Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spending My "Blow Money"...

I thought I would catch up on my blogging by showing some pictures of how I have been spending my "blow money." Now a definition of "blow money" for those of you who aren't Dave Ramsey followers. It is the amount you allocate in your budget for blowing money on whatever you like. No questions asked!! We started the Dave Ramsey program with our church 3 weeks ago and I have found that when resources are limited...you tend to get creative! I actually tackled two things with these projects #1. cheap decorations and #2. cheap entertainment for myself for one evening!!! Let me add that my husband and I are not one another's worst nightmare with our budget. To be quite honest, it is actually a lot of fun doing a budget together and saving money for the future is also exciting!! Who knew???? Not spending money could be fun???? ha ha

So my creative side came out in the late evening yesterday...
First, I have found a way to not waste all of my Christmas Cards that we receive from family and friends. I made a recycled Christmas Card wreath. It will be interesting to see where I find a place to display it next year. It is neat because there are things on it that say the year on it. So I wonder...??? Will I continue this tradition in the years to come??? We'll have to see.




Second, my personal favorite- a rose petal wreath for Valentine's Day. I would love to put it on my front door. I just love RED and Valentine's Day! I made it from a styrofoam wreath, lots of rose petals, straight pins, and a hot glue gun. Very easy and DO-ABLE! If I can do it...anyone can!


EXCITING NEWS...just got the text to say that BABY BOY BAKER has arrived. 7 lbs. 9 oz. You can see a picture with me and his mommy from an earlier post! She has been a best friend since childhood. They are still waiting on a name to go with that sweet face. Getting ready to head to some friends to watch the big Superbowl Game! I will be cheering for the underdog and eating all the good food.
I am taking sausage and cheese. Sound weird to you Hoosiers?
I know, but it's a MEMPHIS staple!! Pretty stinkin' good too.

4 comments:

Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

Sausage & Cheese sounds good! ha :) Your decor is awesome and Im glad you're getting on board with saving for your future. Its def something you will always be glad you did!

Shannon said...

Glad to hear what you're up to! Love you!

Brittany said...

Your rose wreath is so pretty, and I love the idea for Christmas cards. I never know what to do with all our cards each year. We too are Daveheads (remember when people used to call Dave Matthews band followers Daveheads? Only I am talking about Ramsey) followers. Luke faciliates the class at Bethany, and just started teaching his 3rd class. So far our classes have paid off TONS of debt!! Such a great ministry opportunity. Blow money is the best!!! Miss you and love you!

Tera said...

Hi Tasha! I just came across your blog. It's been forever since I've seen you! I love the rose wreath you made. So pretty! We've been living by Dave Ramsey since our first year of marriage and have been debt-free (minus the mortgage of course) for over 5 years now! It definitely makes marriage easier when there aren't money battles involved.