Fast forward 12 years to where we are now. We are now a single-income military family, and I homeschool our four kids (ages 7 and under). We have two cars, and we own our own home. We are still happy and content, but I have also learned a lot along the way!
I love to organize, and I am constantly going through our house de-cluttering and getting rid of things that we don't really need. I also love to bargain shop, and I especially love the challenge of seeing how much I can shave off of the weekly grocery bill. I thought I had a pretty good system going, until my husband lost his wallet a few weeks ago. We had a limited amount of cash on hand while we waited for our credit and debit cards to be replaced, and I learned a lot more about being thrifty while we waited!
I read through a lot of blogs over the past few weeks, and collected quite a few ideas for saving money and living more simply. Some I had already implemented in my own household, and some were new to me, but they all helped to inspire me to start this blog...my own little collection of money and time saving ideas.