It’s with some reluctance and yet excitement that I announce the next step of our journey as a family. The Frugal Find is our family’s ministry and has also become our business, allowing us to focus full time on the blog. We’ve shared extensively about how TFF was born, the whole thing wasn’t anything we could have orchestrated or planned. TFF is at the heart of our family, we live and breath what we do here on the blog. We are wholeheartedly passionate about helping families get on the right path financially and until the Lord takes us in another direction, we are here to stay.
Recently however a law was signed into effect here in CA that meant a big change in our income as a blog, we had a couple of options but we really only felt compelled to go in one direction – to move. Moving out of CA opened the doors wide open again for Mr. Frugal and I to run our blog as a family business and to minister side by side. A blessing we never take for granted. We aren’t looking at the move as our only option, instead we see it as an opportunity.
So as we explore communities outside of CA, we are eager to see what will unfold. We have our hearts set on a city in Oregon (and a home in particular) but it’s a waiting game at this point. I didn’t want to wait too long to tell you guys because I could already see it seeping out here and there on Facebook and Twitter. I wanted it to come from our family firsthand.
What does this mean for you, our readers? That’s the best part! We are able to expand because of the move and take on even more stores! In the next few weeks you’ll begin to see stores (some that I haven’t been so consistent in covering) on a weekly basis – and there are even more being added! We have a team of deal hunters working alongside us throughout Washington, California, and Oregon to bring you even more deals. Rest assured – nothing will end up on TFF that hasn’t met my approval first. This however will free me up a bit more to write articles and content that will hopefully enrich you and encourage you.
Why was I reluctant to share our big news? Change is tough for everyone. We’ve never left CA, so it’s a pretty big change for our family. Since we see you all as family, honestly we do – we don’t want you to feel as if we are moving away. We have worked hard to develop a sense of community here at TFF and that will never change. Our blog is a bit different from most as we have always been passionate about focusing on the families within our reach, that is why California has been covered heavily. Our reach is expanding a bit now, and we can’t begin to contain our excitement.
We ask that you please pray for our family and for The Frugal Find as we take these next few steps of the journey. Trust me there is so much more I want to share about how this is all unfolding, and hopefully in time I will be able to. For now though, we move as the Lord leads step by step as He lights the way.