Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to name a blog!

I told you I had a problem! This is my 3rd post in one night! The house is quiet and I am loving just sitting at my computer in bloggy heaven! Anyhoo, I thought it was appropriate to explain how I came up with a name! I struggled with what to name this new journey of mine.  I wanted it to be cute and catchy but the more I thought, I realized I had nothing! However, my new home has been taking up a lot of my time lately as I am still deciding where things should go, rearranging, and painting on a budget of $0.  Now, I have always been somewhat thrifty.  I have always loved a good yard sale- I mean this fall at one sale I got an inflatable jumpy castle in perfect condition for $25 and corn hole for $20. I know! Pick up your jaws! Isn't that amazing! And goodwill, oh my, I just love to find a treasure! So my point to telling you this is that my thriftiness has been taken to a whole new level.  And thanks to bloggyland I have been able to make some amazing projects for barely nothing not to mention have discovered my new favorite store, habitat's resale store.  Have you been there? If not you need to go right now! Now, why do I have a budget of $0? Well, without getting too personal, this economy has devastated our family but God is and always has been ever so faithful and has provided us with a beautiful home and to HIM we give all of the praise and the glory! At one point in our journey I said to my hubby, "I don't care if we are in a cardboard box, as long as we are together that is all that matters." And that my friends is the truth! If you have your family you are blessed! And if you trust Him, He will provide for ALL of your needs.  So, as of Dec. 20th we have a beautiful new house that we are making into our home.  But you know what I have discovered along the way? Not only does this thriftiness help financially but the more time you spend with your own hands making something beautiful you have not only created a memory buy you have created a treasure.  So as I sit at my kitchen table with my babies tucked all snuggley in their beds I am so thankful to not only have a house but to have a home and there is no place like it!


  1. Jess....I LOVE the blog! I am also a stalker. (snicker). The busier work is, the less time I have to check everyone's stuff out, but I still love it!! I thought the pics of the house were different....congrats on the new house. Where are you located now? Also...I need some inspiration....we've been in our house 7 years and although I've changed some things, I'm ready to change it up a bit. But, like you, my budget is nearly non-existent. Help! ;-)