Batten down the hatches


This is a photo of Ryan and I last December when we had weeks of crazy weather (well, crazy for Seattle).  We took some fun walks in the snow and some nail-biting bus rides between our apartments. And holed up for several days at a time with hot cocoa and the Xbox.

Today is Ryan's official last day at his job. We found out just before Thanksgiving that the company he'd been contracted with for two years decided to let him go.  Kind of a blow since we'd just spent a lot on the move and all, and you  know, pesky Christmas coming up.

We've been planning how we'll cut back, put ourselves on a pretty strict spending freeze, and buckled down. Then earlier this week I found out my hours at work are being reduced from 40 to 32. Now it's really time to batten down the hatches.

I'm not trying to throw a pity party here. But I wanted to share with you, my readers who visit day after day, what's going on in my life. I've been sort of distracted from the blog and reading YOUR blogs in the last few weeks just trying to get my head wrapped around our situation and figure out our plan. So sorry about that.

In the meanwhile, you can expect to see more posts about living frugally and decorating and dressing stylishly on a budget. Accessible style is always something I've tried to focus on, so I hope you enjoy it.

As always, thank you for reading and your support! Have a great weekend. xoxo