Financial Freedom

Image courtesy of imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Wow — what does “Financial Freedom” mean?  Does it mean I am independently wealthy?  That I never need to work again?  What, exactly, does it mean, and is it something I can — or want to — aim for? To me, financial freedom means being debt-free, and being able to…

Shopping! (Do I need to say “Shopping on a Budget?”)

Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net What are your favorite things to shop for?  Mine include things like office supplies, craft supplies, electronics, anything sold in a hardware store (true of anything from the ma-and-pa store to the large national chains), candles in a specialty shop, pleasant-smelling bath supplies, and pretty much any type of…

Creativity — What is YOUR Specialty?

Do you have creative people in your family?  Almost everyone does!  You are probably creative, too! My husband was terrible with his hands, but he had the most creative mind of anyone I’ve ever known!  And we raised three creative children!    Our oldest is a writer, though I rarely get a chance to read what…

Organization and Storage for Crafters

Storage and organization are big issues for most people, and crafters are no exception! Today this blog is specifically aimed at crafters. Though I was trained as a home economics teacher, I have not been the most organized person in the world! So for me to do this particular blog post, you know that it…

Staying in a Hostel

The photo above was taken in the courtyard of a hostel in San Cristobal, Mexico. It was a gorgeous place. There were a couple of private rooms, a couple of small rooms, a men’s dormitory-style room, and a women’s dormitory-style room. I stayed in the women’s dormitory-style room (bunk beds with accommodations for up to…