Hi. I’m Katie. I’d probably label myself as an extreme homemaker (at least, that’s what I try to be).
I’m in my 20s, and at that age, many people aren’t trying to begin homesteading or cut household expenses. However, I went through a serious medical crisis a few years back. I actually had to relearn how to walk… among other things… but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, that experience aged me by at least a decade.
Also, after I got out of the hospital, I married my high school sweetheart and moved an hour away from everything I know. Then my husband decided to surprise me with a dog, which eventually turned into two dogs. Due to my medical issues, I haven’t been able to find a job outside the home. My spouse’s one job went from comfortably supporting one to supporting four, and we were going through funds like water.
As the person staying at home with a lot more time on my hands, I began looking at finances. I started cutting expenses left and right. I read so many frugality books and blogs (Kate Singh is fabulous) that my head spun. I’m still picking up new things, but I’ve learned a lot and want to share it.
I’d like to tell you what I do to give you ideas for saving some money.
I’d also like to inspire you. There are lots of frugality blogs out there, but this one shows my personal journey.
I do all sorts of things, from sewing and cooking to gardening and painting and everything in between. I’m sure there’s something to interest you, so snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy.