This swap proves you don't have to spend a lot to give a lot!
Welcome to the Dave Ramsey Swap!
Thanks to donniesgirl for swapping with me and making this a really fun experience.
In case you have never heard of Dave Ramsey he is a financial adviser who has a radio and tv show and he is horribly addicting. He says his advice is the stuff your Grandma would tell you, like don't spend more than you have. Sounds simple, but it is really hard! Like when you (I) have been living for 30 year going to the mall as I saw fit not really thinking about what was or wasn't in my wallet.
So here I am trying to enjoy my life and still kick ol' Sally Mae out of my house, why is education so expensive???!!
donniesgirl sent me a copy of Financial Peace University. That is Dave's 12 week(?) course on how to work the debt free goal thing and tell your money what to do.
I can't wait to listen to it!! Thanks.
She sent address labels! I love these!!! they say "The Donley Family" I love refering to my family as a family as much as I can! The also say my address and I didn't want to just put that out there, if you want to stalk me you are going to have to work a little harder than that! LOL!!! And they say a little Dave Ramsey-ism at the bottom of each label! how funny
Here are the pictures...finally!
recipes...Keeping your food budget down is one way I control my total budget...sometimes it sucks But I also love the challenge of cheap good meals.
crafts...This is actually a sore spot in my house...my dh grew up in a very generous home. $$$ defined Christmas and birthdays, gift cards are a staple there.YUCK! As a crafter this is anti-me. They are very generous and I love my in-laws. BUT my hubby still is stuck with this mind set...this has been very challenging for him. Christmas we actually had an argument about giving crafts. I have gotten him to compromise a little...crafts for recurring gifts(birthdays and christmas and mother's/father's day) and "once in a lifetime" gets a store bought gift/crafted combo (showers, weddings, graduations).
These books are crazy cool and full of yummy food and crafts! I can't wait to get started
This picture is of the sides. I just wanted you to see the work donniesgirl put into this short of taking pictures of each of the pages!
I am going on a picnic on Monday!!! I can't wait to use these!!!!
The brown one says, "The average millionare can't tell you who was voted off the island last night." sing it sister! I need to cut my dependence on TV! I watch way too much...even though we only have the basic networks...I am a TV junkie!
The paisley one says, "It's not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."
pot holder and iron on
The pot holder says
Broke is normal.
Why be normal?
and the iron on says "I see debt people" LOL!!!
This is a Dave Ramsey classic saying! When I tell people that I don't use or even have a credit card any more...you hear "that's weird!" a lot.
really I am so anxious about the gifts I sent! I love every one thing more and more! You ROCK!!!
I am sorry about the super long post. Just skip all the personal stuff and look at the cute things thats fine with me. I did feel like everthing needed a little explanation because we did a silly swap theme that others may not get just looking at.
Thanks for your patience!
OH and if you are inspired...read The Total Money Makeover! Its like drinking the kool-aid!