I took a bit of a hiatus the last few months. It has been a time of refocusing for our family. We have had several changes.
The biggest change has probably been that after being actively involved with several different areas in our church we felt God telling us it was time for us to step away. We listened, although questioning, and have found new friends for all of us and a new body of believers that we enjoy getting to know better and worshipping with on Sunday mornings and during the week.
We have been able to continue to build relationships with other families in our neighborhood. We have had several get-togethers with other families of preschoolers. On Halloween we set up a Halloween Hangout for all of our neighbors in our driveway. We had a wheel for the kids to spin for prizes, along with hot dogs, chips, and lots of sweets.
I have also changed where I am grocery shopping. I was becoming more and more frustrated when I shopped at MARTIN'S and was going to start shopping at Kroger when a new independent grocery store opened near us - Libbie Market at Ridgefield. It is owned by former Ukrop's employees and a majority of the staff are former Ukrop's employees. The prices are also fairly reasonable.
So, I have decided to revive my blog for 2013 with a different concept. I am going to have a post everyday (or at least try to). I hope to have a daily post about a frugal living tip. It may be how to save money, ways to make do with what you have, or new ways to get discounts. These may not be all new tips to you, but hopefully what seems like an everyday thing to you will really help someone else.
I look forward to sharing these tips with you and having you, my readers, share feedback about the tips and any tips that you have for saving money, time, or just your sanity.