my Spring fashion wish list for Gigi


1. Lila Dress / 2. Pink Girl Tights / 3. Kids Mary Janes / 4. Orange Dress / 5. Russian Rose Leggings / 6. Leather boots with stars

This is a post all about how we lost our job and I no longer have money for any of these adorable items, but also how I’m totally ok with it! If that interests you…read on!

On the last day of November, my husband who has never been unemployed in his life, was let go due to large-scale company changes. We had a feeling it might happen–the company in a matter of days–was suddenly under duress. So, he went to work on a Friday morning knowing there was a 50/50 it would be his last day there, and about 2 hours later he came home and said, “Well, I’m a free man.”

*Please note, we’ve lost our income, it’s Christmas time, and I’m pregnant!

For most people this would be like, the worst thing in the world. But my husband is also a part-time media musician, which means he composes and masters songs for TV shows, short films, radio ads, recording artists and has even scored an independent motion picture. I had been telling him to take the plunge and quit his job, because music is his bliss, and his job was nothing more than a job. And I am not biased when I say he is mind-blowingly talented. Every musician I’ve ever met is wowed by his skills.

But, with all that said, he had kept his day job for the fantastic insurance, flexible hours, and steady pay-check. Music is a risky business, yes?

Within hours of being let go a competing company called and offered him a seasonal, but extremely well paying-position. Meaning we would be able to make more money in 4-5 months as he’d make in a year at his old job, BUT we’d have to move for those 4-5 months (and I’ll add still no insurance).

So then we had a decision. He could either go work for this other company (and take me, Gigi and a week old baby with him) and make a lot of money…but continue delaying his true passion. Or he could dive into music.

So duh, his wife who thinks that any sum of money over $1000 is basically Monopoly money encouraged him to follow his heart.

After a few months of back and forth, I’m happy to say, we are now fully self-employed.

I’d be lying if I said the fact we lost our AMAZING insurance while I was pregnant was easy, or the fact that we essentially have no steady income doesn’t give me a second of panic every now and then. However, I have been blessed with an overwhelming feeling of peace and faith in my phenomenal man since the moment those words, “I’m free” dripped off his lips.

We have worked hard to get out of debt, and we don’t have any HUGE payments other than our mortgage, so between what I make from my odd jobs blogging and my mobiles, and his odd jobs and music, we really are just fine.

I used gift cards and handmade gifts for ALL of Christmas. We spent about $20 on gifts for Ginger, and no money on each other. We used Christmas money from my grandparents to buy most of the supplies I needed to start selling my mobiles again.

We used to eat out ALL the time (especially because I was working so much). But now we eat out maybe once a week, and do so on the cheap. I play with Gigi in the mornings, and Eric (my man) takes care of Gigi in the afternoons. We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner together as a family at home. I cannot believe how much closer we are because of it. Gigi and I make dinner while daddy works in his office (today she insisted on eating a raw onion and pretended to like it until she started crying with disgust) and then after dinner Eric does the dishes.

We put Ginger to bed together, give her more kisses than any two-year-old in the world. And then Eric and I usually work the rest of the night. We go to bed around 1am, and our mornings are late and slow and full of playing as a family in our bed and tickle sessions with Gigi.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Eric happier, he works incessantly on his music, and talks non-stop about how cute Ginger is.

And so, with all that said, buying clothing for things like Alt Summit, or because I’m feeling Spring-y this week, aren’t really in the budget. In fact, nothing is in the budget! But it’s so crazy how spending is almost like a switch you can turn off and on. I used to walk around the house and say, “AH! I HATE THESE CHAIRS!” or “I NEED A NEW RUG OR I WILL DIE!” But now I just walk around the house feeling so incredibly lucky we have a house, feeling grateful that we can pay for our house, and that when Ginger asks for food there is always, ALWAYS something for her to eat.

We are so blessed that we both can make money with our random creative talents. Even if it’s not all that much money.

Today I had to go to the mall, a place I don’t usually go unless I have a return or a gift card. And I saw so many amazing things I wanted for Ginger and the new baby! I left Gap Kids without buying ONE SINGLE clearance item, because I have loads of fabric and the ability to make clothes.

So I decided to put together a Spring wish-list for Gigi. I assembled two outfits, and I love them both! And I don’t even really feel all that sad I’m not buying any of the items on the list. Because really, money is just money, and stuff is just stuff.

my everything photo by Heather Zweig

I’ve got those two, and healthy lil’ man in belly, so who really needs all that much money or stuff?

Not this girl. And it’s actually really wonderful.

I hope all is well with you and yours.



  1. I loved this. I hope Riley and I have this soon. Until then, HUZZAH FOR YOU! Love you girl.

  2. Jamie

    This is such a wonderful and inspiring post!

  3. and I am crying. This is beautiful, heart warming, inspiring, real, and everything I love about you as a blogger. Way to go for encouraging him to jump off that edge. You all are going to do amazing things both with your little growing family (those kids are going to think you all are the coolest!) and with your careers.

    xoxo hott stuff you got it going on!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you lady! I’m going to save that comment to show to Ginger when she’s older as proof we are SUPER COOL ;)!

  4. Erin Dougal

    I loved this. We are in a similar “no budget” situation and I often feel alone in the situation. It is good to hear from other inspiring women like yourself who are doing the same thing. I agree that the gratitude for what we do have is so much more when we have to start seeing things through a different perspective. You and Eric are so talented, I’m sure that things are going to go fabulously.

    1. thank you so much! you are so talented as well and everything you make for Penny is amazing!

  5. i really appreciated reading this. thanks for being so honest and showing how having gratitude really can make a difference. we’ve never really had a ton of money throughout our marriage…and it looks likes the hubs is wanting to go back to school now…even less money will be in our future for a while. but, somehow, we’ve always had what we needed. everything always manages to work out just when you need it to. showing gratitude is key. thank you for your wonderful example. you are truly the cutest and so so talented!

    1. thank you so much! it really is key, huh?

  6. Amazing! Good for Eric, following his bliss! Beautiful things will come of it, looks like some already have!

  7. THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing this. sometimes it feels like every blogger stays at home, constantly has money to renovate/decorate/dress up in new stuff and i often feel SO behind. it’s good to know there are people who are honestly working hard to make their dreams happen and are content with not having all the material possessions in the world.

  8. THANK YOU for sharing this today! It was such a good reality check for me. “Stuff is just stuff” is something I need to think about WAY more often.

  9. Such a sweet and beautiful post! For about a year, my husband was only working half-time, and we were only making enough to pay the bills, but we loved having him home with us! Now that he’s back to full-time, we miss him and wish he were home more.

  10. Great post. It’s not often I read such a real, honest post and it was refreshing. I think that’s the hard part about social media and blogging… everyones lives look perfect, but really no one’s is. I like the end part too because I think so many people forget that “money is just money and stuff is just stuff”. Thanks for keeping it real!

    Love, Lindsay

    1. yes I know! Especially with all those gorgeous round ups, right?! But after getting to know some of the HUGE bloggers on a more personal level, when it comes down to it so many of them are creatives, not business people. so even though it might look like it, they (me included) kind of suck at making money! haha, but that’s why we window or pinterest shop, right?

  11. Girl! You are amazing. Thank you for such an inspirational post!

    1. THANK YOU! For coming by the ol blog! xoxox

  12. Casey

    By the middle of the article, I was tearing up so by the end I was crying. It’s comforting knowing that other people go through the same struggles and get through them by working together as family and friends to work it out. You, Alison, have been so inspiring in my kitchen and in my home, and I thank you for that. You and your family can make it through anything! It just takes the mind and will power to make it happen. πŸ™‚

    Stay true.

    1. That means seriously so much to me, thank you.

  13. Anne

    You just inspired me to go sew instead of shop for my little one. I think I’ll start with your Tiny Tee pattern.

    1. yes! I need to start making some of those too for my tiny man!

  14. Senessa

    I love this post! My husband lost his job in June and didn’t want to have to go and work for someone, so we took a leap of faith he became a realtor which he has always wanted to do(only makes money when he sells a house) I work with him doing the paperwork, part time while my kids are in preschool. It’s hard but also very, very satisfying to know that he is happy. We make A LOT of sacrifices and strangely enough we are happier now than when he had a steady income. It may not mean a lot but just know that someone in California knows how you feel πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! How fab for you guys! Yes! Isn’t it crazy how you can be happier and poorer…AND working harder than you ever have? We’ve obviously unlocked life’s secrets! xo

  15. Rigbits

    Loved your post. Things are tight for us too, so I’ve been pulling out my hoard of crafting supplies and actually using it. I feel much more creative using what I already have then going and buying new things. I never realized how much time I actually wasted at the store! It truly is a blessing in disguise and I have to get past my ‘I want, I want, I want!”. I’m amazed at what I can accomplish, limiting myself financially is actually opening up my creativity. Not that it isn’t hard, we are beyond stressed about finances. But there is a silver lining and money isn’t everything.

  16. Alison, been there. done that. As you know my husband chose to work in the film industry and that is no piece of cake. I loved your post. I loved hearing how positive you are and how you support your husband. more women need to be like that. Thank you for posting this. glad I am not alone. πŸ™‚

  17. you are wonderful Alison!

  18. Sarah

    Thank you for sharing this. I have been increasingly disappointed in myself for all the things I have been wanting (that have never been in our budget….my law degreed man has been virtually unemployed for the entirety of our our now almost 4 year marriage. We’ve been blessed with a decent job for me that gets us by and that he can stay home with our 2 yr old. But I want to follow my bliss of photography (and other creative pursuits like actually having time to blog again and DOING something with that….or time for anything really). My goal for this year is to take steps towards that, no matter how small, and for us to take steps as a family for our future and not just get by. I havent done so well so far but we have all been sick for a month.

    You are an inspiration, and what a blessing this leap of faith will be for you all. Good luck in everything. I think you are awesome.

    1. Thank you so much! Good luck with your endeavors, and I personally think it’s ok to be a little selfish with your time if it means accomplishing your goals! xo

  19. Thought this was just wonderful. Good on you, a million times, for expressing something I don’t see on blogs very often.

    ‘Stuff is just stuff’: I will be putting that somewhere on my wall.

    Also, hello, I need to learn to sew.

    1. Hahaha! You can do it! Thank you

  20. Wow.. thanks for sharing Alison. This really moved me. Especially the part about wanting a new rug vs feeling grateful for your home. I need to embrace living more on the simple side. Especially being self-employed, and wanting a family. This is something that always scares me (how will I afford a car – since I will need one too when I’m a mom) ect, when I actually just need to cut the crap-spending and see what I don’t neeeed.

  21. Carina

    I have been there, I’ve been there many a time. Nothing like being pregnant and unemployed! (Did that twice!) but the last time it happened, the same thing happened to us; I ended up doing what I only dreamt of doing. It was such an amazing experience to be scraping the barrel again. Money comes and money goes, but the real things are happy anchors.

  22. Alison, this is absolutely wonderful! It’s like you are writing about me. My family and I live a similar existence and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We might not get to spend extravagantly and we don’t have the biggest, best or newest but we have each other. That is the most important thing. Thank you for sharing this. I know you are inspiring all your readers with posts like this. πŸ™‚

  23. Kara

    It’s so brave of you to share this post with such honesty and positivity and it was really encouraging for me; my family is in a similar financial situation and it’s nice to read about someone who can relate but still be happy with life.

  24. Ah! So great! I really tried to not cry reading this post but then I had to stop because my eyes were too watery to see and then I just gave in. You are such an inspiration – in your blog, as a wife and mom and as someone who truly believes in following your heart. Well done, lady. So happy for you guys.

    1. AW thank you! I might have cried a little while writing it! Happy tears I swear.

  25. Alison! You are such a rocksar and I love how real and open you are!! Way to go, prioritizing what’s sincerely important. And thanks for the reminder that less is more; it’s so easy to get caught up in our materialistic world. Love you, girl!

    1. Girl you are the best! Sad not seeing you at Alt!

  26. Less is more! Beautiful post and inspiring as I’ve felt lately I need to simplfy life! Good luck with all your adventures!!

  27. Julie

    I admire you and Eric for the courage to go off on your own and provide for your family. There is no job security like being self-employed! And Eric is right, that Gigi is so dang cute. I love her sweet personality in nursery.

  28. amanda

    I was meant to read this post and all the comments on here. I now don’t feel so alone or crazy! I had my son at 23. Moved into our first tiny apt became a sahm and wife all at the same time. We have never had much money and have always had to make sacrifices so I could stay home. My life changed so much and so did my perspective. Living simple is just a way of life now. And I think its going to stay that way forever. Through this journey I’ve learned so much about health and doing the best to treat this planet kindly. β€œOnce you open your eyes its hard to go back to sheep” comes to mind. All because I was forced to budget. Its been a blessing. Its been humbling and at times incredibly hard! Through all of this my husband has had a job. A job he hates. A job where he was verbally abused. Mistreated and unappreciated. After five years I guess he had enough. He started to come home sad and stressed and in a bad mood. Always in his head. These are not normal behaviors for him. He kept telling me how unhappy he was……so…..we decided he should quit. My hard working hard loving man is now out of a job. Our choice. So he can follow his dreams and we can have a little business of our own. He is incredibly talented at what he does so we are taking a leap of faith and going for it. We don’t have any income coming in. None at all. We are living off of savings that should keep us afloat for five months. We had plans to go on a vacation this year and we had saved for a home birth in case we wanted another child. For now all of that is out the window. But strangely between the mini breakdowns and panic attacks I’m at peace. Its a new path that has never been walked and needs clearing every step of the way so you really can’t see to the other side. It takes patience and trust and blind faith that you will find the other side of that path but in your heart and in your gut you just know that what lies ahead is amazing. And that great lessons lie ahead. You know you are growing when you make mistakes and take leaps of faith. So even though I dont know where money is going to come from after those five months are up I know we will be okay and happy. Joy and peace come from within and no outside forces can move those rocks. Best of luck and thanks for the extra boost of faith that I needed. I am not alone πŸ™‚

  29. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This spoke to my heart and I’m bookmarking it to read over and over again…or any time I feel the need to buy something unnecessary!

  30. You are amazing. No really! I can say that even though we have never met I just adore you and thinking you are the funniest person on this side of the Great Salt Lake (see how I did that and switched out Mississippi)? I appreciate your honesty and faith in that knowing what your doing is the best for your family. Good for you guys for taking the plunge and doing what you love. What an example to your kids! I know exactly what you mean about the no money, and it’s refereshing for someone to talk about it and be real about it. We lost our home, lost our jobs and on and on within the past couple of years. But sincerly I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It taught me some hard lessons on what really matters and what things matter most. Good luck to you guys and your new adventures. You will survive, we always do!

    1. Thank you so much! We are diet coke and donut sisters, RIGHT?!

  31. Every girl HAS to own a pair of red Mary janes!!!! That was the first thing we got for little Rosie. All of those items are too great. Thanks for sharing girl!!

  32. what a beautiful and inspiring post! i have been dying to give up my job, and hopefully one day (when i am out of a bazillion dollars worth of student debt) i will give it up.cutting back on spending, or really not spending, is a big struggle sometimes, but it feels so so good to work less, stay home more, be with family, get creative in making things we need… and really when i stick to this, i find i need way less stuff, and even wind up getting rid of stuff that i have accumulated.

    you and your husband have guts to be doing this, and are setting such a beautiful example for your children. thank-you for sharing this. you are amazing.

  33. I adore both of theses outfits but I love what you shared even more! So happy for both of you for following your dreams and bing ok with it πŸ™‚ God bless you and your family and your businesses!


  34. Hi, I’m a new reader, and I incredibly MUCH love this post!!!! What an awesome, supportive wife you are, and how cool that you are all able to feel so much happier in your new normal!! We too have been self-employed for the past year and I can relate to so many of the things you’ve said. As I type, it is 10.13am, I’m still in bed with a coffee and laptop while my guy reads stories to the kids. Life is GOOD!

    1. yessss! That is what I’m talking about! Welcome to the blog! So nice to have you!

  35. tabitha pacheco

    I agree with everyone. I sometimes feel like everyone on blogs, pinterest, instagram is constantly making and buying things and I get the desire to redo everyroom and child in my house. Congrats on being debt free. We are working really hard towards that. I have carts full on every online shopping site…but I just sadly close the page. Thanks for letting us all know we are not alone!

  36. Stacy

    Thank you for this, you are inspiring!

  37. Oh man, we have gone through unemployment before, and it is NO fun. I am so glad you guys were able to work out something awesome for your family. My husband is self-employed in a creative field also (read: no insurance), so I totally understand all the stress that goes along with that. But I do think it’s totally worth it to follow your heart. Good luck!!

  38. Kim

    I’m new to you and your blog (I just started following you on Instagram as well!) and I have to say, I’m blown away. Your outlook and energy is so refreshing – you are one admirable girl! Best of luck to you and your family on this new adventure! I’m sure you’ll navigate this new chapter beautifully.

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks so much for reaching out and saying hello! Welcome welcome.

  39. Amy

    We’ve been in a similar situation before. Isn’t it funny what you grow to appreciate when you realize what you can live without? True happiness is always better than a big paycheck, in my opinion. You are awesome to encourage your husband to use his talents! Good luck πŸ™‚

  40. I love this. We’re in a similar situation- a month after my husband quit his job last year to go to school full time, my company announced that they were selling to another company across the country. I’ve now been laid off for exactly one week and we are trying our hardest to make it work for me to stay home as was our plan originally, but about 6 months down the road, after my husband graduates & becomes an RN. SO, yeah. I’m trying to be content with the enough that we already have and to stretch myself to be creative. Reading this certainly helps.

    *fist bump* we can do this. πŸ™‚

  41. Jessica

    There are so many readers that needed this very message today. That money is just money and stuff is just stuff. And the most important thing are the people you get to eat lunch at home with. πŸ™‚ You’re a special lady, my friend. Love you.

  42. It’s so encouraging to hear stories like yours! We live a pretty simple life ourselves, not because we’re supporting ourselves with our own businesses (although I’m pretty open to that in the future) but because I’m a sahm and my husband is a mechanic. It makes you realize what is really important in life–although I still love stuff. πŸ˜‰ We just find ways to make the stuff we need or buy it second-hand. Our “stuff” has so much more character that way anyways.

  43. So, I’d be lying if I said I saw anything in this post besides “Eric does the dishes.” Lucky woman!!!

    But seriously, I couldn’t agree more with this post. Your thoughts are so beautiful and so true! Stuff is just stuff. So not important. (Although…Gap clearance sometimes feels pretty important.) And I’m so glad your family is getting to enjoy more of each other!
    My husband preaches for a tiny little church and we’re technically below the poverty line, so I get how it can be blogging on a budget. But we’re so happy! Who needs money??

  44. What an inspiring post! Also, way to be debt free! That’s our goal and focus for 2013 which means a very strict budget and lots of discipline. But I know the freedom and it’s worth it. So glad your family is happy and healthy! You are excellent & sweet & at least dancing is always free!

  45. Oh my goodness, I can’t stop smiling!! Your attitude is infectious! I am so encouraged by this and happy for you and Eric and Gigi and little man. Yall are an awesome, awesome family πŸ™‚ Mucho loves to you.

  46. britney


    I have always adored you. I will continue to adore you. But, right now I adore you just that much more for writing this post. I have always thought you are amazingly talented (and bubbly…it has to be said.) And I don’t think Eric could be anymore gifted – he is truly gifted!! (So says the wife of a fellow musician) I wish you the best of luck and I’m so happy for the peace you feel. I am sorry for any stress and slight moments of heartache this might cause you. You are both destined for greatness and I have not one moment of fear for you because I know you’ll get there.

    Love you and miss you!!

  47. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this post.
    You know some days you just stumble upon something that is EXACTLY, to-the-letter what you need to read at that exact moment?
    Well, that’s what happened.
    I love how you write and I love what you wrote. Going by your comments list, it seems – comfortingly, courageously – there are many of us in this situation: feeling the panic of very little income, and feeling the abundancy of love and true-to-our-heartness for living our truth.
    Lady, I salute you! (And have just subscribed to your blog – this was my first time here and boy oh boy, I’ll be back for more :)).
    Have a wonderful day.
    Kellee x

  48. andrea f williams

    You’re so good sister. Loving you.

  49. Thank you for this post. It is a very important concept — that of being happy with what we have — and wanting those we love to be happy with all they do. Your blog is fantastic!

  50. Tiff

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I felt so humbled, inspired, and grateful as I read your post. It has always felt (to me) that to be a successful blogger or crafter or fashionista, you need money. Even the bargain “DIY”-ers still are spending a pretty penny on supplies. If I ever want to copy a craft I see, I usually have to go buy stuff for it. But to see what you’re doing–on a budget!–makes me feel like I can too!!

    Also, my husband was self-employed for several years before starting his company. We have had some very blessed periods and one horribly (!!!) awful year where other people’s generosity was what allowed us to eat and keep our home. It’s such a demoralizing place to be. I hated the feeling. But I learned a lot. I will forever be wildly generous any time the food bank asks for donations. I don’t judge others as much. And I know that I can come through hard things with my faith intact. All this to say: you are not alone. You are loved and you will come out of this with a greater contentedness for life and appreciation for….everything. πŸ™‚ And you are awesome.

    God bless you!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s so wonderful to hear others experiences! You are awesome too! xoxox

  51. Loved this post, but what I loved the most was the happiness and peace that radiated through this whole post. Not to sound all hippie and what not, but there normally is a lot of happiness and good “vibes” that come from this blog anyways, but this post in particular just flowed with so much goodness.

    Thank you for spreading that goodness and sharing those happy, peaceful, encouraging frequencies with the rest of us. So, so happy for your family that you’re all doing what you love and that you’re closer together and happier than ever. πŸ™‚ Thank you again for sharing. xx

    1. I love vibes! Haha thank you so much, this was such a sweet comment. Thank you for taking the time to leave it. xo

  52. I think you are a really good writer. Lots of bloggers have typos or too much blog jargon, but I love your writing. (Hubs is a writer, so I can appreciate good writing.) That being said, expressing your current situation and feelings was brave and brings much inspiration to me. I currently in a “we don’t need to spend half what we currently spend and I shouldn’t be coveting either.” Thanks for sharing and inspiring πŸ™‚ You and your crafts are adorable.

  53. Thanks for sharing! Your story is inspiring… all we need is love. Right?

    1. Dammit, that’s what I should have just said! Haha there I go, saying 1000 words when all I need are 5!! xo

  54. This is amazing. Yes, I’m behind, thanks for linking to this post today. But wow, Alison. You inspire me AND you crack me up. That’s like the best combo ever. πŸ™‚ Hugs to you and your beautiful family.

  55. I read this post this morning and it totally perked up my day. I’ve been sick at home with pregnancy nausea for near 8 1/2 months now, my due date is July 20th and OMG it could not come sooner; Pregnancy and I just do not get along! Being so sick I haven’t been able to work very much except for a couple of little projects on the side, and my husband also pursues a job he loves, but together we just get by. I completely relate in the sense that although we may not have enough money to indulge in all the things we would like, we are completely blessed in having such a wide support base, and we have all the important things we actually need. Sometimes we get caught up in the glamour of “stuff” and need to step back and really evaluate what’s important in our lives, and at the end of the day I’d give up everything I have just for the simple company of my husband and future little man πŸ™‚ It’s a lot like like pregnancy, it’s not all cute, glamorous, and easy, in fact it’s really sort of messy and completely unpredictable, but in the end it’s a complete miracle! Thank you for sharing your story! I love your blog and your mobiles are so adorable, when I am able to I will totally be purchasing one for my baby’s nursery!

    1. thank you so much! good luck to you and your family! Esp at the end of your pregnancy! if you need to whine, you know I’ll always commiserate!

  56. My husband and I are both self employed too. It’s amazingly scary and wonderful at the same time. Sometimes with 4 kids I start to feel stressed but then I remember how wonderful it is that my kids get to see their Dad ALL THE TIME… that we never have to worry about a layoff and that we are totally in charge of our time. Life is going to be hard with or without money… because life’s meant to be a challenge. It is so admirable that you’ve chosen to look for the good in your situation!

  57. Shay

    I’m in love with the fact that someone else out there took the plunge was well! I had been self employed for 8 years as a hairdresser when hubs got a SALARIED offer as a touring drummer in a semi local country band!!! SALARY! So, I quit my job and gave him the opportunity to live his bliss. I’m still cutting hair on the DL but we just love the opportunity to do this. And, like your DH, he is happier and more at peace now!! I just need to figure out how to make that little extra to save for those big ticket items that will eventually have to be replaced such as cars and roofs and whatnot! And may I mention I was 5 mos pregnant with our lil man?!? And it was right before Christmas, too?! His big sister is loads happier now too since I get to spend so much time with her!! The freedom to go with him when he travels hasn’t sunk in just yet, but it’s getting there! Thanks for sharing!

  58. Jessica

    ugh, this post just made me tear up. I think I’ll re-read it daily until I can stop being so greedy and quit WANTING. I’m prego with our second and I can sew so screw Gap and whatever else is cute! Thanks for being my daily inspiration πŸ™‚

    1. Haha I WILL say, in my 3rd trimester with Rad, I was so sick and miserable, that my new motto became “buy sh#t” hahaha so I mean, wait until you’re REALLY low, retail therapy is REAL! love you!

  59. Jessica

    HA! Yes it is I have no doubt about that!

  60. Allison,

    I just saw this post, and THANK YOU! We are preparing for Dental School next year, and it’s hard for me to understand how all of these families have new clothes and things 24/7. I just didn’t know how we would do it without going into extra debt that we don’t need! SO thank you. This is a reminder that things are just things, and needs and wants are different. XO

  61. NDJ

    Just what I needed to read today. Thanks!!

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