Returning to the Blog and My Apologies

Posted on Aug 29 2012 - 7:40pm by Patty

It has been close to three years since I have posted a blog on this forum and there is a lot that has happened in those three years. I am fairly certain that the small amount of readership that this blog collected has long since gone their own way, but I am ready to start rebuilding the blog and its readership in hopes that we can start again.

For the past 4 years I have been working in my husband home based business, this business has left me little or no time for many of my past times, blogging included. It was easy to let that fall to the wayside, and even easier to let much of my frugality fall off as well. It takes time to be frugal and extra work and I had little time for it. So began the slide back into complacency.

It was not until last year when we got our property that I began to look back on my frugal ways, not only as a way to save money but also in an effort towards a simpler life. When my husband’s business busted this last summer, leaving us with little or no income, it was painful to see how quickly we ended back up in financial situation we could not get out of.

Somehow we hung on, but now what was once a hobby and pursuit of a simpler life has become a dire necessity for us. Not only must I be as frugal as possible but I have to find ways to bring more money into the house while reducing our outgo.

I am grateful for what I have accomplished thus far in our life, but we and specifically I need to much more.

I won’t hold anything back here; we have been on the brink of disaster all summer and are likely going to be starting from ground zero. We have yet to decide what we are going to do, but the one thing I have decided to do, is to move forward, with all the faith in my heart that we can not only overcome but learn from this situation.

So I am returning to my blog, if for no other reason but to share our struggle, share what we will do to overcome them and hopeful help someone else with everything I have learned over the years.

I plan to get us back out of debt this time for permanent, pay for our home and be debt free, I do not have a solid plan to do this yet, but I know in my heart that not only can I do it, but that I will.

Not every post here will be about our journey, I have learned a lot over the years about frugality, I have learned how to cook from scratch, how to save money on electricity, how to save on groceries, growing my own food and a lot of other things, I hope to share everything with you as we keep super low grocery bills, eat healthy and get out of debt for good, while living a full life. I hope you will follow along with me and learn that living with less can be fulfilling and fun.


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