Today was a snow day for us. We loved having a “free” day to sleep late and then get some things done.
We hadn’t yet taken down our Christmas decorations so today was the perfect day to do that. When we got it all put away I said the words every husband LOVES to hear….”Honey, why don’t we move the furniture around?” Mark smiled through clenched teeth.
Later Mark and I talked about how we love our “new” family room. And that “when you can’t get new, you do what you can do.” We’d love to have new furniture, but it’s not a part of our “living with less” life.
We got a call from our editor today to say that our new book, Living With Less So You Have More, is heading to the printer! Wahoo! In celebration of this, I’m launching a regular “Living With Less” discussion on my blog.
So what phrases or “philosophies” do you have in your house? Will you help us create some catchy “living with less” phrases like we created today: “When you can’t get new, you do what you can do!”
Oh and by the way, you can pre-order the book on Amazon.com now. I’m so excited!
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We have spent a total of $5 out of pocket for our children's clothes since they were born. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 9 month old. They way I did this was I made friends (or relatives) with people who were more happy to give away clothes than have a garage sale. This is one reason why it is good to have friends with kids of different ages. I thought of a kinda good phrase, but it isn't about buying clothes which is what I have, store bought clothes, but maybe it will work for you. Or maybe work for a different topic of sewing and mending anyways…
When you can't sew or mend, make a friend.
I am very excited about this book!!! My husband and I are working towards the [large] goal of living a debt free life and look forward to reading your book together. One phrase I have heard, and like to use… Buy used and safe the difference! For us, this means we will be putting the extra money towards paying off our debt!
I don't know if this is a catchy phrase, but my motto with shopping is buy one, get rid of one. Whether it's clothes or house decor, every time I get something new, I get rid of something old. Another thing with clothing is that if I haven't worn it in an entire season, out it goes…probably won't wear it next year either.
I left this on Facebook, too, but I just love this phrase I heard one time. I try to remember it often & put it to practice:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
These are great phrases! Thank you so much for sharing!
I wonder if you read Beth Moore's blog…she had an interesting discussion about rearranging furniture a week or so back.