Friday, May 29, 2009

Out with the bad in with the good!

Please give Mandy a warm welcome! WOO( come on I'm hearing crickets out there). So now that you've determined I'm completely off my rocker and maybe a few fries short of an apple pie ( gotcha!) It is with great pleasure,and lemonade, that I begin my blogging!

So what led me to start this you may be asking? Was it the spaghetti I ate last night or the cupcakes maybe? No, due to recent events in my life I made the decision to start doing a makeover on parts of my life that are ready for renovation. This drastic remodeling will affect my family hopefully for the better.( and yes part of that is maybe cutting down on cupcakes lol)

This month my husband applied, tested, and interviewed for a job. Not just any job either, a job that could drastically change our financial present and future. We were looking into better living, paying off debt and eating way healthier with more money( like we can't do that now). He came in second to someone much older that had the blessed status of having worked for this company many years before and knew many of the people "in charge" so to speak. My husband thought he had lost a battle of sorts and had let the family down. Not at all! Never could not getting a job let me down in fact it has excited me; not only did we find out he is a very capable employee and asset to potentially many companies but I figured out we can live better on what we have! Call it my Eureka moment!

This "disappointment" for my husband has challenged me to help us live differently so we can still have the lifestyle that we want without the cost that comes with. Here is where I quote Dave Ramsey: Live like no one else so in the future you can live like no one else! It's the changes we make now that will ultimately shape our future for better or worst.

What am I making over?
  • Finances- I am keeper of the checkbook and am lucky enough to have a husband that is as dedicated to helping me make this work as I am in making changes. This includes cut backs and savings!
  • Self- I am overweight by alot and need to slim it down and eat healthier not just to look and feel good but to be healthy in life! I cook mostly for my family so this will be me finding healthy recipes that we all will enjoy and ultimately lead to us all being healthier!
  • House- I have alot of clutter. I need to get rid of stuff and quit hanging onto things, I don't "NEED" everything! The less clutter there is the better I feel and function!
  • I need to makeover my business and for those who don't have one it's ok! My question to myself is why can't I be Million Dollar Club? I hesitate too much and don't put enough work into it and I need to kick my butt into gear!
There is a list for starters of things I will be working on. Tomorrow I may list some of the financial cutbacks I have in mind ;o) Hope yall enjoy the reading and feel free to join me in my makeover!


  1. Good for you...I'm in the middle of a financial makeover myself. I look forward to reading about your ideas.

  2. hi, found your blog through cafemom! I could totally relate to three of your four of your "make overs". Somehow in the blink of an eye i managed to get us in to debt, so we need to get out ASAP! I'm a very active athlete, but my families eating habits SUCK so i'm quickly trying to make that over, and I am the worst housewife ever with our clutter/mess. Enough about me, i'm looking forward to reading and any tips you have to share! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hey, I didn't know you were a Dave Ramsey fan!. Hubby and I are following his plan and are on our way to paying off our debt! It is taking us a while since we've had some set backs but we're getting there, can't wait to be FREE! One good tip for financial freedom that kind of keeps us out of trouble is, when you're tempted to buy something always think do you really need it? or is it just something you want? if you don't need it then you can live without it and move on! Sometimes I feel bad telling my friends that we can't join them to go out to eat etc... but I love Dave Ramsey's quote "live like no one else, so that you can later live like no one else"

  4. Go girl. Good luck with all that. I'll be one of your cheerleaders.