Things have been changing at a fairly rapid pace around here. The contract we thought we would start in the fall fell through; this left us looking at each other saying, “Now what?” We decided at that time we probably needed to move. We had been trying to make things work in Columbia for years and had made no headway. In October my husband and I decided we would both start sending out resumes and applications to any company paying more than what we were currently making.
I was the one who got the job.
In November we moved from Columbia to Springfield. Our income, so far, has increased by $7,000 per year while our cost of living has dropped by over $4,000 per year. That is basically an $11,000 raise!!
I also wanted to write a post letting you know that things around the blog will be changing as well. I am no longer a stay-at-home-parent so the themes of some of the posts will likely change, my husband and I have set some very specific goals we would like to achieve so we will be steering the blog in that direction. My youngest sister is jumping on board with many of our goals, though she has her own way of achieving those goals for herself, so; she will be writing posts for the blog on a regular basis very soon. My husband may also begin contributing from time to time as well.
In the upcoming weeks be looking for new posts, new contributors, a new look and a clear direction!
I have always LOVED the hand/body scrubs from Bath and Body Works. However it is a non-essential item and from my current vantage point it is also a complete waste of money (pay-off debt/save money or purchase overpriced body scrub? … Continue reading →
Holy Hannah! August and the first half of September….totally crazy! My mom had two surgeries for carpal tunnel which led us to hosting family who were here to help (my mom’s business requires the use of her hands so naturally we … Continue reading →
Well, so far Austere August has been a bit of a flop, I mean…we have been much more resourceful but many circumstances have been working against us…. I decided to only line-dry our clothing throughout this month: it rained everyday for … Continue reading →
To start I am super duper excited about this challenge! Starting today with Austere August we are going to work our way through the next 12 months getting progressively more “austere” as we go. Is it going to be tough? … Continue reading →
I know I promised my Financial Update Posts to appear…well….on the 1st. The situation is this: I now have that pesky escalating One Year Challenge thing, I am bumping that (Austere August) to the 1st and my Financial Updates will occur on the … Continue reading →
Is there anything in your life you desperately want? Anything you desperately need? Are there any goals you are striving to achieve? Is there anything you want or need so badly you would do something crazy to get it? Do … Continue reading →
Today is the beginning of a new week and time to acknowledge our accomplishments from the week that just ended. If you had a bad money week it is okay, today is the first day of a brand new week … Continue reading →
As I mentioned earlier this week I have tried several different yogurt recipes and methods…I have found this to be the easiest method and the best recipe. I make my yogurt in the crockpot with regular milk…not raw…not organic…nothing fancy. … Continue reading →
I know this is late, I usually post this on Sunday! I got a little behind and side tracked…my husband came up with, what I believe to be, a brilliant idea that we will begin in August. We have been … Continue reading →