second vehicle and definetly we dont want to finance. Me like yours! Congrats again on a fabulous July!

LindaG said...

Well, you know I am from a Jeep family..... so no further comments necessary! :)

Kasey said...

Aww that photo makes me miss my Jeep :( I used to have a Grand Cherokee and LOVED it, however at the time, with all the hurricanes that hit us, gas went up and up and up [it was a V8] and I just couldn't afford it financially with my commute. Sadly... I had to trade her in for a smaller car.

Since 2005 I have owned an Acura and have also recently [as of last month] joined the 'Paid off my Car' club. It's a great GREAT feeling, so welcome to the club! :)

.....I plan to keep the Acura around for a couple more years and get myself a new JEEP! :)

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Amanda said...

Yea! You got married--don't you love mrs. life right now?!

Congrats for getting Sasha paid off...I'm hoping to get my girl, Sadie, paid off in about 3 years. Fingers Crossed!

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