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About Little Ol’ Me

Our family of four is on a journey towards self-sufficiency.  It’s been an incredible journey so far and we’ve only just begun (if you consider four years “just beginning”). 

I was born and raised in Central Texas in a quaint little town called Austin (maybe you’ve heard of it?).  I was what some would call a “Bubba” which means I was born south of the river (Town Lake).  I was a city girl at heart (and really balked at the idea of moving to Lockhart when my Dad suggested it during my high school years).  Needless to say, we stayed in the city.  I went to a local college and met the man of my dreams.  One afternoon we were both studying in the library (at separate tables) and three hours later we were deep in conversation.  When I walked out of the library, I knew that I was going to marry him.  He proposed after 6 weeks of dating and we were married seven months later.  I kid you not.  It was a wonderful, whirlwind courtship and the most romantic time of my life.  Those were glorious days (but that’s a different story).

My husband, Johnny, was raised as a country boy in a very small community north of Austin.  He hunted, fished, trapped and whatever else country boys did.  Mind you, we were complete opposites.  I went to the mall every weekend and he hated shopping.  However, I must say that my Dad hunted every fall and so I was accustomed to venison and rabbit.  Needless to say, I have since embraced my “country roots” and can’t imagine ever living in the city again. 

My in-laws are our neighbors and my children (ages 11 and almost 8) visit their grandparents nearly every day.  We live on the same land that my husband grew up on and are steadily making our way towards that independent lifestyle we desire.

This is just a brief snapshot of who I am.  I hope to bring you along our journey, learning as we go.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. lisa permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:41 pm


    I saw your name on another website!!!!! who knew! Frugal Village. They had some great ideas. I am going to sign up at your place too. I could use some extra ideas this year. We are trying to make it a good one starting with finances!

    Love you,


    • March 28, 2011 8:57 pm

      Awesome! I haven’t been to Frugal Village in awhile…that’s a good website. Welcome! I’m going to try to do more blogging this year. I’ve been so sporadic over the past year but I hope to be more diligent this year!!!

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