The hubs has been dropping the name "Dave Ramsey" more and more lately. In case you haven't heard of this fellow, you can find him here. Every time I hear "Dave Ramsey" I panic a little. My heart races (not in a good way), my palms get sweaty and I feel like I better buy what I want now. Dave Ramsey is latin for 'your life will no longer be fun'. My fear is obviously based on ignorance and my own issues with change. When my husband says "I think our goal should be to pay our house off as soon as possible" I hear "you will never be able to shop again and you can kiss any future vacations goodbye". But then I came across a post on one of my favorite blogs, Domestic Imperfection. The post is titled "How We Paid Off Our House in 3.5 Years". WAIT ONE HOT MINUTE!! Paid OFF their house in under four years? I thought to myself "this Ashley gal has the most adorable home....surely someone 'helped' them with this." Nope! Read the post here. They did it entirely on their own. I was so enamored with her attitude and approach I had to quote her and print it out as a reminder of what is SO very true.
Can I get an amen?
Just look at some photos of their paid-off home. If this is what decorating on a budget looks like then sign me up!
It's like the cozy spot you dream about when you feel like getting away from it all, isn't it?
No words for this sunny spot.
So thanks to Ashley, Dave Ramsey is going to be my new BFF. I know the hubs and I are already off to a great start in being content with what we have- more so than we've ever been before. We've lived in our house 6.5 years which is longer than either one of us have lived in the same house in our adult life. Before we found each other we were both stuck in the 'if I move, my life will be better', 'if I buy a newer/bigger/better house, my life will be better' mindset. As Ashley says, "if you can't be content with a little, then you will never be content with a lot". Truth.