I am a 28 year old wife and mom of 2 living in a quiet little suburb of Houston Texas. My name is Heather, Mommy, Mama, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, etc etc. I wear many hats.
I’m just going to be honest, until very recently…it was not out of the realm of possibility for me to walk into a grocery store and walk out $250-$300 poorer. Was I buying junk? No…not really. Was I intentionally spending that much money on groceries every week? Absolutely not. I had a budgeted amount to spend. I was just incapable of sticking to it.
So what happened? How did I go from grocery store flunkie to How To Save Money in 7 Days E-Book writer?
You can read in depth about that journey here in Our Story, but the short of it was that I educated myself. I immersed myself in the culture of coupons, bargains and frugal living. I poured over blogs and forums desperate for the answers that would help me get my spending under control. I didn’t even realize just how out of control it was, but the deeper I dug…the more I realized that I was never taught how to shop. I was never educated on how to get the most bang for my buck.
Now I know. I know the value and the power of my dollar. I know that almost everything has a rock bottom price and that you really can buy hundreds of dollars in groceries for dollars and change. I have learned how to triple (at times quadruple) our income within the confines of a salary that actually hasn’t changed all that much in the past year. We are living well within our means. No credit cards. No lingering debt. We are living comfortably. We are living well.
The blog is my effort to pay my knowledge forward. To turn this newfound passion of mine into a charitable contribution to society. What I learn, I pass on to my readers. You see, once you start living frugally…life gets really exciting. Why do you think there are so many coupon blogs? Deal blogs? Money saving blogs? Because saving money is exciting. It’s thrilling. It’s too wonderful to be contained and quieted.
I don’t want to just lower your grocery bill though. There is a world filled with savings out there and I want to help you capture it. Every freebie, every frugal healthy recipe, every DIY project…I want to empower my readers to stretch their income in ways they never thought possible. To learn that wealth isn’t about how much money you make, but what you do with the money you earn. Real wealth, the kind that doesn’t come from a windfall or a fancy inheritance, is built bit by bit…penny by penny…deal by deal.
It is my goal, my desire, my duty to share what I learn. Make no mistake, I am nowhere near done educating myself. This is a community…and if you have an amazing idea, I encourage you to share it with me. Educate me. Let’s keep the dialogue going and prove that frugal living is fun living!
So where do you start? I recommend starting here. Need to get in contact with me? No problem, email me heather @ familyfriendlyfrugality dot com
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope this is the start of a great new friendship.