My First Visit to a Food Bank

Bill and I are extremely hard-working people. Bill works full-time (plus overtime usually) and I stay home with our 1-year-old daughter. We pay our bills, never spend unnecessarily, and don’t even pay for subscriptions to anything (including cable). That being said, as I have hinted at in previous posts, we have been stretched very thin…

Birthday, Bed, Bread and Bungalows

Shae turned one years old last weekend, but it feels like a month ago. Bill, Shae and I hit the ground running last Thursday and haven’t stopped since! It was a whirlwind of family and friends, most coming from California. All came to the party and most stuck around for some quality time afterwards as…

Frugal Living Like Grandma

It occurred to me this morning as I scoured the internet for money saving tips that I have made the drastic lifestyle change from modern consuming buying person to…my grandmother. I miss her terribly. She passed four years ago and I still think of her daily. She never got to meet my husband or daughter,…

Creativity and Running Wild

Over these last two weeks my child did a self update from Agreeable Crawling Infant to Walking Toddler 1.0 complete with the no head shake feature which she regularly demonstrates. For some reason she thinks that just because she can walk without holding onto me now that she is grown enough to make all her…

Belfield Family Home Shopping

Wife, child, husband trio looks for homes in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Will they find the right home for them? Will their rates be reasonable? Will Amy ever figure out what level to pitch her voice? Stay tuned and find out! #Belfield #Family #SouthernOregon #RogueValley #HomeShopping #SpaceCowboyBill

I don’t know why

The title says it all here. I don’t know why. I don’t know why I have spun into a depressive state. I don’t know where these feelings of unsettled, unsafe, sadness is coming from which is making it very hard to find the solution. I have a lot of anxiety surrounding our daughter and other…

Home Shopping

Just a quick blurb about our recon and thought process regarding home buying/shopping. #SouthernOregon #TravelOregon #RogueValley #TalentOR #GoldHillOR #HomeBuying #HomeShopping #Family

Mom Who?

Unless you are a mom yourself, it is hard to understand the drastic change in identity a woman goes through. Even myself thought the transformation would be as simple as going from thin, to pregnant, to a bit heavy, then quickly back to normal. But it is so much more involved than that. I did…

Bread Day!

This day shall be known as bread day! With normal cost of living, 3 car registrations due, a wedding to plan (I found my dress!!) and a one year old’s birthday to throw this weekend, we are…slim on cash. So what did I do today? I cooked! I have found this to be one of…