What I Learned at FPU-Week 1

Thinking about money doesn’t control me.  It doesn’t stress me out or cause me to fight with my husband.  But it’s always there.  I’m always considering it.  Manipulating it so it goes farther.That’s why last week’s budget meeting was so shocking.   Jason and I are taking Financial Peace University again.  We are really excited […]

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 […]

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 […]

April Showers….

     When it rains it pours. This has been Jason’s mantra lately, and he usually says it with a look of defeat on his face. He’s talking about his work schedule. After spending the months leading up to the birth of our baby worried about making ends meet and praying for extra hours, he has […]

The dip with no name……

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     Here’s the dip recipe from my last post.  It was so easy (and inexpensive maybe $4 total).  When we opened the can of tomatoes and poured them over the cream cheese, my mom took one look into the bowl and said, “I don’t know if this is going to work.”  I still had faith […]

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 […]

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 […]

What in the World is She Going to Do With All That Pumpkin?

Ty is teething. He turns five months old today and he is already cutting his first tooth. He’s on his way to becoming a man and leaving me. (Crazy I know, but I really feel this way.) He and I went to Walgreen’s yesterday to get him a teething ring. (We have a ‘baby stuff’ […]