Saturday, March 29, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

Finally, it looks like Spring is around the corner. Due to this, I got a sudden itch to begin my Spring Cleaning routine. Thanks to Amy at MomAdvice for writing these things down, I have had to put little thought into the process this year thanks to her! Thanks Amy! So I now have my Kitchen done, tomorrow I think I need to begin going through my girls' clothing! That is going to be a tough task!

~ Katie

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

So much for that!

Well, I guess so much for that! I have now decided that this whole blog thing is a lot harder than it looks when you are going to college full time, work full time and have two little girls under the age of 3!!! So, I have decided to come at it from a different angle and not promise to do anything.

I am sitting here right now with my 3 year old getting ready to convince her that it's time for bed!!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tax Returns 2007

For my first big "article" I think I will talk a little bit about tax returns and what we have done with the money that we "got back" from the federal government.

I hope to follow up this segment with some frugal ideas for how to handle all of that money at once. It is important for me to use the money wisely rather than just buying "stuff" to clutter our home.

If you have any frugal things that you have done with your tax returns, please post your thoughts and ideas!


Monday, March 3, 2008

Today's Frugal Acts

So, I thought for this year I would try to keep track of the frugal acts that I have done on a day by day basis. Today, the frugal things that I did were:

1) Washed two loads of laundry in cold water, I would have hung them out on the line, however we just got a snow storm last night.

2) Made a casserole in the oven and opened up the door afterward in order to warm our chilly house.

3) Kept the thermostat at 58, turned on a small space heater in both my girls bedroom and our bedroom.

4) Only turned on one light at a time in the house.

Well, that's all I can think of that I have done today!!! I hope to increase the number of things I am able to do on a weekly basis!

I have an almost one year old to put to bed now, till tomorrow...


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Is this for real?

Hello all - this is so strange for me! I have been a quiet member of the blogging community for around a year now and never thought when I first was starting out, that I would begin one of my own! I am so impressed with all of the wonderful people out there putting their thoughts down on living frugally with a family and know that I will not come close to what they have accomplished. I only hope to be half as good as they are!

So, here is to my new adventure!