Monday, July 29, 2019

July Life Update 2019

Stephanie Kamp Blog: July Life Update 2019
Stephanie Kamp Blog: July Life Update 2019
Hey guys,

So not a lot is going on right now! I'm mostly just working and Facetiming my boyfriend every night. A little recap of the month includes spending July 4th watching some fireworks on the water with my family and my parents traveling to Alaska for two weeks and leaving us with their new puppy. She's only about 7 or 8 months old. But she is very hyper and active and our two older dogs are not! They are both 11 years old and puppies are very annoying to them! haha but we all survived and as annoying as she may be, she is a very adorable dog and it's hard to stay mad at her. We also had some of our friends come into town which was great! Some of them had never seen our house before so we got to show off all of our hard work and we had such a great time. My sister and I seriously cannot wait until they come back into town! 

I'm currently trying to do a small side business of redoing furniture. It's something I'm very passionate about and I really enjoy doing it. I already had two pieces of furniture and then recently went shopping for some more. I haven't decided where or how I'm going to sell the pieces once they are done but I'm really hoping it works out well. So far I've only invested about $100 into the project/idea so even if I'm only able to sell each piece for $20 then I've still made a profit. It will be a small one but at least I didn't lose any money. So far I have 3 tables, a vanity bench, a small chair and matching stool, 3 matching chairs that I'm going to break up and do 2 matching and maybe someone will buy them as their head of the table chairs and then another single chair by itself. Believe it or not but on all of those pieces of furniture I only spent $24.53 all together. 

I already had a few stains from projects that I've already done around my house so my goal is to use those up and then once I start making a profit and if the idea takes off then I can invest in some other color stains. I also already had some fabric leftover from a couple projects that I did around my house as well so I'm going to use that up and then I bought 3 new pieces of fabric to play around with, which is how I'm able to keep my investment so low. My goal is to sell them for at least $50 a piece so I can make some money and then put some of it in savings and then the rest towards buying more pieces of furniture and better supplies. 

I am also starting to think about what kind of car I want next and how much money I'm going to need to get a car. I'm currently thinking used but only by a couple years so that way I can still have all of the same safety features but not having to spend so much money on something new. I currently lease my car and I have to turn it in at the end of April of 2020 so I have less than a year and I really need to start saving! I still have my old Acura TSX that I plan on selling soon so that will at least get my savings started somewhat! My goal is to have at least $10,000 saved up so I won't have as large of a monthly payment. So it'll depends on how much I sell my Acura for that I need to save up. 

I currently know that I want an SUV but I'm not entirely sure which one or what brand. My longterm goal in life is to own and Acura RDX because I think it's like the perfect size SUV and my mom used to have one and I loved driving it around. I also know what color I want, which is blue. I absolutely hate basic car colors, white, black, silver and gold are not colors! They are accents colors that you wear to finish putting your outfit together. They are not something you drive around in! No offense to whoever drives a boring colored car! 

I also really want to spend some time focusing on minimizing the amount of stuff I have. I have the tendency to buy something whenever I think it's cute but lately my goal is to only buy something if I really need it and use whatever I already have at home. My whole life I've always been told "You can't take it with you when you go" so I'm trying to make sure I don't have too much stuff and that I'm not too attached to anything I already own. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and learning a little bit more about what's going on in my life! I will keep you updated with another post next month!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

1 comment :

  1. I hope that you are able to sell your furniture! I'm sure it would help you with your savings goal! That's a big goal but I'm sure you got it! I agree with getting a used car! New cars are such a waste of money the second you drive them off the lot they are losing value! Like you said a year or two older you still have everything you want but will save a lot of money! I saved at least 13,000 on my car because I bought a 2017 in 2019 instead of back in 2017!

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