Simplicity – Small & Cheap

Living simply & cheaply…wherever you are!

Ultimate Blog Party 09

Welcome to Simplicity–Small and Cheap.    I’m Jen and this blog was originally started in December when we decided to pack ourselves into a small pop-up camper and open a branch of my husband’s business in The Keys.   We returned about a month ago (we felt bad confining our 12 month old to such a small space when she is so active) but have decided that after living in a camper, Living SIMPLY is really what we want to do.   I’m continuing the blog as I journey through my stuff.

We are selling our 2200 square foot home (mansion?) and paring down to what we really love/use thanks to CraigsList.  Our ultimate goal is to buy a trailer for our camping stuff and be able to fit everything we own in it so we can move at will.   We have always loved to travel and it’s not practical to do a lot of that with our daughter.   Moving every so often?   That seems like something we would like to do.

So welcome to my site.   I don’t have a hard schedule, but I try to have a post up every other day if not daily.

Monday – Menu Plan Monday – what I’m cooking this week.   With a recipe, if there is one.

Tuesday – Grocery Trip

Wednesday – whatever come to mind – right now it’s all about the purging & selling saga.

Thursday – Coupon Craziness – Walgreens & Meijer’s are my big deals right now.   Boy do I miss not being in CVS country!

Friday – Frugal Friday — not all Friday’s.  I think I ran out of ideas in February :).    I hope to be starting a series about Your Money or Your Life soon.    Stay tuned!

So hang out, browse around and join the Ultimate Blog Party 09 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.

There are tons of awesome prizes for hanging out too!

My personal preferences?   19 (offered by Shoot-Me-Now), 21(offered by Agoosa), 22 (offered by Beginner Baby Blog), 91, 118, 123, 26, USC56, INTL3, INTL61 and USC 15 –I love gift cards!.   I also really liked 119, 28, 58, 103 and 127.   Well, what are you waiting for?   Check them out!


March 23, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


    Twitter: AboutParenting

    Comment by Mike | March 23, 2009

  2. Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party! NIce to meet you.

    Comment by Paige | March 23, 2009

  3. I am completely intrigued by your blog and will continue reading. I am new to blogging and finding some great reading but to do what you are doing is just awesome. I am just starting my frugal journey and want to unclutter so I am going to follow your getting rid of what you don’t need. Thanks for writing and enjoy the party.

    Comment by Karen | March 24, 2009

  4. Hi – just stopping by from the UBP party to say hello! 🙂

    Comment by DebMomOf3 | March 24, 2009

  5. Just stopping by for the UBP. You have a very interesting story. We have a camper too, but we aren’t full-timers.

    Comment by Beth | March 24, 2009

  6. Wow… impressive. I don’t know if I could do tat, move into such a small place.

    I’m blog hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

    Comment by Storm | March 24, 2009

  7. Hi from…just stopping by from UBP

    Comment by Christine | March 25, 2009

  8. Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you!
    I’m having a giveaway on my blog- if you want to check it out!

    Comment by Anne | March 25, 2009

  9. Thanks for stopping by my site during the UBP! I definitely enjoyed meeting you! Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Leslie | March 25, 2009

  10. Ok so this adventure of yours to downsize and prioritize traveling over owning STUFF is completely awesome and I will be following you. I, too, am slowly de-cluttering; downsizing not so much (yet). We have moved quite often ourselves, though.

    Comment by jolyn | March 26, 2009

  11. Thanks for stopping by my site… I’m glad, too, that others are as “anti-birthday” as I am! 🙂 Hope you’ll visit again soon! 🙂

    Comment by Ashley | March 27, 2009

  12. Hi! Travel is always nice. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

    Comment by Baba | March 27, 2009

  13. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I’m giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty…stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

    Comment by Deborah | March 30, 2009

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