Friday, February 24, 2012

Seriously?! Alright, Now What?

Over the last few weeks it's been all over the news that gas prices are going up and will continue to go up with some places reaching $5.00 per gallon. Yesterday, our gas station right around the corner raised their price from $3.86 a gallon to $4.06 a gallon! In one day! So that got me thinking about all kinds of stuff....and wondering how your families are making it through this recession with increasing prices.

Chris and I are no strangers to cutting back, and a lot of the things that I do (or don't do) is a direct result of recognizing what's most important to us. It's no secret that I am a stay at home wife and I believe that that is the place that I'm supposed to be but there are challenges that we face in order to maintain that. We've done the dual income, full time, hardly see one another, 1850 square foot brand new house thing and it simply didn't work. I believe women are the keepers of the home and our presence and attitudes set the tone for family atmosphere so how do we balance that with the extra challenges we are facing?

I'd love to hear any input that you may have and how you stretch your dollars and time into a thriving home. And is this something that you would be interested in turning into an ongoing Thrifty Living Series?

I hope to hear from you soon!


  1. This isn't going to get better until we have a president that understands how to make us energy free. Until then, fewer trips. The hike is gas price will have a huge rippling effect on all industries and in the end our pocket books will suffer the increase in the cost of more than just gas. Yes. Do a thrifty column. I need it.

  2. Melissa - you know I'm a big fan of yours and I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Go here to see it:


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