Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thinking About Resolutions... Living Frugally

This year I have been thinking a bit harder upon the resolutions that I plan to make for the new year. There's the usual stuff like "lose 30 pounds"--the same ones that I've been resolving to lose for the past 10 years". And "be more organized"--though I am actually making headway on that one little by little.

I would have to say that my number one goal for 2010 will be for our family to lead a way, WAY more frugal/simpler lifestyle than we are accustomed to. We've already started making small steps that are adding up nicely such as...
  • DH and I not having as many "date nights" (dinner out and a movie or shopping) as we used to
  • Not eating out or bringing home fast food
  • Eliminating expensive organic/healthy junk food
  • Cutting WAY down on inexpensive unhealthy junk food
  • Limiting my online buying
  • Staying home more

All of these changes have been made out of necessity. To my husband's dismay, I am a spender. Sigh. I hate to admit it. But there it is. It hasn't been easy for me but I'm adapting--and even desiring to become as frugal as possible. My dreams have always been to be self-sufficient, live off the land, etc... but you know, that's hard work!! :-) Works nice in theory but takes a lot of effort to live out.

So here I am, putting on the work boots and gloves and asking for some guidance. If anyone has any favorite frugal sites or tips, I'm all ears!! Pass it on!!

I have a new favorite quote by Thomas Edison...

"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"

1 comment:

Teena said...

Undertand completely!

I could of named several of yours...

We are that way w/ Christmas pics. We did use Amber's camera and she has one that snaps about 20 in a second! Lol..out of 50 pics it was hard to pick a good one... And so it is.

Hope to update my blog today or tomorrow.

Merry Christmas my friend!