Since I cancelled my cell phone coverage by AT&T, I’ve enjoyed using different apps and services to communicate with my friends & family. One of my favorites is Skype! HOW I SKYPE: First off, I almost always Skype exclusively with my parents. If I’ve planned the call ahead of time, I will email to set [...]
This month my cell phone contract with AT&T is up for renewal, and instead of getting a new device and committing to pay them $75 dollars a month for another two years, I am cancelling my cell phone service with them. That’s right. I will kick AT&T out of my house. BUT HOW WILL I [...]
I love thrifting. I LOVE it. When I stumble upon an amazing vintage dress or an designer sweater for $5, I feel like I found a true treasure, something unique and beautiful, and something that I can also afford to buy and own on our tight budget. As Phoebe gets older and grows out of her clothes, [...]
These days Phoebe loves exploring the cabinets and drawers whenever she’s in the kitchen, so I thought I’d make a little kitchen spot of her own. Last night I threw it together out of toys and supplies we had lying around the house, and this morning she discovered it right as I was starting to [...]
Sewing is not just material and thread. It is lace and hemming tape and rick rack. It is machine embroidery designs downloaded from one’s favorite sites. And, in the case of specialty items one might sew, it is cord and rulers and cases and, oh, so much more. And, sewing can be expensive.
Some additional guidelines to help you stick with your budget: > Find Balance > Pay Off the Cards > Cut the Cards > Cash counts > Wish Lists & Shopping Lists > Accountability.
What spending categories do you have? How much do you need to budget in each area? Think of these categories separately instead of lumping them together with all of your earnings and spendings. > The Budget Binder & Individual Account Pages.
You must be aware of where you start from. Assess your current spending habits, as well as the attitudes you have about spending. > Keep track of all spending and earnings for 1 month. > Don’t be materialistic.
We’ve gone through the usual rigmarole every year: turning lights off in unattended rooms, installing energy efficient bulbs, turning the heat off at night or when we’re away, and wearing sweaters and slippers. In addition, we were thinking “inside the box,” being creative about the space that we are in and channeling its strengths to work for us.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)