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It’s time for a change

No one gets in to blogging for the money.

Well some people do, but whatevs.  I didn’t.

I started this blog because I wanted to help others going through the Great Recession like we were.  We were broke, Troy was jumping from job to job because he was in an industry that faced enormous lay offs.  I was scared, I had to get creative, and honestly I felt like I was annoying my friends sharing my “tips” with them.  So, starting a blog made sense so I could annoy strangers.  You’re welcome.

This blog was created out of a place of helping, and it’s a theme I have tried to carry throughout my five years in this space.  There have been some missteps, some laughter, some amazing moments, and a slow and steady growth that I couldn’t have ever imagined when writing my very first post.

During this time, I have worked to educate, entertain, and help people achieve my tagline of “living a champagne life on a sparkling cider budget”.  Whatever it is I have given you, you have given me so much more.  I’ve had a few verbal smack downs, and unbelievable amount of lifting up, and support from what amounts to “strangers”.

People, the internet is pretty darn awesome.

Throughout this process, I’ve worked hard to balance my family (both young and old, healthy and not so much), my budget, and a full-time job.  I can’t pretend I haven’t had some hiccups along the way, or things that I wish I could take back, but it is what it is, and something I am proud of.

My high school English teacher made us memorize and recite Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”.  It took me a bit of time, but it’s something I still remember to this day.  Basically it comes down to the fact that we all have two choices to make in life and some times taking the well-beaten path isn’t always the best choice.  But I’ve been walking down that path for so long and it’s so comfortable.  Some days it’s boring and leads me to tears, but it’s like a familiar room that you know so well you can navigate in the dark.

But I can’t pretend this is sustainable any more.  I feel like some weeks there is SO MUCH that I want to share, but the time just isn’t there.  Recipe development, blog outreach (hell, responding to emails in a timely manner no longer happens), and even taking photos with something other than my phone seems like “so 2013”.  And so choices have to be made.

jack

Sarah

:pause for vomiting and explosive sharting:

I have always done what is right and predictable and safe in life.  I’ve had the jobs with the benefits, and even though Troy was off pursing what seemed like crazy ass dreams, I was the slow and steady wins the race kind of girl.  I took the well-lit path that made sense.

This new adventure is both exhilarating and scary as shit to me.  I’ve had a job that was “not babysitting” since I was 14.  Most of those years, I had two or three at a time.  I have always worked hard, and someone has always given me a paycheck for that work.  I’ve never really owned it though.  It’s never been “mine”.  Standing up and taking full responsibility is scaring the beejesus out of me.  If this fails, it’s on me.  And no one else.  And I’ve been running the budget over and over for a year now.  Our lives are about to become incredibly tight.  Again. As in, you can put a grain of sand between my buttcheeks, and I’ll poop out a pearl (hmmmm, business idea).

But I feel like if I don’t take this leap now, I’m always going to find a reason to stay on the payroll of someone else.

And yet as exciting/terrifying/puke-inducing as this whole thing is, it won’t start immediately.  I gave notice today, but I’m staying on at work until the end of January 2016.  You might remember me talking about a giant 18 month project at work?  Yep, it culminates in the last two weeks of January.

Something I really want to do before the “launch of the freedom journey” is to redesign this site.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for while now, but my computer is really slow and the idea of creating a whole new site when it can take up to 10 minutes to type a paragraph is not my idea of a good time.  But we move on and we slog forward and I’m going to do my best to make it happen.

What does this whole thing look like starting February 2016?  Some ideas:

  • I would like to post more often.  I’m hoping four times a week.
  • I’m going to spruce up the place, make it more user-friendly, and more “legit”
  • I’m likely going to have to explore some sponsored posts to maintain this site, and try to make up for the chunk of missing monthly predictable paycheck.
  • I’m going to have to hustle to connect with sponsors, vendors, and others to grow this site to make it self-sufficient.  What that is going to entail, I’m not quite sure yet.
  • There will probably be some more ads on this site.  Sorry.  We like food.  And electricity.

At the end of the day, I’m scared out of my wits, but am also so intrigued to see where this takes me.  If I fail, I fail, but at least I can look back when I’m old (super old because you know, kale and blueberries) and tell my grandkids “well, grandma tried”.  I appreciate your patience with me as I make this giant transition.  If you have any inclination to do so, prayers and happy thoughts would be pleasantly accepted.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
(yay bitches!)
-The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost, 1915
Addendum by Sarah, 2015
Special thanks to my friend Kat for her great Photoshop skills on the photos!

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113 comments on “It’s time for a change”

  1. I was really happy to see that the end result was not that you were leaving blogging!! More ads- no problem. Amazon links – I’ll click them! I’m really excited to see where your already awesome blog goes!!

  2. Hello Sarah, aka Frugal by Choice,
    I love that you are going to be leaving your job. I love that you will still be blogging, and I love that you will have to be even more frugal by choice but it will all help whomever follows your blog to learn a heckofalot…. thank you, thank you, thank you, I am a bit jealous cause it’s something I have been thinking about for over 14 years … (quitting) but then again you just may have given me a big boost up….
    aloha

  3. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! I am so happy for you! At some point you just have to grab your dreams by the balls and just say “let’s give it a shot”. I can’t wait until I get there some day 🙂

  4. YOU GO GIRL!! Big risk = big reward! You have a ton of support and an awesome blog, you’re going to kick ass!

  5. Congratulations!!!! You are the first blogger that I found online that was interesting enough to follow. I love your tips for living a frugal life but still enjoying life. I’m very jealous our your garden this year. I started one but after my father had a very serious health scare the weeds won over the vegetables that I planted. I’m going to try again next year, I love knowing how my food was grown and stored.

  6. I wish you the best of luck and envy you the freedom to make the difficult decision. I stumbled onto your blog one day and being we lead parallel lives , I spent two weeks reading your blog from the beginning to the present. I look forward to each new entry to see what you’re up to. I held my breath reading today’s post and am very happy you will continue. Thanks for sharing !

  7. I’m so excited for this! I love this site, and can’t wait to see more! Bring on the ads and sponsored links!

  8. YAY! Good luck!

  9. SWEET!!! Its a terribly scary thing to quit your job, but to reiterate previous statements: we’re fortunate and thankful you chose us over your coworkers! Plus, you’ve still got some time to make more choices! Let us know how we can help, but we’ll definitely support you! (Maybe I should stop saying we… I don’t know your other followers.) =)

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  10. SO happy for you!! I can’t wait to see how the site grows. I know you’ll be successful!

  11. Inreally thought it was good in the direction you were leaving the blog too. This is awesome and I wish you the best.

  12. I was so relieved you quit your job and not your blog! That said, I am praying for y’all. I left the corporate world in 2009 and it was “a little scary, a little scary”, but I have never looked back. Though I have often wondered since how I ever had time for a ‘real’ job.

    Finding a post from your blog in my inbox always adds some extra joy to my day.

    God bless your courage!

  13. You go girl! No-one I have every know who has taken a step into the great unknown has ever mis-stepped. It’s all out there waiting for you! Go get it.

  14. OMG! You go girl. I haven’t had the nerve to do it and I wish you well. I love your blog and your straight-forward, no nonsense, hope I don’t offend but I really don’t care if I do attitude. Always wish I could grow some kind of garden but apparently I have a black thumb. Good luck and I look forward to the changes!

  15. I WAS POOPING MY PANTS READING THE WHOLE POST BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE LEAVING THE BLOG! I love your antics, stories, recipes, and gardening tips! This blog has been a source of inspiration for me for the past few years. As a young 23 year old woman, I am so inspired by your choice to take a risk and do what makes you happy! It can be scary to make a big step with unknown outcomes, but my dad always tells me that no risk comes without reward. I see this blog going big places, and if you ever need a grammar nerd editor from the east coast – hit me up! Best of luck in these endeavors!

    • PS I never read Frost’s poem before, and I feel like God put this post in front of me tonight. I, too, am taking the path less traveled and needed some reassurance!

  16. Oh good, I was afraid you were going to stop blogging! Congrats on deciding to quit! Walking out that last day feels soooooo good. I didn’t quit my job for the same reasons, but we moved and I ended up starting my own business. I really enjoy your posts and am excited to see what’s to come!

  17. I almost cried when I saw the Facebook link for this post on my Newsfeed. So, I just decided not to read the post. And that lasted approximately 37 seconds. And then I read the post and I just want to say I am so happy you are going to continue blogging and good luck!!! Your courage is impressive!! Also I love Amazon so bring on the links!!

  18. I’m so proud of you! I’ll support you in any way I can.

  19. It is going to be amazeballs. Nuff said.

  20. Do it gurl! Proud of you sister! No kidding (this is creepy) while using my awesome mixer that I won on your site over a year ago I was thinking about you & how when you blow up & become a huge superstar I’ll say I have been following you for years! Then I splattered beans all over my kitchen. Do with that what you will. I’m really excited to see what the new year will bring for you!

  21. Congratulations on your big decision and best wishes for your leap of faith. I think you are awesome and that your awesomeness will only grow exponentially as you fully commit to what you love doing.

  22. So happy for you and your family! I wish you all the best.

  23. This is exciting! You have a great blog. I’m sure you will have great success.

  24. When I was 16 I made a friend spew milk and string beans out his nose with laughter. Trust me, it was a heady feeling. I set the bar high then but you have met it Sarah. I keep coming back for your wit, way with words and quirky way of looking at the world. Maybe it’s a Pacific Northwest thing since I live in beautiful Washington State too. I love your blog and it’s one of just a few I check on often. Even though I’m a decade older (at least) than you and never had kids you have a universal appeal. Keep it going girl!!

  25. My initial reaction was, “NOOOO. She can’t quit blogging!” I was delighted when I read the post and found out that the opposite was true. I check your blog for a new post on a daily basis, and would’ve missed you SO much if you were gone. Your content is more than worth a few ads on the sidebars. So, forge ahead, and know that you have an army of supporters! Jack should be SO proud of his Mom! Good luck and God bless.

  26. Congrats! I also like comfy things so I can only imagine how difficult a choice this was. I learned how to bake bread and make yogurt from you. Eventually I will attempt canning. I can’t wait to learn more from you…as long as you don’t lose the humor and fart jokes!

  27. You will do great Sarah! I’m rooting for you!

  28. Sheww!!! You had my heart in my throat for a minute there… So glad you aren’t leaving us. I have learned so much to help my tight budget and how to navigate and eat healthy on a shoestring. Love your humor. I can always count on a laugh from you. I have been known to go back and read posts multiple times because I enjoy them.

  29. Congratulations! Many positive happy thoughts and heartfelt prayers for your successful transition and profitable blog. Rock on sister!

  30. I just happened to see a friend liked a link from your Facebook page in my newsfeed and the name
    Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity caught my attention. Being on disability and a very tight budget I had to check it out. At first, I thought great I find a meaningful page and it is over. Well, I decided to go ahead and click on the link which led me here. I am glad to find that you are not closing up shop. I commend you for seeing through your commitment to your current job and for having the guts to decide to take the “freedom journey”. I help Admin several Facebook pages, one is the Citizens Action Network where we have 50 state pages and a few country pages along with some miscellaneous pages. I am going to talk with the CAN Founder, Michael C. School, and see if we could add a Frugal CAN page if you are interested. You would basically have another place to share your info. Marc Ensign is another person you might want to get to know, marcensign.com. He has a couple of good books one of which is, “Unbreakable” and it is a free e-book, the other book is called “Be A Dick”, and trust me it is a good thing. Here is a link to a video with Marc https://youtu.be/iAS_acmANy0?list=PLlw9qxNtFom1f4HV2Rta0HEdVqa70daZM and this is a link the main CAN page https://www.facebook.com/Citizens.Action.Network . I am glad that I found your Facebook page and blog.

    Frederick Rick Stralow in Gun Barrel City, Texas

  31. Congrats!! You’ll be great at home!!!

  32. Congratulations! I’m happy for you choosing to do something you love so much, and that you have supportive family & friends for your journey. I’ll do everything I can to support you along the way – and I’m looking forward to seeing what that turns out to be!

  33. You scared the crap outta me! I thought you were saying goodbye.

    Congrats on this new adventure. I look forward to each and every post, and also to the spectacular success that I know awaits you.

  34. HOORAY! MORE SARAH! ! ! But really, good for you, & good for us, too. Because a day without Sarah is like a day without sunshine. Sunshine that has a fun, potty mouth 😀

  35. You can do this! I enjoy your blog so much. And from what I can tell from your blog I know you can do this . One of my biggest regrets in my 36 years as a wife and mother is that I didn’t get to stay home and just be a mom. I worked shift work most of my children’s growing up and now that they are grown and have children of their own I still regret the things that I missed. I also played it safe…I didn’t take chances and step out and chase my dreams. So my advice…chase your dream. I look forward to reading all about your progress and successes! You got this!

  36. Yes!! I was also scared you were gonna quit. I’m so glad you’re staying and growing! #

  37. Woo!! I was also scared to read this but you just made my day. There’s not a week that goes by when I don’t click on old posts for recipes and fun. You were made to do this and I’m so happy for you!

  38. I seriously thought you were leaving blogging. GULP—- I was screaming at my phone – NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    You are going to be awesome – can’t wait to see more posts. I already check my email on Sunday’s A LOT waiting for the menu planner. I pin you as much as I can too.

    So happy for you & proud of you even tho we have never met 🙂

  39. Scary step brings great rewards! Sending positive thoughts your way.

  40. I’m so glad you aren’t quitting your blog, had me sad for a minute.
    Congrats on your decision, I’ll say prayers & send good thoughts your way 🙂

  41. Woohoo!!! Congrats!!!

  42. Girl, your blog is awesome now. I can’t imagine how much more awesome it’s going to be as your “full time” job. My head may explode. Congratulations on your new adventure! Sending loads of prayers, good thoughts, positive vibes, and whatever else ya need.

  43. So glad you are not leaving the blog! Good for you for taking this chance. Send good thoughts your way.

  44. Yeah bitches!!!! CONGRATS!! I am excited for you!

  45. I was worried when I started reading this post that you were going to be done blogging….I am THRILLED that is not the case! Good for you!!! I love reading your blog and am so happy that you will be following such a fun and rewarding path. Good luck and best wishes! Keep those fart jokes coming 🙂

  46. And you think you’re busy now? Just wait till you’re home all the time–you’ll wonder if going back to work would give you more free time! I’ve spent the last fifteen years as a stay at home mom, and there are days when the bathroom was my only sanctuary. The kids are grown and gone now so that helps (though they are too far away for me). But the husband retired five years ago and I’m back to hiding in the bathroom occasionally! BTW, you do know that you or your dad can get paid for taking care of your mom? It might help with your expenses.

    • Dad and I are both of the mindset that as long as we can afford to not take money for doing anything for mom, the better. If it was someone other than a parent, I might consider it, but it just feels right to do what we’re doing, regardless of financial compensation.

  47. Like many others, I started reading this and thought, “Oh, no!” Then I started thinking how selfish I was to be thinking that. Then I thought I should give myself a break. Then I got to the photo and whooped and scared my dog. So thanks for a roller coaster emotional evening that culminated in a lot of happy dancing and hubby running into the living room asking if we were ok. Congratulations! And good luck with the giant project. Looking forward to next year!

  48. Yay!! Good luck love your blog

  49. You almost made me cry! And not just happy tears for me (more blog posts in the future!), but because I am really happy to see you do something for you. You deserve it and you will rock it. Because the Force is strong in this one 🙂

  50. Not gonna lie, I’M SUPER STOKED FOR YOU!!! You have got to, hands down, be my favorite blogger ever. You have such an awesome voice (and the fart jokes, etc, that’s my JAM) and I just really love to read what you write. So kudos to the upcoming freedom and yay to more posts. 🙂 Cause we all dig ya 🙂

  51. Yay! Congrats on being able to make the transition! I’m hoping in a few years, I’ll be in a similar position after we’ve paid off this debt and (hopefully- I mean really, any day now) started a family.

    It’s so great to see what living a frugal lifestyle and blogging about it can bring you in way of life satisfaction! You’re a huge inspiration to me and looking forward to watching the transition!

  52. Holy f*#@!ing shitballs lady. I got chills reading this. So effin’ pumped for you. You gots balls lady! Excited to see where this scary as ass journey takes you.

  53. Not going to lie, I had been wondering if you were going to be able to keep the blog going with all of the changes you & the guys have been through this year. As much as we love the blog, your family & real life come first.

    I would rather read your blog with ads than not have it…..do what you gotta do! Congrats and best wishes!!

  54. I am so excited for you! I love your bravery for following this dream and doing something that you love. I’m excited to keep reading your blog, as it is a high point in my day every time it shows up in my email inbox. 🙂 I have been inspired so many times to make small steps toward being more homemade and homegrown. Follow your dream and the doors that God is opening for you! 🙂

  55. As another slow and steady you have my complete admiration! I tried quitting my job once but I panicked too much to enjoy it, but you’re not quitting, you’re moving from employed to self-employed.

    The ads/sponsored posts you mentioned in time it might be worth looking at selling instruction kits for the stuff you make on your blog via Etsy, so if you use templates for your quilts or putting together your gift subscriptions like the ones you send your friend. Just an idea.

    • My quilts aren’t my own design, so I couldn’t sell anything like that.

      BUT, I have been working on a homemade health and beauty product that friends have been trying out and loving. Even Troy is on board (don’t worry it can be manly too) and loves it. A few more testers and I’ll be ready to potentially open an Etsy store next year when I peace out of the corporate life.

  56. Oh happy day! Enjoy this new chapter of your life…and keep the twelve-year-old-boy humour comin’!

  57. I’m another one who was reading this, all nervous that you were quitting the blog, and then I saw the reveal and want to high five you so hard! Way to go! Yay for you, because that’s so bold and awesome, and yay for me, because I get to read your stuff more often!

  58. You could do a special segment with a potty humor joke/story one a week or once a month? HA! I love the blog. I might just visit every day and click on all the ads I see, just for fun. I totally support you. I will use your amazon links, and whatever else I can. So happy for you. My one request is that I hope you don’t become TOO mainstream/vanilla/(clean-mouthed) 😉

  59. For a minute there I thought you were leaving the blog. I’m excited to follow along as you take this leap in life. Congratulations!

  60. So excited for you!

  61. You Rock!! That. Is. All.

  62. Wonderful news!!! So glad that you’ll be posting more!!! Congrats!!!!

  63. You’re so funny and real, I can’t wait to read your posts more frequently. I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I really enjoy it. Happy news, indeed. Good luck!

  64. oh my gosh, more Sarah!!!! yay!!!!!!!!!
    we can all help.
    we can click on your ads.
    we can cross-post our favorites of your blog postings to our personal facebook page with a blurb like “Oh my gosh look how funny this ‘Confessions’ posting is! I love #32!”.
    And we can recommend Sarah to our friends (like we don’t already!!??).
    good luck Sarah, I’m so proud of you for making this step!
    big cyber pat on the back!

  65. De-lurking to also say: Congratulations! I found your blog a while ago and was delighted to discover it’s not going dark. From what I’ve gathered about your job vs. the rest of your life, this doesn’t really sound like you’re doing anything other than acknowledging that the road not taken has always been the right one. While I know it’s scary, the advantage of approaching life frugally is not just that you save money, it’s also that you know how to look at your options and figure out how best to take advantage of the financially viable route. You’re gonna do great, and I’m so glad I get to continue to read about it!

  66. Good for you! You’re going to do great!

  67. I was so upset when I started reading this post. You are the only blogger I get excited to see a post from in my email and Facebook. I started getting a little teary. It made my day to see that you weren’t leaving! I know change is hard and being without dependable income is beyond terrifying. But I’m glad you are sticking with us and hopefully we can help you as much as you have helped us.

  68. Good for you! I left the corporate world with the big salary and the security and health insurance and all that at the ripe old age of 55 to become a lay minister. I was scared and thrilled and everything that you are right now.

    Believe me when I say you won’t regret it. It will be hard. It will mean changing some of your lifestyle choices and your expectations; but, it will also mean a greater satisfaction and enjoyment of life, and a huge improvement in your quality of life for both you and your family.

    I’m so happy for you!

  69. WooHoo ☺️ go get~em ❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️ You of all people can pull this and MORE off

  70. Congratulations on your choice to quit your job! SLOW down as much as you can, easier said than done! Keep us posted on how things are going and best wishes for the future ahead. I so hope you get to enjoy life more and maybe get that next child you are hoping for. Sending a big smile and a hug, Doris

  71. How wonderful for you and your family. Way to go and good thoughts for you all.

  72. Wow! How wonderful! I never comment, but just had to say, “Congratulations and Good Luck”! I really enjoy your posts and was so afraid at the beginning of this one that you were going to say you had to give up the site! Yay for us!! I’m a fellow “numbers runner,” and can’t imagine how scary and exciting this must be…good for you! I think you might be an inspiration to all of us dreaming of going after our passions (BEFORE we’re too tired to remember what those were!).

  73. I am so super excited for you!

    I love your blog so much that even while I am recovering from who knows how many concussions I’ve managed to get in the last few months (derby- it’s a love/suffer relationship) I still read your blog (even though reading makes me want to toss my cookies right now). I am so glad you are not giving it up.

    I know how scary this transition is going to be, but if I’ve learned anything from stalking, I mean following you (blog, FB, instagram) it’s that you are a survivor and you know how to make shit work out.

    Sending happy positive vibes your way!
    Tina S.

  74. You’ll never regret it. A couple of months ago I left my job to be a stay at home mom. It was a decision that we had spent A LOT of time stressing over, but decided to give it a go. You can never know until you try, right? Best decision ever. Congratulations on your decision.

  75. I found this article at the most perfect time. I am currently in the process of building my own business by sharing essential oils. I truly enjoy educating people and helping them advocate for their own health in a purely natural way. It hit me that I too don’t want to be on a payroll other than my own. It’s effing scary – putting all the extra time I have into growing my team and business. But I know it will be worth it, and I know I’ll be able to provide for my family like I never have before. You are an inspiration to myself and many, and you are not alone!

    Thank you for this blog entry. It’s exactly what I needed.

  76. GOOD FOR YOU! take the jump take the risk! I think its fabulous and I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! w00ho0ooooOOO00000 😉

    i’ll click the ads too 🙂

  77. I almost had a heart attack because I thought the blog was on the chopping block. So happy for you!

  78. I, like many others, just about shit myself when I started reading this post…WHAT THE F***?!?!?! Sarah’s going to stop blogging?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Then I continued to read on, and was like, oh, hah, she really had me going!!

    Don’t ever do that again. Had I not been on the toilet, I would have needed one.

    Congrats!!! You’ll be fabulous!!

    • Ah, it’s fun to mess with people, so thankfully you were on the pot.

      I think in another life, I was a cat because I enjoy toying with people. 🙂

  79. Good for YOU!!! I love reading your blog and will be interested to see who you have for sponsors (SUBARU?) I have an Outback, also!

  80. I also started when I thought you were getting rid of the blog! I have been reading and following for years. I love how you convey your life. I do believe if I lived closer and not in The Canada where it snows more than it doesn’t and people wear tooks year round that you and I would be friends……pause for creepy silence……
    I’m so glad you are taking this leap. Happy thoughts are being sent your way.
    *seriously I saw a kid wearing a black beanie today and it was 41 out….I uncontrollably yelled hooligan and shook my fist at him. It’s people like him that make us Canadians look like tools.*

  81. SHARTED! Damn auto correct

  82. Yay!!!! I shall look passed any ads and tolerate the sponsored posts. Just, try to be extra funny during the sponsored posts to make it up to us.

    Congratulations! I’m excited!

  83. Congratulations! It’s a great thing to get to see someone realize a dream!

  84. I think that same voice that said “I can make my own bread”, or “I can raise laying hens” is the same voice guiding you now. Nothing like independence for breeding more independence. What an awesome example you are setting for your son!

  85. Oh, Sarah, I’m so happy for you. Leaving my job 3 years ago was the BEST thing I ever did. Yeah, money is unbelievably tight these days, but we have “enough.” My sanity is worth so much more. I wish you the best of luck!!

    xoxox

  86. It’s your life…live it!!! It’s what we were meant to do!!! Live it all and love it! Good for you!

  87. Go on and get it!! Good for you. & glad we’ll be hearing more from you.
    Always look forward to your posts. Thanks from NJ.

  88. CONGRATULATIONS!

  89. You go girl! You are dreaming big and acting on it. I look forward to your future posts, especially as your job ends in January.

  90. Im proud of the choice you are making! You go girl!

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  92. So happy for you! Love, love, love your blog personality and style. Congratulations and kudos to you for having the guts and work ethic to pull this off!

  93. I don’t know if this will help, but there is a blog called FunCheapOrFree and she did a few posts about how her blog makes money. It might have some details you could use. Congratulations!! and I look forward to all the new posts in the future!

  94. I discovered your blog last year and love it and will be looking forward to even more content. Prayers of peace and success coming your way!!

  95. Congratulations! I only started following your blog a few months ago and I love seeing a new post in my inbox! It’s always difficult to make a big leap, but a lot of times it proves to be the best thing you ever did! Life is too short not to try new things. Keep up the good work, keep having fun – I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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