Brainless budgeting. And the bliss in a simple life.

I have been online searching budgeting blogs in the wee hours with the roosters and early morning train whistle. Actually, I was trying to find this blog I just loved from a single mother who lives quite simply. Instead, I found all the fancy budgeting websites. These said sites are supposed to be about frugal living but I’d have to agrue that. I’m going to sound critical or snarky here, but most of these sights, although very smart and creative, aren’t what I need right now. They are shiny, trendy and have “shops” where you can buy budget calendars and … Continue reading Brainless budgeting. And the bliss in a simple life.

The Frugal Life. Living on $27,000 a year.

Two years ago we moved to this little 1941 stucco cottage that was home to many local squatters and drug dealers. It was the bane of the neighborhood, to say the least. Today it is the cutest cottage on the block and the neighbors enjoy looking upon it to see what new idea we will create in our yard. My husband and I have turned it into a hobby house where we garden and repair things and feel much like we are in some sort of training camp for a bigger project down the road. We have fun and play … Continue reading The Frugal Life. Living on $27,000 a year.