Welcome to Mended Wheels!
I’m Jill Stewart! I’m happily married to my awesome husband, Rob, who is a true Scottish immigrant. Accent and all.
How Mended Wheels was born
Have you ever had that moment when you look up at your life and think to yourself “What the heck happened here” or “WHEN did THAT happen”? For us it was January of 2014 when we looked at our finances and had an OH CRAP moment. Rob lost his job, we had a law suit notice, and life was looking pretty bleak. That’s when I decided it was time to take action and start holding ourselves accountable for stupidity.
I decided then and there it was time to get back into blogging because nothing else was going to hold me accountable and to a certain standard. That’s when I made this post. You could say Zig Ziglar inspired me with his Wheel of Life, and therefore “Mended Wheels” was born.
We have constantly been working at making our lives better. We’re fighting the long fight and setting goals every step of the way. This blog is how I keep track of it all, how I try to encourage others to think of different ways to handle bad situations, and how to make the most out of the positive things in life. We’re imperfect, but we’re working at being a whole lot better!
This is us, working through our imperfections and trying to balance our Wheels of Life.
My current goal is this: To manage our household better while working a 40 hour a week job.
What that means:
I’m going to share tips on ways I have found to make life easier when you work outside of the home.
I’m going to share photos of incredibly gross things in my house that need to be cleaned, because sometimes, the bathroom has mildew or the kitchen cabinets have gravy on spilled on them.
I’m going to have some craft time and DIY projects on here, because 1) I LIKE THEM and 2) Some people don’t know how to do them
I’m going to talk about finance, because we still are working through a debt paydown.
I’m going to talk about my pets because I don’t have kids and the pets are part of our household!
This blog is a work in progress, just LIKE ME. It may change a bit here and there. It might be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but you know what? SO AM I.
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