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  • Breaking Free from Financial Fear - Small Notebook
    of resources out there is we are willing to share Adam says July 31 2008 at 1 21 pm I added your blog to my reader earlier this week and I haven t been disapointed My wife is also starting to read your posts This post is so very true As a preacher let me say that you are sharing something that is so basic but so NEEDED in our society with this post Thank you Adam Linda says July 31 2008 at 2 23 pm wow funny how this particular post in your blog came along today Thank you What you have written is very true Sue coffeepot says July 31 2008 at 4 01 pm I recently started reading and love your blog Amen as the Lord is our provider in which we can rest Denise says July 31 2008 at 4 27 pm I am baffled on how many times I have had a conversation this week about contentment It started on Sunday when my husband proposed I write a book about it I found that idea to be humorous actually We then went off to church where the message was on contentment After church to my moms where she explained to me that she has decided she is content with her home clothes etc after she spent some time with someone who had more than her Contentment is deep and I think everyone arrives there in their own time Once you find it it is like a sigh of relief Happiness comes and go Real contentment or joy lasts forever KS says July 31 2008 at 7 45 pm Thank you for this post Rachel I used to worship at a very affluent church and then I moved to a church that has people of all income levels I am more content now but I will never be on the St Paul level of contentment At least I don t think so sw says July 31 2008 at 8 02 pm We earn more than we ever have before yet I am more insecure than I ve ever been There is something so true about contentment When you disengage from the stuff you find the real stuff I just started reading your blog and am hooked Thanks for sharing your words and wisdom Monica says July 31 2008 at 8 06 pm We are so much alike Thanks for sharing it is so comforting to know that there are others just like me Bert Loga says July 31 2008 at 9 19 pm Hello I stumbled upon your blog via GRS and am so glad I did I love your advice today and can so resonate with it being Christian myself I just listened to a sermon online yesterday that also spoke of Paul s advice about being content in WHATEVER circumstance we find ourselves in Quite the command but doable through Him I ve added you to my RSS feed and look forward to exploring

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  • Welcome Get Rich Slowly Readers - Small Notebook
    t imagine living on 250 for one month I actually started tracking all of my expenses I began doing that this month July I ve already spent over 1 500 this includes rent cable phone internet But even after paying that I find that I spend a lot of money on take out and snacks After this month is over I am going to have to sit down and really evaluate how I m living my life I ll continue to come to this site for ideas Thank you meg says July 30 2008 at 2 43 pm Well I can definitely use all the ideas and encouragement I can get so I m looking forward to playing catch up on your blog Thanks for sharing Vika says July 30 2008 at 2 54 pm We came over from GRS and really like what we see so far We ll look forward to checking back often Denise says July 30 2008 at 4 17 pm Congrats Rachel what a treat I am sure love your site and what you have to share with your readers Funny about Money says July 30 2008 at 5 44 pm What a beautiful blog I love the design it manages to be clean and simple and somehow lush at the same time How excellent of JD to have clued us to this Wow 250 for a month I do no spend days but a whole no spend month would be altogether beyond my skills It looks like you exclude utilities and other unavoidable monthly bills but even at that it would be a miracle if I could eat for 250 to say nothing of drive to work and keep the hovel running I m impressed Ribeezie says July 30 2008 at 9 35 pm Congratulations I read Get Rich Slowly every so often but I know that they have a great community there It s awesome and well deserved that you re being recognized by them p Blog on I say Blog on aswewalk says July 30 2008 at 9 52 pm Congrats to you What a huge boost in visibility You are a gem I m glad others can find you too MoneyBlogga says July 31 2008 at 8 33 am No spend month I ve tried it over the past year with mixed success With August 1st right around the corner I m going to give it my all I ve already informed the family that s it s sort of a competition with ourselves and it ll be a great exercise in self discipline smallnotebook says July 31 2008 at 11 38 am Thanks everybody and I appreciate your reading and comments Jessica says July 31 2008 at 2 09 pm Hi I popped over from GRS I always like finding interesting blogs especially when they are by close to home bloggers I ll definitely be back to keep up with ya Ciao katlily says July 31 2008 at 3 41

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  • 4th Week of No Spend Month - Small Notebook
    ignore me Nancy says July 30 2008 at 9 04 am Rachel you ve done a great job this month And from your writing it seems to have been easier for you this year than last Guess that goes to show that learning new habit is possible and each time it becomes easier Thanks for the link How are you doing with being prepared I managed to get our youngest daughter s closet dresser cleaned last weekend This weekend is the real challenge the closet of the 15 year old she s a packrat to say the least smallnotebook says July 30 2008 at 11 44 am Laura I ll definitely be talking about menu planning in August Nancy that makes me think about my messy closet when I was a teenager That will be a big challenge I ve got some ideas that are making me really look forward to our getting prepared them in August Eden says July 30 2008 at 7 50 pm Your no spend month is incredible My wife and I are going to try this in August Honestly seeing your numbers sort of makes me feel horrible about my spending We spend more than 250 per month on gasoline alone We are going to try a limit of 500 not including gas Thanks for inspiring us to save money Meegan says July 30 2008 at 9 05 pm Congratulations on not only surviving but conquering your July I loved reading your No Spend Month updates as well as all your usual posts and am so pleased your family made it through with flying colours While we aren t in any position to attempt a No Spend Month just yet we will be giving it a go as soon as we can Thanks for all your motivation and inspiration Jenny says July 31 2008 at 4 34 pm Let me first say I found your blog from Get Rich Slowly and I m so glad I found it I love your posts I feel I m on the same page with you Second let me say your no spend month has truly inspired me You have inspired me to the point that I plan to have 70 of my car paid off by the end of 2008 And its totally doable I was going to use August as my no spend month but then I started calculating what I could do for the rest of 2008 if I continued to cut back I was shocked I know it won t be easy I like to eat out but now that I have a goal that is so close and attainable it gives me the courage and inspiration to continue I went through a period of 8 months where I didn t work I learned a lot about myself became stronger in my faith and learned I don t need all this STUFF Its very liberating Thank you for your blog and the inspiration you have

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  • Resisting the Desire to Acquire - Small Notebook
    food junk whatever It felt good Sarah Burt says July 28 2008 at 10 20 am Thank you so much for writing this I have been spending way too much lately and I just became a stay at home mom so I really need to curb it quick I am going to print this out so I remember it Sarah says July 28 2008 at 2 57 pm I try to remember Thoreau s quote simplify simplify simplify I also like this one Need Less Thanks for adding a comment to my blog the other day I m really enjoying your posts onebagnation says July 28 2008 at 5 05 pm I m trying hard to foster this kind of thinking in my daughter age 6 but what a little consumer she is It s odd because I m not a huge shopper but I suppose to her even grocery shopping is shopping and I do buy the occasional stuff for the house her even myself Yesterday she had 10 burning a hole in her pocket and my husband finally took her up to the drugstore which might as well be Disneyland she loves it there so much To my relief she came back with a little diary rather than another polly pocket ugh and she s been enjoying writing in it which is nice Anyway our culture doesn t make it easy to teach moderation in anything to our kids I guess I just have to try and teach by example Thanks for this post acompletethought says July 28 2008 at 5 11 pm I had this very struggle at the Goodwill store this morning A great looking bread basket for 4 99 What a deal I thought And then I remembered that the free basket on my counter all ready works pretty well It s just holding bread and that 4 99 could do other things What works for me in addition to your great tips is thinking what do I all ready have at home that might does could work instead of this Thanks for this post A timely reminder as all the back to school sales gear up Jessica says July 28 2008 at 5 23 pm Great tips I don t shop a lot it s not my favorite thing to do but we still somehow acquire things we don t need I m cleaning out everything for a garage sale right now and I m making a list of what I m selling I m planning to keep the list with me to remind myself to be more careful with purchases Ribeezie says July 28 2008 at 6 33 pm I have to admit it s really tough resisting the urge to spend sometimes What works best for me is to think about the costs finding something else to do emphasis on the latter My hobbies are running and reading which includes browsing through my feedreader Spending time doing either of these two definitely takes the focus off of wanting to spend aswewalk says July 28 2008 at 9 57 pm Oh well said Dh just became re employed this week after two months of no income And I was already spending all our money in my mind Then God tapped my heart and said a simple Stop I really struggle with being preoccupied with buying things so it was a miracle that I actually heard His still small voice in all that spending thinking Andrea says July 28 2008 at 10 22 pm Rachel I am so on board with this philosophy We have way too much stuff already and in the quest to simplify my life I ve been doing my best to really evaluate any purchasing decisions Thanks for the great ideas and tips Ashley says July 29 2008 at 10 07 am Great thoughts The thing that has helped me the most with not buying stuff is to just stay out of the stores I used to always go walk around places like Target when I had time to kill and all I did was wrack up a mental list of all the things we needed to buy Now we go walk around the park or stop by the liabrary instead and I don t feel bummed out about all the things I can t buy The no spend month idea is really tempting me I think my husband might panic though smallnotebook says July 29 2008 at 11 17 pm You know I just want to say how encouraged I am to read all of your ideas and testimonies about finding other things to do and not acquiring things I really appreciate all of these comments Shawn says July 30 2008 at 1 12 pm This is a great post We ve been talking about this this week because I m starting work in three weeks and we just learned my husband is getting a big bonus as well as a decent bump in pay thanks to a promotion of sorts We ve been suffering to the point of barely able to pay the bills but making it and now we ll be used to that life and have a bunch of extra cash in our accounts It s scary really all that I think about buying and wanting and needing and how easily we could waste that money instead of investing it properly and saving it I like these ideas and had been considering a no spending month to start out our new way of life Your challenge is a good one and Sept might be our month to sit back and watch the savings grow Thanks for the inspiration Great blog Leann says July 30 2008 at 2 06 pm I just found your site and must say that I have a thing for totebags also I admire your No Spend Month and am going to try to implement that with my family there s only two

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  • Taste of Summer - Small Notebook
    Comments Laura says July 24 2008 at 9 19 pm Wow I wish we had a place by us to get peaches for a price like that It all looks delicious Megan SortaCrunchy says July 24 2008 at 10 28 pm Hi Rachel I had a few minutes to get on and blog surf tonight I ve spent most of my time here getting caught up But I thought it would be annoying if I went through and commented on every single post Anyway I ve so missed reading here You continue to inspire and enlighten and I seriously want to be you All the fresh fruits sound and look delish Enjoy Laura Move To Portugal says July 25 2008 at 2 02 am May I come and eat at your house Denise says July 25 2008 at 6 54 am My son loves peaches I can envision him eating two or three of those in one sitting Fresh and in season fruit is the best by far Nancy says July 25 2008 at 8 04 am Oh the produce looks sounds fabulous Our family loves fresh peaches I actually have to place a limit on how many they can eat in a single day otherwise it would all be gone at one sitting I d love to get them for 40 cents lb no bargains like that here Enjoy Ann at One Bag Nation says July 25 2008 at 10 27 am I went to the farmer s market yesterday and picked up a flat of gigantic raspberries for a great price My daughter loves them and they re such a healthy snack Prices at our markets are generally high so you have to be careful but once the peaches come into season I splurge Your photo is lovely Kirstin says July 25 2008 at 3 45 pm Yummy I love your blog every time I visit Those peaches look fabulous louisecol says July 25 2008 at 6 33 pm Those peaches are simply mouth watering Mmmmmmm Melissa says July 25 2008 at 10 04 pm I wanna come over for tomorrow for peaches and pesto and a little BBC America smallnotebook says July 26 2008 at 1 52 am I WISH we could have a peach party And that Jessica would bring her homemade ice cream dropofkim says July 26 2008 at 8 35 am I can t WAIT to make it to the farmer s market now Beautiful pics Denise says July 26 2008 at 10 32 am Rachel do you do anything else with the peaches before freezing them and do you put them in ziploc freezer bags Lora says July 26 2008 at 11 16 am Those peaches are just beautiful especially in that bucket And your pesto sounds sooooo yummy Andrea says July 26 2008 at 6 20 pm That is a crazy price for peaches I wish ours were that cheap I was at the farmers market today and the peaches were 2

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  • 3rd Week of No Spend Month - Small Notebook
    envelope for a cash based budget a plain white envelope would just not do Laura takes short term steps for her long term goal to pay off her mortgage and move to Portugal 13 Comments July 22 2008 in Money About Rachel I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter Previous Taste of Summer Next Sneak Peak at August Comments Laura says July 22 2008 at 1 19 pm Thank you so much for the link Rachel Purposeful and deliberate is the way to go Its constant miscellaneous purchases that cause the problems Dana says July 22 2008 at 4 16 pm Rachel I just wanted to thank you Your blog has really motivated me this month I m no where close to where you are with having a no spend month but I ve made amazing improvements I have not had any fast food this month that is incredible for me Over all my spending is down by close to half HALF So a big thank you ps I made plans tomorrow night to go to a in home party so you will see this week some planned spending on my blog This was planned last month Denise says July 22 2008 at 4 23 pm thanks for the inspiration Rachel Everyone s goal needs to be their own goal what works for them and their family We would not have made it on 250 or even 500 this month for just gas and groceries What we are doing though is only buying what is needed and not wanted smallnotebook says July 23 2008 at 12 29 am Y all are welcome Dana I think that s amazing bermudaonion says July 23 2008 at 7 33 am I think your no spend month is a great way to become aware of all the ways we waste money with impulse buys Nancy says July 23 2008 at 8 15 am Rachel thanks for the link If nothing else I can say that my spending decisions have been conscious ones this month At least I m aware of where our money is going I ve not had lunch out for 3 weeks been brown bagging it from home every single day maleesha says July 23 2008 at 8 30 am What a great idea A Frugal Housewife Blessed says July 24 2008 at 10 32 am I saw this idea after the month had started I think I m going to do it in August I ve been more conscious of my spending this month and have done better about not wasting money but I think setting a limit would help even more Amy says July 24 2008 at 1 04 pm That s great after getting all this stuff bought for my son s school we could maybe consider doing it for September Thanks so much for the inspiration Chris says July 24 2008 at 6 46 pm I

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  • Sneak Peak at August - Small Notebook
    I make my way through this change Thank you Emma says July 21 2008 at 9 37 pm I am moving in a couple of weeks also so I want to do a lot of prep for our family life once the move is done meals exercise family time christmas prep I think maybe one change at a time Looking forward to the inspiration from your posts Dana says July 21 2008 at 11 11 pm I m sorry but I m really getting into the dog days of summer It s wonderful Actually we are just winding down from all of our organized activities of the summer vbs summer school and bible camp The next 3 weeks are going to be about just enjoying being outside Wisconsin are long and hard summer is great The only thing that I can say that I ve done recently is started to look at the back to school ads I have my daughter s school supply list handy Today I picked up some things at Walgreens 5 cent highlighters and 5 cent file folders Love those deals Vera says July 22 2008 at 7 37 am I absolutely love your website and I read it every day I have found so much helpful advice Thank you for your work Jill says July 22 2008 at 12 47 pm I feel like I ve been researching and experimenting with simplicity all summer This fall I d like to fully implement all the wonderful things I ve learned So August will be the perfect time to straighten the paths Don t you feel like the new year starts in September rather than January Clearly the influence of the rhythm of the school year Laura says July 22 2008 at 1 39 pm I m helping my daughter to prepare for University in September She needs a few household items bedlinen etc and we re determined not to spend any money Most items will come from our house or her grandparents houses its a fun challenge KS says July 22 2008 at 8 08 pm This is a great idea I have a 10K and a high school reunion in the fall and I need to decide how to get ready for them Also I m thinking of doing a No Spend Month single girl version amanda says July 22 2008 at 10 59 pm We re definitely preparing for school and I m planning to make a menu plan although that s been a goal of mine for months I think that realistically I ll be preparing to be prepared I d like to set up some organizational systems in terms of things I need to get done and establishing some goals rather than just to do lists Great idea http www kiddio org make art every day says July 23 2008 at 9 07 am i m so excited about august both my kids will be in school K and 2nd and i

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  • A Guest Post Today at Simple Mom - Small Notebook
    Remover Ever Next 2nd Week of No Spend Month Comments Laura says July 16 2008 at 10 31 am Great post Rachel trying to achieve perfection at work and at home has been a weight on my shoulders for years I m only just learning to cut myself some slack an it feels much better Laura says July 16 2008 at 10 33 am just once I d like to comment on your posts and not leave letters off lol the word should be and smallnotebook says July 16 2008 at 10 42 am hey quit trying to be perfect I get the chance to experience how good it feels to not be perfect at least 70 times a day Suzanne says July 16 2008 at 11 13 am Hi Rachel I enjoyed your guest post at Simple Mom so I looked at your blog I love your personality The pictures in your posts are too cute also especially of your daughter Emily says July 16 2008 at 7 42 pm great post nice to meet you i really enjoyed browsing your blog today and look forward to more smallnotebook says July 18 2008 at 10 00 am Thanks Suzanne

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