Friday, March 3, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha --Six Dollar Family Book Review

A have written a couple of times in my Friday posts about reading the Six Dollar Family book on my Kindle app.  I had gotten the sample of the book and after I read that I was hooked and ordered the full version for $2.99.

The full title is Six Dollar Family:  From Six Dollars to Six Figures   It's written by Stacy Barr.  It was inspired by the fact that she found herself and her daughter in a homeless shelter with only 6 dollars in her pocket.  She has a blog of the same name that I am also now following.

I really enjoyed the book and will reference it a lot.  The best part of the book for me are the many recipes that she shares.  The recipes are not just for all kinds of household cleaners, but also for health and beauty items as well.    I fully plan on making some of the beauty items to give as gifts, hopefully this year.

In addition to the recipes, the Kindle version includes links to many other recipes and other DIY gift ideas.

There was one part of the book that makes perfect sense for the financial mess that my husband and I are in, but I didn't like the thought of it.  She talks about giving up everything that is not completely necessary---this includes cell phones and internet!  I admit that confused me and I said NO out loud.  Most of what little I earn is done with apps on the cell phone and on the internet.    That would be a no-go for me.

The front of the book focuses on budgeting, the middle on saving and cutting your expenses and the end  is about keeping on the road to building the six-figure future.

There are 22 sections in the book, each with sub-sections.  Just some of these are: The Basic Budget, Save on Groceries, Relationsships & Money, Save on Gifts, Boost Your Income, and Continuing Your Journey.

I can honestly recommend this book to everyone---those who are just curious about living a frugal lifestyle, those just starting their journey to be frugal, those who find themselves in NEED, and even those who are already living frugally.    You can click the picture of the book above for full information and find it on amazon.

To conclude, I am sharing 3 other books that I have on my wishlist to read.  There are so many to choose from and I want to read them all!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- I Need More Sewing Time!

It's more like I just need to take more time to dedicate to sewing.  I just can't figure out how to do that with so many other things going on and a lot of that my attempts to earn money.

I wasn't going to put a picture of the selvage rug since I only added a few strips to it, but out of habit I took a picture anyway, so here it is:

Still plugging away making 3 yo-yo's each day.  At least you can see that my bags of yo-yo's are growing.  I'm up to 5 bags of them so far.

I have the 6 paper pieced star blocks sewn together but now I am working on the other 10 blocks in step by step order instead, all at once.  Hoping beyond hope to find time to get the sewing machine back out today!

You can see my list of my 17 UFO's for 2017 challenge in the right side bar.  If you want to see the list with pictures you can see my post here:

I link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

Here is the book I am using for my paper pieced star as well as paper piecing paper!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...