Friday, January 6, 2012

Frugal...

So what does that word mean to you?
I have always thought it meant doing without the fun things in life.  But I found a blog called frugally sustainable and this lady is teaching me more about being frugal than I ever thought i needed to know.

Just today I read that:
"Living frugally does not require that we put off all material possessions and live in abject poverty. In fact it’s quite the opposite.  Frugality means we are to embrace and enjoy what we have!"

Well now.  I think we can do this whole frugal living thing, we already have so very much stuff.  there is no reason we shouldn't be using it.  So on this website she has issued a challenge  "23 day living frugal challenge"
and every day she is giving us a challenge so here I go...both feet not turning back.  if nothing else it will help me save a little money for the next 23 days right.  anyway, maybe it will be fun and I can get the kids and Stephen on board with this plan and we will be a whole different family.



Day 1 challenge was:
Redefining frugality...I think I got that part, I cant wait to get into the full swing of this thing


Frugality is…
~sharing with one another
~living life in balance
~finding happiness in the way things are
~being a good steward of our time, money, earth, energy, and possessions .
~enough
~simple living
~nothing wasted or unused

Frugality isn't...
~being a tight wad
~being bored because you are staying home on a Friday night
~just getting by

Keep checking back, I don't know that I will post everyday of the challenge, but I will post often.  come see what it has in store for us.  :)  it might just work or you'll get a good laugh.  either way someone wins right

oh and one more thing, my one year blog-a-versary is coming up, I am planning a give away.  look for how to enter in the next week or so.

Have a great weekend

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