Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Frugal learnings

Okay... so I must say I'm so proud of myself...I have spent zero dollars this week. Learning to consolidate my outings *to save fuel*and use the food already in the cupboards...and tadaa!!! Being frugal becomes is actually alot of fun!!!! I must say though, I'm in need of a book to I found a used book store...maybe beloved daughters and I will check out this new adventure.
So recap...Monday zero dollars
Tuesday zero dollars
wednesday zero dollars!!!!!

I pray that God keeps us on the path of we can live free and give back generously!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Frugal Living

I'm so excited over learning to be frugal...research...research!!! Why oh why, spend more when you can spend less. I think the first person who really gave me a "wake up" call about money, was my friend Kasia. She is from Poland and very savy with money. During a conversation of ours it dawned on me that living on credit wasn't a normal thing. In America we tend more towards buying now and paying time has gone on and I have choosen to keep learning...I'm going to be set free by frugality and no debt. It doesn't have to be so least not all the time!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Technical Difficulities

I have always been fascinated with the Amish people. Their way of life looks so peaceful and comforting. I love to watch documentaries and read books on their way of life. I do believe that we travel way to fast thru life, never really seeing. Life is such a gift. Jasmine, my little wonder girl, taught me this. She loves life, even with all her challenges. She can sit for hours just enjoying the sunlight.
I wonder sometimes what it would be like, to live like the Amish. Well last week our house was struck by lightening, so I had a small taste of the plain life. We had no Internet, limited TV, limited phone, and the DVD player was cooked. I believe I went into technical took a week to get back online...and really I was missing Face book, Google, and my conclusion for the Hassouneh's family...we will live frugal and simple our way...with a little bit of technology... added for flavor.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lazy Saturday

I must admit, I have been completely lazy today. Horrible I know, but what can I say...Jasmine and Maria have been enjoying playtime, lunch time, and snack time...:) Jasmine has been eating so good lately. I hope she keeps this up...Little Maria has no troubles in the food dept. Thank the Lord. Speaking of food...the last 2 months...I have started to study and implement "being frugal"...thrifty for want of another word. I have been tracking all our expenses...and guess what...big difference now versus two months ago...I'm more aware of prices and shopping around for the best deals...and not buying just because there is a sale...I don't want to "give" our money away...I want to keep it for our family...the now and future...I pray the Lord keeps giving the momentum of "frugality"....thanks to all the "blogs" out there on finances...its a blessing to receive such wonderful advice!!!! Okay back to the couch for more of "Keeping up Appearances" and tea!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Learning to Blog, again

It has been over a year, since I posted. This is really shameful here we go has moved forward...Maria, Jasmine's sister, entered our life 16 months ago...Jasmine attends school, I've started working, and life is good. I got teary looking back at the previous post. I remember the day Jasmine came home, I was terrified...I remember her and I sat in her room all day long ...I was scared to move is amazing how time really does heal. I'm grateful for my family and love them all so much. We are going to try this again, my friends!!! Blogging therapy!!!