Frugal Foodie Mama: Summer Blog Challenge, Day 33- The Summer of the Staycation

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge, Day 33- The Summer of the Staycation

Financially speaking, this little family is in rebuilding mode this summer.  Last fall, my husband lost his job and we had some financial setbacks from that.  Fortunately he was able to find another job within a few months.  A job that also happened to bring us back to our hometown and to our family.  We also went from a two income (granted, I wasn't bringing in all that much) to a single income family a month and a half before our baby girl was born.  My husband and I knew from the day we found out I was pregnant with my daughter that I would be a stay-at-home mama no matter how much we had to budget and scrimp to make it happen.  

So, this summer there will be no week long relaxing vacation to a warm and sandy destination.  (Though we are already formulating a plan for saving for just such a trip for next summer.)  
Instead this summer we will be taking a few fun day trips and maybe even a few road trips.  We have a day in the big city planned next weekend, complete with a major league baseball game and dinner out.  We are also planning a trip to a nearby amusement park and an overnight camping trip.  
This is the summer of our first ever Sand Pail List!  It was fun to come up with our list, and it has been even more fun to cross things off that list. :)
To see my family's Sand Pail List, click here.
To read all our updates on our Sand Pail List adventures, bookmark this page!


  1. I love day trips and road trips. We took a day trip to Sequoia last week... it was fantastic. The kids and I loved it!

    I look forward to seeing the blog posts from when you go. (I also love your positive spirit about going... next year.)

    Read about my Summer plans here.

  2. Day trips and short overnights are so fun! :)

  3. Even without a week long vacation somewhere, your plans sound like lots of fun. Plus, with them spaced out it gives you something to look forward to all summer.


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