Musings of a Museum Fanatic: 2020

12.30.2020

7 Ways to Cope With Change

We almost made it to 2021! I never thought a new year would get here. 2020 was a year full of change for all of us, whether we had personal changes happening or it was just the craziness with the pandemic there was a lot of change. 

I consider myself to be a flexible person overall but when it comes to big changes in our life that can be hard to cope with no matter you you are. At the end of 2020 there were some big potential changes that took me by surprise and it was really tough to deal with them. They are still going on but I'm working to better set myself up mentally and physically to handle them. 

7 Ways to Cope With Change by Musings of a Museum Fanatic #change #improving #life

Acknowledge that change always happens
No matter how much we try to avoid change by putting up walls or trying to put rigid routines in our life there will always be change. I mean look at 2020. Who ever thought that plans like the every Friday date night movie out or meeting up with friends for dinner out type of thing would be completely non-existent? Change is going to happen to us whether we invite it in to our lives or not. 

Acknowledge the change
This is something that can be really uncomfortable for some people, myself included. If something makes me stressed or uncomfortable I try to avoid it. I try to not think about it or if it's a person avoid them. This is definitely not helpful or healthy. Acknowledging the change or the potential change will help you work towards not feeling so upset or stressed about it. 

Connect with your support
Doing anything alone can be a bummer but when you're working through a big change it can be excruciating. You're alone in your thoughts about this change and potentially over reacting. When the big change was starting last year I didn't talk about it with anyone outside of my immediate family for several weeks which made it really tough. As soon as I opened up to a couple of my close friends it made me feel much better. Even if they can't do anything having your support people there to reassure you that you're not alone in the situation can make a huge difference. 

Don't let the stress overtake you
I've learned over the years that super stress tends to manifest itself in my stomach. My stomach gets all tied up in knots before I realized that this was my stress reaction it could prevent me from eating for days. One time I even lost 8 lbs. in a week I could barely eat. Letting stress overtake me during that time of change like that was terrible. Since then I've worked on developing methods that help me tackle the stress and anxiety. What helps you tackle super stress change moments?

Don't vent too much
Venting to our support people can be super helpful but if we keep on venting over and over again it can become a bad thing. Venting without thinking about and talking through solutions won't help you through the change. It will only keep you stuck in the bad mindset. Make sure when you're venting to your people that you also switch over to that solution mindset. 

Think positively
Thinking positively is an extension of getting into that solution mindset. Even if all we can see at the moment is the big bad change that has us so upset and stressed there is always something positive about it. By focusing on that positive aspect the big bad change might not feel so big and bad either. Good things tend to have a way of softening something. 

Keep your routine
When parts of our life feel out of our control because they're changing it can be important to keep other parts routine. This will help you feel steady and not feel like your entire life is out of control. Maybe you eat breakfast at a certain time or always call your mom right after work. Make sure to keep the routine going so it helps anchor your life. 

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12.09.2020

7 Tips on How To Survive A Shopping Ban

Since we've been cooped up in the house so much I've found myself doing way more than the normal amount of online window shopping. 

Unfortunately the window shopping has turned into actual buying. Nothing over budget but I've got way more scrapbooking supplies than I'll need to make dozens of scrapbooks! Anyone else doing more than their fair share of online buying lately?  For a lot of this time of year tends to be pretty spending heavy all around. 

A shopping ban can help you improve your finances and flex your saying no muscle when it comes to shopping. It will also help not bring more stuff into your house. 

I'm going to be kicking off my new 101 list and the new year with a scrapbook shopping ban. Are you starting off your year with a shopping ban??


Unsubscribe from store emails
One of my biggest weaknesses with scrapbook supplies or really anything is a good deal. Where do I find out about the good deals? Emails. I've been unsubscribing from emails to cut down on my email clutter but it's also had another effect. I'm not seeing all of the annoying sales that I just feel like I need to take advantage of. 

Avoid stores
Maybe you're not an online shopper but can't resist whenever you're in the store. This is an easy one ... don't go in that store! It might be tough with stores like Target where you're potentially going in for necessities but specialty stores are much easier to avoid. No one actually NEEDS more craft supplies or another Pandora charm no matter what excuse I give to Kevin. 

Set a goal
When you start your shopping ban it's good to set a goal. Mine is to not spend money on craft supplies for 9 nonconsecutive months not including adhesives. I'm going to start off by just going for one month and potentially expanding to two months in a row. By setting this small goal of one month I'm able to focus and buckle down for that set time. 

Maybe for you the goal is only spend $50 in the next 6 months on clothes or something monetary. Either way setting the goal will set you up for success when it comes to your shopping ban.  

Let people know
Like most things in life it's must easier to be successful when you've got a good support team in place. When it comes to your shopping ban letting your significant other, family and friends know is important. Maybe you always go shopping with your mom and she encourages you to buy things you like. Maybe you've got a loving husband who always says go ahead and spend $15 on your hobby since it's not that much. 

Letting those people in your life know that you are working on a shopping ban will hopefully change how they interact with you in regards to shopping. Let the husband know you're not spending anything on your hobby so instead of encouraging the small purchase he'll encourage you to be strong with your not spending. 

Make a wish list for later 
So much of impulse buying is because it's exciting and right there. If you think you really want something add it to your wish list for after your ban. If it's something that you really want you'll still want it after the ban and will budget to buy it. If it's not something you really wanted then you'll just take it off the list. 

Rediscover your stuff
I think we sometimes feel like we don't have a certain item and feel like we have to buy a new one. Sometimes we have so much stuff we don't realize what we do or don't have. While I haven't officially started the scrapbook shopping ban I've been working on cleaning up and going through all my supplies. There are quite a few items I've found that I didn't realize I had! 

Maybe you're a clothes shopper, take some time and look through your closet. Checking for items to use and wear while you're on a ban can make purchases you've already made go much farther. 

Use up gift cards
When Kevin and I did an eating out ban a couple years ago we pulled together all of our restaurant gift cards. We decided that if we had a gift card to cover the cost then it was ok since it was not coming out of our pockets which was the point of the ban. Maybe for your ban you want to cut out all types of shopping so the gift cards aren't allowed. 

If you're ok with gift cards I would recommend thinking ahead when it comes to gift giving holidays. I know I'm going to be on the ban so this year for Christmas I've put gift cards to some of my favorite scrapbook places on my gift idea list for people. 

Focus your attention on other things
Instead of spending time looking through cute scrapbook supplies online I'm going to focus on actually creating with them! Trying not to clothing shop? Spend time focusing on a home update. Whatever you're trying to not spend money on use the time you'd be shopping to work on a hobby or other areas you want to accomplish things in. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!

12.02.2020

7 Things to Do at the Beginning of Every Month

7 Things to Do at the Beginning of Every Month by Musings of a Museum Fanatic

The beginning of the month seems to be arriving at lightening speed this year. It can be really easy to let the months meld into each other and not have yourself together for the next month. 

It's good to use the month end to tie up the loose ends of the previous month and put yourself together for a successful new month. Heading into a new month stressed out and unorganized can really mess with the rest of your month. 

Here are 7 things I do to set myself up for a productive, as smooth as possible and enjoyable month. 

Look at the budget
Every month we should all be looking over our budgets for the new month. While some things on our budget are the same each month we should make sure that the items that are irregular reflect it. Like this time of year we need to make sure our "gifts" line item is reflecting of what we need to budget. Keeping your budget every month is the best way to set your finances up well for the month and the year. 

Clean your refrigerator 
Each week Kevin and I do a quick check to see if any leftover or perishable food needs to be tossed before we put out the garbage. Sometimes there are items that get tucked in the back of the fridge that we miss. In addition to a good clean out I always like to look at all of the jarred items and condiments that we've got tucked everywhere to see if they're expired or have gotten a little fuzzy. 

Set some medium sized goals
It can be tough to get through those large year long goals and sometimes a week isn't enough. Setting monthly goals can be really important for breaking those large goals into more manageable pieces. One of our goals this next month is to not spend any of our allotted fun money. This not only helps for the month but helps our finances for the year.

Clean out your purse
For a long time I would just let things accumulate in my purse, including dirt! It would be a huge chore and I could never find items I needed. Now that I regularly dump out everything and sort through it my purse is much more organized. I make sure that all I keep in my purse is what I need. Since then I don't loose items and my purse is much cleaner. 

Pay your bills
Paying your bills at the beginning of the month sets you up for a clean slate. I know that sometimes you don't have a choice when certain bills are paid but if you can schedule them for the beginning of the month. It's also easier to pay at the beginning of the month because most of us have more money at the beginning of the month. You're getting those important bills taken care of when you've got more money. 

Set up your schedule 
When Kevin and I look at our budget we take time to look at our schedule for the month as well. Finding those events that might need to be included in the budget is a good thing but being on the same page with your schedule for the month is important as well. Take time to put in events you know are going to be happening, like a Zoom call with family on the weekend or making sure your doctor's appointment is in the calendar. 

Deep clean
This one tends to be a more aspirational one for us most months. The months that we do a deep cleaning to start off the month it makes everything feel practically brand new and I can tell a difference in my attitude towards the month. 

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11.18.2020

How to Identify and Fix Time-wasting Habits




The past few years I've felt like the entire world, including myself, have gotten sucked into some bad time-wasting habits. The term binge has been applied to everything from TV to scrolling through Twitter and Pinterest to just spending way too much time on not important things. 

We spend tons of our precious time on these time wasters  It's become so ingrained that we don't realize it and still think that we have no free time for anything. Can you imagine if you used your scrolling or mindless TV time for something like actually accomplishing your goals? Yeah it would be amazing and you'd be unstoppable!

This has been a goal of mine this year, to work on identifying those time wasters and working to fix them. There has been some progress and there has definitely been set backs. It has been a an interesting twist with staying at home much more this year due to the pandemic but I've learned some important lessons along the way. 

Identify the time wasters
You can't fix something if you don't realize what it is you need to fix. I need to have some sort of background noise going on when I'm doing anything. Even before the pandemic I found myself watching hours of TV or movies and I'm not just exaggerating. It was bad. The worst part is I knew it was bad but was just letting the bad habit continue. 

So you have to ask yourself especially when it comes to time wasters like TV or just mindless scrolling do you want to life your life or just watch someone else life theirs? Pretty sure I'd prefer to live my own life!

What is your big time wasting habit? Maybe it's online shopping or always checking Twitter. If you're having trouble figuring out talk with the people in your life, I'll bet they could tell you. 

Make a schedule
The easiest way to avoid time wasting is to give your time a job. This doesn't always have to be something goal oriented it can be something like spend an hour playing with your kids or spend an hour talking with your best friend. 

You have to make the choice of what you want to focus on. You have to make a conscious decision that you do not want to waste your day on meaningless things that in reality make you unhappy and that stop you from progressing and enjoying life.

Make a list of goals
This is something I think my life has been lacking lately which has added to the increase in time wasting. I have felt like I have been in this weird limbo/funk the past year or so and the pandemic has not helped at all. 

We were working hard for me to get a different job and then to get a home but since achieving both of those have yet to focus on what those larger goals in our life should be. Don't get me wrong I'm still working on smaller goals like my 101 list but it's not the same as feeling like Kevin and I are working towards these larger life goals. 

Make a list of priorities
This might seem like the same thing as a goals list but they're definitely different! Think about in 5 years do you want to look back and remember how many episodes of the Real Housewives you've watched or do you want to remember you spend every moment with your family or working to build your business. 

Yeah I figured you'd say something along the lines of the second one. You would much rather spend your time on things that matter! I've been realizing this year that I want working on family history to be something I spend my time on. It needs to become a priority for me and not just something I do every now and then. 

Time wasting has become so second nature for us that it's not even considered a bad thing anymore. It's just part of how life is. Don't let your precious time go to waste!

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11.04.2020

12 Easy Tips for Saving on Christmas

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Now that we're officially in November who is already thinking about Christmas? I know I am! I'm also starting to worry about making sure we don't overspend. Last year we definitely overspent and it led to a stressful January adding up all those receipts. 

Are you starting to thinking through your spending and starting to freak out? There is no reason to freak out when you're prepared and intentional with your spending. This will lead to a calmer and more enjoyable season when you're not freaking out about the finances. 

So read on to learn some of my best ideas for how to save money and still have a great Christmas!


Set a budget
This is the first thing you should make sure and do every year. Be sure to put in your budget anything related to the holidays not just gifts. You might want to save up for a new tree or need to get some new Christmas lights. Are there traditions that you always take part in like visiting the Christkindlmarket? Although those types of yearly traditions might be on hold because of Covid. Still it's those extras that can bust your bank account after the season if you don't plan for them.

Set a per person amount
For the first part of our marriage Kevin and I just a vague notion of about how much we'd spend on each person in our family. Every year I'd go nuts and over spend for most everyone. Since getting serious about our finances we sat down and talked about how much we are spending for each person who we give gifts for. That includes people like coworkers and friends too.

You could also talk with friends and family members as decide on limits for gifts together. A few years ago my brother and sister in law came up with the great idea that we'd get each other a $50 restaurant gift cards for our Christmas gifts. It cut way down on the stress of trying to find something, kept it to a strict budget and gave more of an experience for both couples. We always like to throw in our baby sitting services as well ; )

Start a sinking fund early
Save early save often! If you like to spend more lavishly on Christmas this is a must. This way those higher costs at the end of the year won't be as big of a shock to your budget or your savings accounts. 

Plan out & keep track of each present
Having a plan is important but keeping track of the plan is also as important. I usually keep track using an Excel spreadsheet set up to track Christmas, birthday and anniversary gifts throughout the year. Last year I didn't use it like I normally do and ended up not only spending more than I planned but forgetting that I had purchased gifts for some people a second time! That definitely doesn't help save money at Christmas! So planning and keeping track of the plan is important. 

Shop throughout the year
You know me and how much I love a good deal. I'm always keeping an eye out for when something goes on sale or super clearance that would make a great gift. This is especially helpful if you're looking to buy multiples for people like coworkers. 

In the past I've made Christmas treats for coworkers and used nice Christmas plates that I purchased the year before for $ .25 a piece! So keep an eye out online and in stores for those great deals. 

Get money back
This is something you should be doing for any online purchase not just around Christmas time. I always check websites like Rakuten and Swagbucks before I place an online order to get cash back. Since joining them I've got hundreds back on purchases throughout the years which has turned into gift cards for essentials or to be put towards other big purchases. 

You can even add Ibotta as a browser extension and get money back that way now. Always be sure to check each to see what way you get the largest percentage back. Sometimes they're the same but sometimes one website can have a significantly larger return. 

Give practical gifts
When I give people gift ideas for me each year I try to also give ideas of every day practical items that I'm always using. This can be things like a favorite lotion that you use up multiple times a year or even more practical like toilet paper, this year toilet paper might even be the gift of the season! 

Use coupons
I'm a coupon person. I love coupons! Hello free money. If you're purchasing every day items using coupons for them is a great way to keep that cost down. Looking to save money and time with your online purchases be sure to use Honey. Since discovering Honey it's save me so much time finding online coupons it's not even funny. They search online and pull all the coupon codes for almost every site. 

Gift your time
The best money saving gift option and the most personal would be gifting your time. Gifting your time can be something special like making a special date night dinner for your spouse or something more every day like helping your mom organize her home. You can even up the gift and have it be something you give a few times throughout the year. 

Or you could go elementary school and give some sort of fun coupon book. Make it fun! Not only is it special but you'll be making memories too. 

Regift
We all get gifts throughout the year that we just know we won't use. Did we really need another mug? We all have our favorite one or two and probably aren't going to use that new one. Instead of just getting rid of it save that gift and regift it. 

Don't regift something you've used unless the person is into second hand. Make it a little more snazzy when you regift too, like add some candy to the mug or a little something extra that's well under budget.

Skip the trimmings
I don't know who needs to hear this but you don't need to buy anymore wrapping paper or ribbons! I feel like most of us once we hit a certain age we have a stash of wrapping. Don't buy more!! Even after Christmas when it's on clearance. Don't buy it until you use up what you have. 

Even better is reusing from previous gifts. I always save gift bags and use them multiple times. I used the same bag for my nephew's birthday in September then for one of the nieces in October. They're so young they don't even notice. I bet even the adults in your life wouldn't notice either. 

Don't sent cards
This is one of those sneaky costs for the holiday season. You see all the sales for cards and think that's not so expense. Well when you add it up then finally add the postage you'll be stunned at how much it costs to send holiday cards. Plus I always feel bad about tossing them after the season since I know how much it cost people.

Kevin and I had wanted to send cards this year but after looking through the cost we decided not to. Instead we're embracing the virtual and we're going to make a hopefully fun Christmas greetings video. I bet there are other fun ways to send greetings to everyone without spending money on cards.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!

10.14.2020

8 Tips to Help You Create New Habits

A habit is repeated behavior that you do regularly without thinking about it. I am one who lets bad habits quickly take over and can be slow to make good habits. Breaking bad habits take a lot of time but making the new ones can be just as hard. 

I've been working the past two months to instill good habits in my regular routine. It's been difficult and I've had some set backs but when I follow these 8 tips it's easier to create those new habits. 


One habit at a time
Focusing on one new habit at a time will allow you to focus your will power on one thing. This will help you not stretch yourself too thin and make sure that new habit sticks.

Don't wait
Most of us want things to be perfect and we're always waiting for that perfect moment to start things. Don't wait! Start working on that new habit today not tomorrow. There is no better time than today.

Commit for 30 days
It takes time to make a new habit automatic so committing for at least 30 days will help when implementing it.   

Break it up into small bits
Don't feel like you need to tackle a huge habit all at once. This can set you up for failure. Break up the new habit into smaller, manageable pieces. 

Keep yourself accountable
Whether you're able to keep yourself accountable on your own with a tracker or you need a buddy to keep yourself accountable find what works best for you and do it. 

Revisit part way through
Like any project you should always take a step back and look at your progress part way through. This is the time to see what's been working and what should be changed. Do you need to be more intense or ease back. Take time to really look at your progress. 

Be patient
It might take more than 30 days or it might take several times to create a new habit. Don't beat yourself up if it takes longer than planned or there are set backs. 

Reward yourself
You've been working hard! Don't forget to reward your progress along the way and success. Using rewards along the way can be a helpful tool to creating the habit as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!

10.07.2020

Decorating with Photowall

***I received this product for free and to review but all opinions are my own. 

A year and a half into owning a home again and I'm starting to feel like we're getting more settled down. We have finally been able to think through decorative touches that we want to add to our home. One space that made me very frustrated was one of the walls in our bedroom. That's where Photowall came to our rescue. 


We have cathedral ceilings in our master bedroom so two of the walls are huge spaces. The bed side has our headboard to break up the space but the opposite wall was just this huge, white expanse and I didn't know what to do with it. 


Photowall has several options that are great for larger spaces. We had originally planned on getting a wallpaper or wall mural through Photowall. We thought it would be a great way to maximize the large space. You can see they have thousands of different image options from beautiful landscape scenes to maps and skylines to crazy ones like a Victorian Yoda

I knew from the get go that I wanted to put a large Chicago skyline in the space. With the horizontalness of the space it was perfect. Photowall came through with over 30 options relating to Chicago. As you can see we ultimately went with the Chicago Illinois Skyline in blue. There were several other contenders but those will be for another project I think!


When we started to measure and figure out the size of the wallpaper needed for the space we realized that it wouldn't work for the space because of the size and where the cathedral part of the ceiling started. No worries though because not only does Photowall do amazing murals and wallpapers you can actually get most of the same prints as canvases and the size can go quite large. 


We ended up going with the largest size canvas we could get, 59x39 inches! I was definitely excited for it to come in the mail and not sure how the delivery guy was going to handle the huge package without damaging the canvas. One thing I didn't realize was that it came in pieces and you put it together. Once I learned that was the case I was much less worried!


Putting the canvas together was mostly a breeze. We followed the directions and measured everything several times before sticking the wood pieces on the canvas. When it came time to bolt the corners together we couldn't get some together at first. Soon we realized that we had to apply some pressure to the frame because the canvas needed to be tight on the frame. After that it was smooth sailing!


Voila! A beautiful canvas piece that is perfect in the space. While the canvas was waiting in the hallway we discovered that this size would work perfectly in the space too. Looks like we'll have to add that to our list! Maybe this time we'll use our own photo and create a special canvas of our own special moments. 

Photowall is even giving my readers a discount for the next month! 25% with this code "museumfanatic2021" now is the perfect time to give your home a little update in the decor department.


Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!

9.15.2020

6 Tips for Tackling Anxiety

About a year into my previous job things got so stressful with my boss at the time that my anxiety shot through the roof. My stomach was a mess I could barely eat for a week, I was crying every day about going in to work and I had to visit the doctors office several times in a week to figure out what was happening.

Since that week I've come to realize what my signs of the anxiety are and have worked to develop techniques for tackling the anxiousness before it becomes that big of an issue again. Here are 6 things that I do to prevent and stop anxiety. 


Stop & name it
When you first start to feel overwhelming stress or anxiety just stopping and trying to name what is causing the stress can be just the thing to stop it. Even if you're further in to feeling anxious this can help bring you back down. Kevin has discovered that helping me pick out specific stresses helps to calm me down. If you don't have someone with you talk to yourself.

Meditation/Self Hypnosis
This is a technique my mom recommended for me during that first huge anxiety time. She had used meditation/self hypnosis cassette tapes for years to help relaxed when stressed. I found that YouTube was a wealth of these types of videos. There was one video in particular that I used every morning as soon as I woke up. I helped me to relax my entire body, which for someone who carries their anxiety in their stomach that made a huge difference. Even if you just need some relaxation mediation can be just the ticket.  

Lavender 
Calming smells can bring on relaxation when you're feeling stress. I always knew lavender was a good thing to have around when you need to feel calm but until a few years ago I wasn't using it regularly. Stephanie turned me on to what she uses before bed, Essence of Vali's Sleep. I use a drop or two on my pillow before I go to bed. It helps to relax me while I'm reading before we go to sleep. 

Calming sounds
I'm always a big fan of using music to help with certain emotions. Bringing calm by way of music is also a natural way to relax and help with anxiety. Not sure where to start check out your library for CDs or Pandora for a soothing music channel. When you're trying to relax or meditate having the soothing sound playing can help calm your nerves. 

Have a warm drink
Ever noticed when you have that fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate when you take those first few sips and feel the warmth spread through your body. You can feel the relaxation coming with the warmth.  

Deep breaths
Probably one of the most important things to do to reduce anxiety is deep breathes. While you're doing all of these things make sure you're taking deep breathes. I find when I'm having an anxiety moment if I stop and focus on deep breathes it breaks up the tense anxious feeling. It makes me stop and name the stresses too. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!