by GettingFreedom on May 25, 2008

Hi! I’m Phoebe and I’m obsessed with finances and frugal living. I think numbers all day long.

My husband and I are raising our 3 children in a rural commuity in Missouri. We have 2 boys, ages 8 and 4, and a girl who is 7, going on 17.

I have not worked outside of the home for the last 5 years, but my “job” is to save my family money and to find new and exciting ways to be frugal. This is definitely not where I thought I would end up in life. I was raised in a large town, having never cooked a day in my life. When I graduated high school I had dreams of being a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse. But God had different plans for me!

We garden extensively and hope to produce enough this year for our family, as well as bless others. This year we have decided to raise chickens and possibly our own beef. This again is all new to me, I don’t think that I have ever in my life touched a cow!

I love the Lord with all my heart, and I strive to be the wife and mother He made me to be. I’m learning all things domestic, and I’m loving every minute of it! When I’m not plugging numbers into our budget, or couponing like a crazy woman, you can find me in the kitchen making anything and everything I can. I like finding ways to make whatever I can from scratch. Not only is it frugal, but I know what is in it! This doesn’t just go for foods, either. I currently make my own laundry soap, and fabric softener.

When I’m not attending to my domestic duties, I enjoy being outside, blogging, or being crazy with my kids. When I get the chance I like to sneak some alone time with my husband or go out with some friends.

I hope that you will join me as I learn that the simple, frugal life, is THE life!

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