Thursday, February 25, 2010
Living on Less
Saving money. I'll admit it. I pinch my pennies. When I became a stay at home mama our income decreased significantly. We've learned to live on less, and we've learned to live abundantly by living a simpler lifestyle. I don't regret it for a moment.
We cut back on eating out, we got rid of cable, we stopped going to places like Target and other big box stores just for entertainment. We became frugal, and in the process found out more about ourselves and what was truly important in our lives.
We grew a garden, we joined a CSA, we started using the library, we became more eco-conscious. We use our dryer less and our laundry line more (in our case we just hang our damp clothes up inside).
What we discovered in the process is that we make more than enough money on one income. And we're happier, fuller, and more fulfilled since we decided keeping up with the Jones' wasn't going to be a priority for us anymore.
Yes, I still have my frivolities. I like the occasional pedicure. We budget and then splurge on vacation getaways. I can't give up my good chocolate and expensive cheese. But life has truly blessed us.
Abundance is cheaper than you think!
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