Monday, May 2, 2011

"Funget" (funjet)...good thing?

May 1, 2011



The last part of March and all of April have been truly tough. My family has been undergoing some rough patches. We're slowly picking up the pieces.


With so many things going on in the world, it's really hard to keep up.

Gas prices have soared over here. With that in mind, so has everything else on the market. Food, clothes, supplies...you name it. Time, Money + my Life have been really tight.


There's so much I'd like to pursue but with these tough times, it's a bit difficult to keep afloat. So for the rest of this year, my family will be watching our pennies. I'm looking at this as a good thing. I wanted to take a few classes to enhance my creativity esp. w/ photography (Creativity Boot Camp), + some art + dance classes but it looks as though I will have to miss it this year. This is ok since that money will be put to good use on my lil' munchkins so they'll be able to enjoy their summer activities.

On a happier note, I still have my camera, my heart+soule. Somehow, I'm going to make the best out of this. I will venture out with my camera, heart+soule and find ways to grow creatively without spending too many pennies...how about you? any ideas on having a "funget" (word I made up, pronounced like funjet- fun+budget) summer?

bontemps
xoxo

7 comments:

Dionne said...

Gas prices are insane lately! So crazy!

I love the May calendar! So pretty!

Labour of Love said...

Thanks so much, Sweet Dionne!!! Your visits make my day!! Lovin' all the food you've been creating...you're such an inspiration...xo

Hey bloom said...

hi;
i think taking pictures is best way to having fun :)enjoy

Labour of Love said...

bonjour, Hey bloom! thanks so much for visiting my world!! i totally agree with you...to me, taking pictures bring more sweetness to life...photography, illustrating, + creating neat stuff are some of my favourite passions...i hope to creatively grow this summer + post some of my endeavors...ps. lovin' your fashionable blog...absolutely gorgeous!!! xo jo;)

Labour of Love said...

ps. Hey bloom... my computer's giving me some problems that i can't hit your follow button...will come back as soon as i can + follow you too! looking forward to seeing more of the beauty you share! xo jo;)

Gracie said...

I know times are so tough right it's ridiculous. I hope you're able to find a way to be creative without spending much. I think taking photos is great (especially with digital cameras).

And I will keep you updated on the snail mail group. I'll be sure to blog about it :)

Labour of Love said...

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind thoughts, Sweet Gracie! You're so right...digital cameras are awesome...instant gratification...i'm going to do my best this summer to get creative on a budget...will post some ideas soon!

yes, i'll keep checking your blog to find out more about your sweet snail mail group...love your choices of names! have a beautiful Monday! xoxo jo;)