August 30, 2014

Cutting The Cord: An update.

Another year has yet passed without cable and we survived! Very much a first world problem in todays society, one that I am ok with not having. I am positive that not having a bill such as cable helped us move to a city we have been planning to move for years, to go down to one income now, and do more family activities together.
Riding the golf cart around town and getting outside!

Since I wrote about our life without cable last year we have learned even more about doing things frugally. Learning to curb spending habits started with cutting our cable off and it has been more gratifying every time we find a new way to cut out more material objects. Which we know is not as special as time with loved ones. Now there is absolutely no room in the budget for cable and will never be a choice really, and my kids will live just fine without it.

 Even now in watching shows together we spend the whole time together, and mostly watching our daughters favorite shows on the PBS channel located in our Roku line up. Hulu has really upped their lineup of shows and movies too. As well we all know Netflix is on top of their game with shows like "Breaking Bad" and OITNB, some of our personal favorites for after baby is asleep. We get at least 2-3 mailers every week about how the companies can offer us cable for a year for lower and lower costs. They are personally wasting a lot of money and paper sending us those. The most impressive by far has been a large gift card, laminated, hard copy of a deal, it went straight to my toddler to draw on.
Doing just fine without the cable lifestyle. 

If you are still thinking that you may not be able to live without all the channels, give yourself a challenge when it is time to renew and try going without it for a month or two and see if it is really something you want to keep. Did you do more things as a family, is there another way to watch your favorite show. Just try it, you might surprise yourself.

This is an updated post from the original written last year, you can read it here. Any questions or comments on the cable free life? Comment below! - Alisha

August 28, 2014

I'm So Excited, And I Just Want To Share!

As you all know, we FINALLY got our Etsy shop open. At first it was just a few items, yet I am adding to it every other day and getting more and more ideas. I would love for any readers to share ideas with items that they like such as iron on transfers, designs you like, rhinestones, decals, all things are great. Now that the shop has been open for a week I want to pass on a Grand Opening event to you. Thursday starting at 8am EST through Sunday 12am PST I am doing a BOGO on any orders over $10 on vinyl decals. Super exciting, right?

I want to Thank You for the support that has kept me going with this blog for three whole years. I am so excited to be on this new adventure and will share a new vlog post this week about where I would like this blog to go and how it will intertwine with my youtube channel. So many exciting things are happening right now, it's good to share it with all of you. Below I will post the link to our Home At Eight facebook page explaining the details of the BOGO event. I hope you enjoy the designs and Thank You again for supporting us at Home At Eight.


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August 19, 2014

We Are Open!!

Click to Shop

We have officially launched our Etsy shop. Home At Eight Designs. As of right now there are just a few things listed, life with a toddler can get crazy. I will be adding more every day this week and soon we will have a lot to offer. If there is anything you're interested in having made please just ask!

Right now on our facebook page we are having a giveaway of a 4inch Custom Monogram Decal to THREE people! All you have to do is "like" the post. That is all. Share with all of your friends too so they have a chance to win as well.

Thank you for all your continued support now and in the future. We are very excited to be on this journey. - Alisha & Daniel of Home At Eight

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August 10, 2014

Something Exciting...

I have some exciting and new things going on here. And one of those items are that I am now an independent consultant for Usborne Books and More! I joined first because it is actually something that provides a fun activity for the whole family and not just myself. My daughter gets all the benefits of the product and I can make income for our family and have more time at home. This is something I am very excited about. The books are absolutely amazing and now Caroline grabs at least 3 a night to have me read to her. She only goes after these books now though, not even her others that she hasn't "read" yet. Anyways I wanted to let everyone know that I am going on this amazing journey towards promoting literacy. Hopefully this also means I will have much more time to make posts now. As well I will be posting videos about these awesome books and life in general. You can reach my Usborne site through this Link

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