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The road to my frugal homesteading life Aug 31st

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by , 08-31-2009 at 08:31 AM (3995 Views)
I have decided that I would start an online journal just because it seems easier to type then it does to write. I am making some big changes to my life right now first is going through everything in my house and thinning out, I will be having a garage sale the weekend after labor day and I am hoping to get everything gone through thinned out and sold, then I will use the money to buy some of the things that I need to replace such as an entertainment center for my tv the one I have now is huge ugly and takes up to much space then I need to buy some full size sheets for my kids who have up graded to larger beds, I will also use the money to pay some bills and then use some to do something fun for the whole family maybe a trip to the zoo or something fun maybe even a camping trip. I am also going to get rid of anything that does not have sentimental value that does not fit into my new decorating theme which is going to be county cottage. I can't sell my house right now and move to the country so I am going to bring a little country my city home. DH and I are going to make a tight budget and work on getting our debt down to just the Mortgage in 18 to 24 months it will take a lot of hard work and staying on a budget but if it means getting my farm then it will be worth it all the kids still at home are all for it they love the idea about being in the country so we as a family are going to work really hard to get there. and with thinning out the house it will be easy to keep clean and more manageable for me with my health issues. I am also going to start working on doing some of my craft projects each day I keep adding projects but don't start or finish any because I spend so much time just trying to find the time and space to work so with getting rid of allot of stuff it will be easier for me to work. I am also working on making more casseroles and slow cooker recipes which helps with my health issues since evenings are so hard for me. I have also decided to make sure and take at least 45 minutes to an hour each day for time for myself doing something that is relaxing and fun to help myself recharge, also Friday nights will be family nights no T.V. not video games no computer no electronics just talking playing games, maybe going out into the back yard and having a fire in the fire pit and just talking spending time as a family we have not been doing that and I think it is showing. I hope all my plans work I know I will be extremely busy the next few weeks and months but it will be worth it if I can get everything into place. I think writing here in my blog will really help keep me on track. So today is the day one of my trip down a new road we shall see where it takes me.

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  1. frugalwarrior's Avatar
    Good luck. You are welcome to join us at frugal fling 2009 challenge also shellie.
  2. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Good luck! It sounds like a really well thought out plan. I now you can do it! Will be looking forward to reading your progress.
  3. fixer's Avatar
    You guys have a plan and a shared goal. Those two things are the most important part of a successful plan.
  4. jestagrrrl's Avatar
    Great ideas, baby steps is the first way to accomplish them, I wish you all the luck, and we'll be cheering for you.
  5. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    Good plan and you can do it in a pretty short time.