Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hello! As I'm sure you've noticed I've been kinda quiet here on the blog. There is a lot going on in our lives as a family and personally and I will be sharing a little bit of that when I can. There will also be some changes to my blog, my creativity and personally. I don't really like change, but sometimes change can be good and when it seems that it is not so good, God has a plan and He knows what is best and in the end, it really is good.
I have been doing a lot of reading the past few months. One book I had been hearing a lot about is Ann Voskamp's book 1000 Gifts. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to! I am still reading it, but am going to be incorporating her idea of being thankful for everything here on the blog and in some projects for the new year (yes I know it is only August, but I want to be ready to start in on Jan 1st with a project  I have in mind). One thing I decided to start in on now is joining in on her monthly Joy Dare's. If you would like to join with me, you can find her calendar and dares here.

Another thing I have been seeing and reading about is living on a low budget. We have been doing this for years! LOL! The Peaceful Mom blog is about living on a low income and this one about a food budget of $200 a month! Yes you read that right. I don't like sharing what we live on, but since this gal shared and we have been doing this for quite some time now, I thought that maybe I could be a help to others who live on a budget and share how we live on $40/week grocery budget. So for the month of August, I am going to be sharing my food bills and menus with you to show you that you CAN do this. We are a family of 3-4. (4 when my oldest from college is home).
I "plan" to post each Sunday what we had for that past week along with my grocery costs. I will also share recipes & at times pictures with you as I know there are some of you out there that have been asking me to share more recipes with you. Ü

So stay tuned as I share changes going on in the upcoming weeks/months when I am able to share them and for Sunday as I start to share our monthly food/recipe budget.

1 comment:

  1. Debbie, wow, I will surly follow this...we are a family of 6.....3 boys and 1 girl...and I won't even began to say our grocery bill.....I will have to check out those other links to....I will say though being a stay at home mom has been so rewarding and then when I started the Cafe business it has and still is a blesing that I am so thankful to give back even more from the blessing that I have been given...hugs