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Harmony Smith

Blog Info

Name:
Creating My Kaleidoscope
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Debt, Parenting/Family
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

What a fun and frugal family adventure!  We used the President’s Day school break to take a road trip down to Virginia and visited Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk.  We also spent some time with my brother-in-law and his wife in Washington, D.C.  The trip was perfect: … The post Our Frugal Family Road Trip To Virginia appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 1:23 PM
The typical American household will spend $2,100 every year on home maintenance costs, according to the American Housing Survey.  However, failing to check your home for repair issues or putting off repair work can result in extra cost.  We’re certainly guilty of trying to ignore some of those smaller things in need … The post Save Cash By Staying On Top Of These Outdoor Home Maintenance Jobs appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Feb 11 2019 @ 1:58 AM
Greetings from The Smith Family!  We hope that 2019 is going well for you so far.  This blog is quite overdue for an update on our progress with finances and everything else that has been going on with us.  Read on to learn about just how much debt we’ve destroyed … The post 2019 Update: Finances, Life & Plans For The Future appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Feb 06 2019 @ 1:07 AM
Few things in life offer families a unique bonding opportunity the way road trips do, and seeing as this year one in three Americans will be on the road (the highest ever recorded) it’s safe to say most Americans would agree. Finding a great destination, planning out all the stops and staying … The post Family Road Trips: Exploring The World Together appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2018 @ 12:52 AM
If your idea for a family holiday of a lifetime involves traveling abroad, you’re not alone: 33 percent of American families took trips to international destinations last year, according to the AAA. While taking a long vacation with the kids may be a goal, it may seem like it will take a … The post Tips & Tricks To Save On A Family Vacation appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2018 @ 3:54 PM
As the end of 2018 approaches, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Smith Family.  There are a number of reasons why it’s been pretty quiet on this blog lately, including that we’ve been very busy enjoying all of the adventures that come with being a large, frugal … The post Monday Medley: Lots of Updates & Some Thoughts On Blogging When Things Are Going Well appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 4:31 PM
Greetings from the Smith Family!  I have a long update post coming soon, but here’s a small spoiler: our financial situation has drastically improved.  You will be able to read all about the numbers and the family very soon, but this post is all about fixing up your home.  We’ve … The post The Smart Way To Fund Home Renovation appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2018 @ 2:15 PM
In looking back over my blog posts over the past several years, they always seem to be a bit more spread out over the summer. It makes sense, because we’re on the go more during the warmer seasons of the year, trying to fill our days with as much adventure … The post A Cautionary Tale: How One Side Hustle Almost Cost Me Everything appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Sep 13 2018 @ 12:45 AM
I hope you are having a great summer!  We have been a little too busy over the past few months, but continue trying to make the most of our time by focusing on family, frugal living, and being responsible with money.  I’m pleased to share the following guest post for … The post How To Be A Financially Responsible Adult appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 11:20 PM
I must start off by apologizing to my dear readers, as it has been quite a while since anything new has been posted here at Creating My Kaleidoscope.  Everything is fine, great actually.  We’ve just been very busy with family adventures, frugal living activities, and hustling too.   Celebrations Believe … The post Monday Medley: Where Have We Been? appeared first on Creating My Kaleidoscope. ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 12:26 AM

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