Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Money Jar

Before anything today I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your sweet words of advice and encouragement with my job situation. I appreciate it so much, and have really taken it all to heart! I have been praying praying praying and I will keep you posted!!
 
Last night was wonderful! Sean and I cooked dinner, drank some wine, and cuddled in for some relaxing. It was the perfect celebration of our anniversary! We got to talking about our future dreams and developed the idea of a money jar.
 
 
Each week we have decided to put 20-40 bucks each into the jar...and any extra change or cash we may have on hand and don't need. We will just keep filling the jar until we decide its time to fulfil one of our dreams.
 
One of our dreams is to travel. Neither of us have been to many places, so this is something we would really love to experience. Whether it is packing up and road tripping to the northern part of our home state of Minnesota to explore all the little towns and beautiful nature.....
 



Or road tripping to our neighbor state to check out the black hills.....

 
Or hopping on a plane and traveling across the country to Hawaii, or maybe even Ireland or Italy.
 

I would be happy to go to any of these places with my sweet hubby...I think the company is more important than the location :)

Another one of our dreams is to own an old classic car or truck. Sean has always LOVED cars. He has also always wanted to own a classic to pull out on a hot summer day to cruise around in. I can see us riding around in one of these, this can't you?



Whatever we decide to do with our money jar will be amazing. It is fun to dream of the future and think of things we want to share together. As you can tell these past few days have been full of thinking about my future...so when I opened my Dove chocolate and saw this message today, I felt so much peace and hope.

 
Bless you sweet friends!! Have a wonderful day!
 
Jamie Leigh

20 Comments:

Michelle P said...

That beach picture you posted is actually the background on my computer, I want to visit!

And we have a classic truck, and it's wonderful. We bought it around 2 years ago for around $4K, and it's already worth around $18-20K.

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

I love to travel! We are talking about planning a trip with our friends- traveling is spendy but it is so worth it. We are going to try to get in the habit of doing it every year!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Aww I didn't know you guys wanted a classic! You should join our club! We get cars donated to give to members!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Aww I didn't know you guys wanted a classic! You should join our club! We get cars donated to give to members!

Faith said...

ok, the picture of the what the inside of the dove wrapper says literally gave me chills ... wow, what a sign.

and i love the idea of a money jar. we do the same thing. everyone always wonders how we can travel so much ... it is because of a money jar. 20 bucks a week is nothing and you really don't feel that you are saving a lot, but in the end the reward is amazing!

Erin said...

Very cool post! Hubby and I were just talking last night about all our travel dreams... a money jar would be a fun way to look forward to them :)

Elizabeth Rose said...

Great ideas!
I've also heard of using a display box and putting a picture in it of where you want to go and then filling it up with money over time..
Such a cute blog! I will be back x

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

our dream is definitely to travel. who wouldn't want to see the world and the beautiful creations that were created!
xo TJ

alicia said...

love the idea of your money jar! best of luck to you.

marie said...

I say travel while you are without kids, you will never regret it, and most likely not have the time or funds once the kiddos come.

It's wonderful to have goals to work towards.

Mimi said...

I used to do a money jar...dont know why i stopped. Sounds like you had such a nice night in...I am hoping to do some relaxing and cuddling with my hubby tonight!

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Breanna said...

Oh my gosh! I am so happy I came across your blog today!

I loved this post...so motivational :) You are a fantastic writer and I can't wait to read more! :)

Breanna
http://therushfamily.blogspot.com

Danielle and Trev said...

Such a great idea! I love this. May just have to steal it :)

Lib at Truly His said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I think we are going to have to do this but so true...it does not matter where you are, but who you are with!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

lol..we have a money bottle too..but we call it our family fund though...last year we got so much money at the end of the year...it was awesome!

Ena said...

:) my boyfriend and I want to start a jar like this too :)

Ena said...

:) my boyfriend and I want to start a jar like this too :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You're making me want to go on vacation... especially considering how freezing it is outside right now.

Kendra said...

I love the idea of the money jar and dreaming big! There are so many beautiful places to see in this world!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

We have a "drawer" that we throw money in. It definitely helped a lot when we went to Italy last October!

You two should take a trip to Yosemite and come through Sacramento! You've got a free place to stay here! :)