Giving Up On…Saving Money

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 Time for another ‘giving up on good” link up with Naptime Diaries and The Tiny Twig.  Sharing something “good” we are giving up so we can do something “better.”  And the hard part: giving up the guilt, too. I have some kind of exciting news.  No, I’m not pregnant.  Southern Writers Magazine hosted a short […]

I’m Giving Away a Prize Pack!

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        I am so excited.  Today marks the beginning of June and……my first ever giveaway!  I think giving away a little happy is a fantastic way to start hurricane season.         Here’s how it will work, on June 15thI will choose a winner from my blog followers and send them an […]

Weekly Writing Prompt: Bucket List

It’s time for a weekly writing prompt post with Voices: Write to be Heard. We have been on a quest to become debt free (except for our house) for 50 months.  After being in the trenches for so long, I sometimes forget to look up and watch for the finish line, and in this race […]

Blah, Blah, Blah, Good Choices

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There is this really great mall in Charlotte.   Jason and I used to “visit” it for date night when we lived up there.  I say visit because it was way too pricey to really shop.  We would walk past Tiffany’s, Kate Spade, Tommy Bahama and we would dream.  I just knew one day I wouldn’t […]

Dreams on the fridge…part two

    I took a blogging workshop over the weekend.  I was inspired to see the last post the teacher, Nikki Harden, founder of Skirt! magazine, had written was about her “mood board.”  She and I have opposite problems.  Her vision board is too full.  Mine is too empty. She can’t decide what has to come […]

Cut me some slack…

      I received tons of encouragement after my last post.  Thank you.  I had so many ladies tell me they knew exactly how I felt.  Part of the reason I wanted to send my insecurities out into cyber space was because I figured I couldn’t be the only mom that had ever felt this way […]

Hitting the Wall

It’s funny how life works.  My last post, The Luckiest Girl in the World, was honestly written from the joy bubbling out of my heart, but lately I’ve been struggling.  I have been really conflicted because I don’t want to log onto my blog and spew my discouragement and dismay, but I want to be […]

The Luckiest Girl in the World….

                Wednesday was the kind of day I imagined when I pictured the life of a stay at home mom.  The February day was warm and sunny.  I spent it with a happy, laughing baby boy.  I  fed him squash baby food I had made in my kitchen from a three dollar organic squash.  (Still […]

Warning: this post contains donated underwear

We quote Dave Ramsey a lot around our house.  Jason’s favorite has got to be “Live like no one else, and later you can give like no one else.”  We are looking forward to the day we can give away more than we keep instead of making payments with more than we keep.  But for now we are […]