As our income is about to decrease to one (just Josh's) I realize there are things I need to do/change in order to help us simplify and save. Just because I am not contributing financially does not mean I can't do things to stretch our income.
We have never been really great with our money (spending what we wanted, when we wanted), but we are working on changing that! We want to make sure that we can pay off debt, save money, and still provide for our needs (key word: needs).
I have been inspired by friends who do a lot of home cooking (making baby food, cooking a month a head and freezing, and cooking from scratch). I have also been inspired by some great blogs. Blogs of those who are in the same place we are...trying to get out of debt and blogs of those who have been here and are now debt free!
With the help of these friends and blogs I plan to help our family get out of debt, save money, and live life a little more green. By green I mean doing things like making gifts, reusing things, making homemade things, and recycling.
I plan on blogging about our struggles, savings, and the journey of it all.
In case you are interested here are a few of the blogs that I have come to love:
Carrie's Pocket Your Dollars
Angela's Grocery Shrink
Chelsea's The Old Simple Life
Let me know your thoughts, comments, or if you have a blog that you love!