Monday, September 24, 2012


I was thinking about that last bit of my header today:
The Plan: Spend an average of $12 a day on food, household supplies, and gifts. The Goal: Freedom! 
And really truly pondering what freedom must feel like.

Freedom to me looks like being able to plan a trip to Sweden, Alaska, Ireland, The Grand Canyon, The redwood trees and knowing I've the funds to finance it. 
I want to drive through a tree

Freedom looks like being able to buy a $155 coat for my boy just cause I love it and not having to think about all the creditors I owe. 
He doesn't need a tail anyhow : )
Freedom looks like being able to donate however much money I might wish to feed hungry tummies in Guatemala, or provide clean water, or shelter and care for orphans.

Freedom looks like being able to stay home and raise my boy and take care of my home and husband. 

I think I'm ready for freedom.


  1. Abe is SO cute! I can't believe he can sit already, it feels like he just got here. :)

  2. I enjoy reading your blog (I just found it) because I can relate to the daily struggle of not spending. It's gets easier, but takes practice. My bad moments are not nearly as large as they used to be. My emergency fund helps. Also, I suspect your husband is on board, but maybe not to the degree you are and that can be frustrating for both of you. Good for you - not throwing in the towel for this year! There's nothing special about January 1 that you can't start/continue today.

  3. Look at the Babe in the Bumbo! How cute! You'll get to freedom, I'm sure of it :-)