Bucket List Updates… Almost there!

Under the Oaks blog: Bucket List Updates... Almost There!

Annie’s Bucket List Updates…

1. Get healthy and stay healthy. We are probably about 85% Paleo. I know that’s not great and we are trying for 100% but we just started AND we have been really awesome at only buying paleo at the grocery store. The other 15% is usually at other people’s houses or out at happy hour. Fitness however is lacking… seriously lacking. If you read my post on Tuesday, you know I’m thinking about this. Yoga has to happen soon!

2. Become financially stable or something quite close. Next week we will be paying off our Discover card only to transfer 4 low balance, high interest cards and partial of another! Our transfer is 0% for over a year so we are saving a ton of money and time consolidating. One of my 3 student loans is almost paid off and Jason’s one student loan is pretty close too. We are closer to the halfway point of being “bad debt free” (we will still have car and house payments to make) and it’s almost nerve-racking. We’ve been working this past year to pay down our debt so much that it never felt like we were never going to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s starting to get brighter!

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Reviewing Toronto

Under the Oaks blog: Reviewing Toronto

As promised in Sunday’s Teaser, I promised more details about my husband and I’s 5 day trip to Toronto this past week. We had a lot of fun and for my hubby it was his very first international stamp in the good ‘ole passport. I think he finally caught the travel bug which hopefully means more international trips in the future!

For this trip we made a long weekend out of it. We left after work on Tuesday and came home early Sunday afternoon. We made a couple of money making decisions prior to the trip. First off, we decided to book a condo through airbnb close to Toronto’s downtown transit. Secondly, we decided not to rent a car and to take transit only, since we figured we could get anywhere that we wanted to via transit. Thirdly, we decided to make the most our of our trip and see all the main sites by purchasing Toronto’s City Pass where we could pay a discounted rate for the main Toronto attractions. Because of these decisions we probably saved over $500. Continue reading

Have a Canadian week.

Today my husband and I are traveling back from our week in Toronto. On Thursday I plan to share all the juicy details, but for today … a teaser.

Where we stayed …

Under the Oaks blog: Have a Canadian week.

… what we heard …

Under the Oaks blog: Have a Canadian week.

… what amazed us …

Under the Oaks blog: Have a Canadian week.

… something for the boys …

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… seeing from up high …

Under the Oaks blog: Have a Canadian week.

… what we watched …

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… and how we ended our time abroad … with our international animal friends.

Under the Oaks blog: Have a Canadian week.

Check back Thursday for more details! xoxo ‘n lols, crystal