Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm Baaacccckkkk!

Sorry for the long break but it was great to spend a few weeks with my family and really enjoy the holidays. With the exception of our child having the stomach flu on Christmas Eve, we had a great few weeks.

I'm not one to set New Year's resolutions but I am using the new year as a start to get back on track with Living on Less. Due to morning sickness, I could hardly cook in late Nov. and most of Dec. Needless to say, we ate out way more than usual. Since we have barely eaten out in over a year, it was kind of nice to try some of our favorites again. Now that I'm feeling better (not completely over it but I can now stand the sight of my kitchen) I'm back to meal planning and serious couponing. I'm realizing we have quite the stash in our pantry and freezer so I'm planning on only stocking up on the excellent deals I find this month and working through our stash instead to help get us back on track.

As far as this blog, I plan on posting atleast 3-4 times a week. For now, I'm going to suspend my Waste Less Wednesday entry each week but I'm hoping to bring it back sometime throughout the year. It is a great series but I haven't taken time to plan for it for awhile and I need something fresh to focus on instead. If there are any topics you would like to see me write about, feel free to leave a comment or email me. I'm always looking for new ideas and love when they come from readers. Speaking of which, a reader asked me this summer to write about how we survived 9 days without power during an ice storm. I wrote a super long blog about it but never posted it due to the length and then my computer crashed. I have now recovered it and I plan on breaking it into several smaller entries and posting sometime in the new few weeks so be looking for that small series.


DiamondDaisy said...

Julie! Welcome back and glad you are feeling better. I would love to hear more tips on making it during these lean times from before you had your "stash". Brian and I are new to Dave Ramsey and had just started building our EF when we had to start using it due to his accident. And our pantry isn't well stocked. We are in serious need of lots of tips from the beginning again. How about a refresher course?? Thanks! Jenn

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