I’m a wife, mother of two, daughter, friend, and servant of God who has learned that our economic status does not have to determine our level of family fun.
Born in Chicago, I grew up with a thrifty mindset. Even in school, I was always looking for ways to do things for free. Since then I’ve lived in Atlanta, Chapel Hill, The Bahamas, Mexico and Jupiter, Florida, where I was fortunate enough to meet some of my best friends, including my husband. However, living in one of the most affluent zip codes in the United States proved to be a challenge.
When I was pregnant with our second child, we found ourselves in one of the most difficult economic situations of our lives – After trying to sell our house unsuccessfully (during the peak of the market), I found myself unemployed and having to sell our car just to make ends meet. Everyday I would put my two kids under the age of two in our double stroller and walk to the grocery store, drugstore, bank, park…wherever we needed to go! It was a unique experience that taught us to reevaluate our priorities and our budget. We learned what was really important and saw first had God’s faithful hand of provision.
Our family now lives in Nashville, TN, where I’ve taken my thriftiness to a new level. With a plethora of free family activities and a community of money-saving moms by my side, I’m committed to sharing all I’ve learned and continue to discover about life’s fun and free opportunities. Mix in a healthy love for Disney and a passion for teaching and Voila! a blog is born!
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To learn more about the Cone family, visit our family site at http://conehome.wordpress.com/
To hear Sami’s radio interview with Debbie Alan from “On the Home Stretch”, click here