Money, Monthly Budget Breakdown

The June Budget Breakdown

May 26, 2015
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Welcome back to the budget breakdown here at True Good and Beautiful!

I know, these are your favorite posts, right? ūüėČ

Let’s dive back into some good ole budget accountability and fun!

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. Then we have a photo link up portion where YOU can upload a photo of your budget committee meeting for the month!

So, what expenses might you expect in the month of June: Continue Reading…

Intentional Living, Mission

My Prayer Life As A Mother

May 18, 2015
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Let’s just go ahead and sum up my prayer life as a mom in one¬†photo.

Yup.

It’s been blown to smithereens.

There are days that I am alright with that fact and other days I grown impatient with it.

All in all I know it’s NORMAL and for some amount of time it’s appropriate.

But Josie is nearing 6 months now…and believe it or not, I am getting a hang of this thing called motherhood. I sometimes know what my day will look like, as opposed to being clueless as to what this tiny creature would do the next minute let alone hour.

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Money

The May Budget Breakdown

April 29, 2015
may-budget

Howdy.

Here we are again. Time for some good ole budget accountability and fun!

In these posts we will write-up typical expenses that may get overlooked for the particular month. Then we have a photo link up portion where YOU can upload a photo of your budget committee meeting for the month!

So, what expenses might you expect in the month of May?

  • Mother’s Day (I can’t believe we FINALLY get to budget for this!!!) :)
    • Brunch
    • Flowers
    • Gifts
    • Crafts
    • Etc.
    Cinco de Mayo Party Spring Cleaning Supplies
    • Mop, Broom, Vacuum
    • Organizational boxes
    • Filing Cabinet
    • Birthday gifts
    • Wedding gifts
    • Graduation gifts
    • Summer travel
      • Extra gas money
      • Flights
      • Rental car
      • Hotels
      Memorial Day
      • Party with friends
      • Grilling supplies
      • Wreath’s for graves of Veterans
      Animal expenses
      • Flea/Tick medications for animals you plan to take out into the woods/hikes
      Summer supplies
      • Bathing suits
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      Entertainment
      • Entry fees for fun races (Rugged Maniac)
      • Blockbuster movies (Avengers)
      Yard supplies
      • Gasoline for mower
      • Landscaping
      Utilities increase
      • Air conditioning
      • Fans
      Summer Recreation
      • Hiking Supplies
      • Camping Supplies
      • Swimming pool¬†pass
      • State Parks pass

      Again, these are some expenses we‚Äôve found ourselves budgeting for this month, so they might be¬†applicable to you or not. Some of these expenses are best budgeted for as a sinking fund...like vacations or gifts. About this time of the year we have to book a lot of travel for the summer months and it’s helpful if several months of flight¬†expenses don’t hit all at once in the same month.

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Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week

April 22, 2015
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It’s National Infertility Awareness Week again.

Here at True Good and Beautiful we write about this sensitive topic year-round but it’s important to have a week dedicated to awareness, just like any other rare illness out there.

A group of 430 people suffering infertility got together and composed a blog post which I am now re-posting here at TG&B for your reading pleasure. I hope and pray it brings consolation to those suffering infertility and insight to those desiring to learn more about this cross.

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Adoption, Infertility, Marriage, Mission, Money

New Here? Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves

April 21, 2015
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Today Amanda guest posted over  with Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee on the Catholic News Agency blog.

We battled infertility (still do) for the first 3.5 years of our marriage so this topic is close to our hearts. We hope and pray it helps others to love their family and friends carrying the cross of infertility better.

Many of you are probably visiting us here at True Good & Beautiful for the very first time today.

Welcome!

We want to take a minute and share with you who we are and how you can join us more regularly if you like what you see on Jenny’s¬†blog.

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Parenting

Our Nursing Redemption: The Final Chapter

April 17, 2015
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I am so glad to FINALLY be writing this post…because it means that things with nursing between Josie and I are going well!

Many of you have joined me in this journey back when I revealed our initial nursing battles.

Then I had your support and continued encouragement when I posted about further complications but glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel.

Well here I am today with a final blog post…the one we’ve all been waiting for.

This is the chapter in our nursing journey where I tell you that things with Josie and I have taken a turn for the best.

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