I am starting a new chapter in my life starting June 1st; my mom said that she is going to join me. Part of it is about simplifying my life and being very frugal and learning to live with less. I have decided for a year I will not buy magazines, newspapers, and books. For clothing if it is needed only second hand for DD and me, with the exception being underwear, socks, shoes for DD and bathing suits. I am going to do my best not to buy prepackaged food, and will make everything from scratch. Come Sept when my cable is up I will be getting rid of cable and trying to cancel my cell phone. This is also the time my rent goes up. If I have to I will cancel my net and only use it at the library. No going out to eat period or buying coffee because I feel like one. I have a perfectly good coffee maker at home. No buying cleaning supplies, vinegar and baking soda pretty much clean everything. My mom has extra fabric quilting so she said I could have it to make napkins. At Christmas most things will be home made with the exception being buying a toy and some books for dd. As well my mom asked if quilting supplies counted, I said no because it is something that you are hand making and you need supplies. I said my art supplies and yarn for knitting don't count as well.