by Katy on April 23, 2012 · 17 comments

I will be away from the blog until May 8th, so until then I leave you with this:

Spend less than you earn, but make sure to treat yourself now and then. Especially now.

Make do with what you have, but make sure that what you have gives you pleasure.

Declutter your home, but hold onto the stuff that makes you smile.

Keep your expenses low, but allow for rich experiences.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. You know, most of the time. 😉

Katy Wolk-Stanley

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer April 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

Have a fantastic time!! Safe travels!


Lisa April 23, 2012 at 5:32 am

Have a great trip!!


Kelli April 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

Have a wonderful time!!


Mary Stubblefield April 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Can’t wait to hear/read all about your travels. Be safe!


Paula in the UP April 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Have safe travels and a great trip!!


Sara April 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Enjoy your trip! Can’t wait to hear about it when you return! 🙂


susanmcl April 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Bon Voyage!


A Frugal Spinster April 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I wish you, your son and the rest of the party you are traveling with the trip of a lifetime. I look forward to hearing about Japan when you return.


Bauunny April 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Have fun! We will miss you. Maybe you will return with new frugal recipes and refreshed!


Ann April 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Have a great trip! “Kore wa nan desu ka? Sore wa hon desu.”
The extent of my 8th grade Japanese that remains in my brain (1966-2012…not too bad).


Ann April 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Wait!! One more: “Asahi Shinbun wa iie shinbun desun ne?” Which ( I think) means “The Rising Sun Newspaper is a good newspaper, isn’t it?”

Maybe…however, I said that one time at BeniHana…and the waitress (from Japan) said: “It’s very conservative…no?” hahahha

Also, the reason I took Japanese in 8th grade in 1966 is because our school district offered it thru some federal education program, using the instructors from Stanford. My school was in a Chicago suburb…go figure!

ANNNNDDDDD…my dear sweet late mother was a language major in college (1944 -French, Spanish and German) – she was recruited to help in the war effort after the Japanese code had been broken…she was taught Japanese (her ease in learning language was demonstrated, she was a woman not needed on the front lines and they couldn’t use Japanese nationals or Japanese-Americans…) and translated messages for the duration.

Weird connections, eh?


Renee CA April 24, 2012 at 6:42 am

Looking forward to hearing about your trip! Adios amigo!


Reese April 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Alright. I think you’re going to come back with $138 (of the $300), though my husband says $204. Will you update us? We have a dinner meal riding on this and I’d prefer a night off 😉

And I expect a full list of meals that you had 😉

And did you watch anyone from the country buy anything? What did they buy? (I always find that fascinating. I like analyzing their purchases!).

Enjoy the trip and bonding time with your son!


Emily April 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Have fun! We’ll miss you!


Jo@simplybeingmum May 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hey Katy – love the words of wisdom! Just checked in because I haven’t been getting any updates in my inbox – and low and behold – that’s why! I must have missed this post…
And it’s nearly the 8th so you’ll be warmly welcomed back to my inbox shortly 😉


Diane C May 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

I’ve missed you. Hope you had a great trip – can’t wait to hear all about it once the jet lag abates.


Marry May 8, 2012 at 5:21 am

I enjoyed the tips you are providing on your frugal living can make life easier by providing long term living for doing something one time.Thanks for the the information……


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