Student Loan Payoff Celebration #1!

You guys, you guys, you guys, you guys, you guys.

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I’ve talked about student loans here before and I’ve certainly come a looooong way since this post from three years ago.

When we got married, we decided to pay off our student loans as quickly as possible.¬†Some people talk about the Dave Ramsey plan but really, it’s common sense.¬†After we built a solid emergency savings fund, we decided that all of our extra money (tax refunds, bonuses at work, wedding money, birthday money, etc. etc.) go straight to loans in addition to the money we were saving each month after bills. And as a result of that, we were able to pay off one of my student loans…the one with a 7.9% interest rate (ALWAYS pay off the highest interest rate loan first) in 10 months*. TEN MONTHS. And we’re damn proud of ourselves. So I’m shouting it from the rooftops…blogging about it.

Just another year or two until our epic Student Loan Payoff Party and you’re all invited.

*I should clarify. Obviously, as soon as I graduated, I started making the minimum payments on this loan. But after we got married and joined our finances, we decided to make student loans a priority and we were able to pay off the remaining amount in ten months. Hooray!

Productive Weekend at its Finest

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my latest post asking for help with our bedroom pictures! We ended up going with black and white…so let’s all hope it turns out the way I imagine it. We should get the pictures in the mail this week and we hope to get everything framed as soon as possible because if we wait, it’ll be another six months before it’s done.

Speaking of house improvements, this weekend was another one where we kicked ass. Perhaps it wasn’t the most fun weekend ever (read: not fun at all), but it feels so good to have gotten so many things done. On Friday, we had a hot date with our garage to clean it out. I don’t know how, but we’ve accumulated a lot of crap in our year and a half of owning our house so we got rid of the stuff we never use or don’t want. No hoarding here!

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We also decided to do round two of growing grass. We weren’t successful the first time around, so we have our fingers crossed that fall really is the best time to plant.

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I did a major overhaul of my closet, complete with picking up some new workout clothes from Target. They have their summer stuff on super sale, so I grabbed this cute tank. Annnnd a new pair of sweats. #canthavetoomany

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My side of the closet is so organized and pretty now. Nobody needs to ever see the disaster it was prior to this picture being taken. Ever.

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In between cleaning out our garage, planting grass and more, I made a big ole pot of the best chili ever and we’ve been enjoying it today while watching football. Did I mention how much I love fall?

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Not mentioned above: dusting, vacuuming, dish washing, laundering, shopping, returning, shopping some more, etc. etc. etc.

I also got a run in today! More on that in my training recaps, but it felt so good to run in this weather. It’s my favorite! Now, it’s time to crack open another Oktoberfest and relaxxxxxxx.