I’m About to Do Something Drastic…

You guys, I’m about to do something drastic here on Simply Frugal and it kinda scares me. In a good and a bad way. πŸ™‚

In the 8.5 years since I’ve been running Simply Frugal solo, I’ve had two babies, worked a job at a golf course, bought a new home, moved, and generally just been busy with life like the rest of you. Also in that time, I haven’t taken off more than a week at a time. (Even then, I’m still doing behind the scene stuff…).

I LOVE what I do here at Simply Frugal. I love getting to know you all and helping you save your hard earned dollars. That is the hard part of what I’m about to do. But I also know that my oldest is about to go off to kindergarten in September. My youngest is quite challenging in regards to poor sleeping and not gaining weight properly. After her last doctor appointment, my decision was made…

I’m taking the Summer off from daily posting on Simply Frugal. Starting July 1.

Whooosh (That’s the big sigh I was holding inside.)

I have been feeling overwhelmed for quite some time now and kept trying to add more things to my plate because that’s what I thought Simply Frugal needed. It has become very apparent that the thing that I actually need is to take a break from daily posting here for the summer months.

I want to focus on my family, finish projects around the house, read books(!), and even do a little bit of behind the scenes stuff on the website that I can never find time for.

It’s hard knowing that the full extent of my service won’t be available to you for a time, but it’s easy to see that this is the right decision.

All that to say, here is what you will be seeing here:

  • About 1 article a week. Most likely on Wednesdays.
  • Links Worth Sharing with a bit of a personal update every Saturday.

What you won’t be seeing here:

  • Daily Store deals
  • New Coupons
  • Freebies
  • And anything else I write about on a regular basis.

This is going to be a huge shift in my everyday life. I will have to learn new habits (must.not.run.to.computer at every spare chance..!) but I anticipate a lot of adventures with my girls and extra space in my mind.

Since your use of Simply Frugal (reading, shopping…etc) is what keeps the site running, I would so appreciate if you continue to use it throughout the summer. For your convenience, here’s a list of links, all in one place, to the websites that I know you love using and shopping at:

In the meantime, I’d love it if you would share what your summer plans are in the comments below!

See you all again in September! Thanks so much for understanding. (I’ll be “gone” July 1 until about September 15.)


  1. Priscilla says:

    You will be missed. Enjoy your Summer with your family.

  2. Barb Haekel says:

    I am pretty sure this is a decision you won’t regret. Will miss your content but have a fantastic summer.

  3. Have a well deserved break!

  4. I’ll miss your menu plans but when I’m making mine I’ll be thinking of you and this time and admiring you for putting you and your family first! A great example. This summer we are focusing on fitness/health and down to earth family time. Have a great summer.

    • Taya | Simply Frugal says:

      So glad you enjoy the menu plans! Sounds like your summer is going to be fantastic. πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  5. YAY! Glad to hear that! Have a well deserved break!!!!!
    Thanks for all your hard work!

  6. Enjoy your time off, you deserve it! Maybe after a busy summer for everyone, we’ll all be ready for a no-spend challenge this fall!

  7. GOOD FOR YOUUU <3!!! You put your rocks in your jar before the water ;)!
    One day… I'll be off for summer too; I'm working toward that ;)!
    For now, we move at the camping park for the summer so the kids have tons of friends to play with, and we have a tiny space to clean and maintain, so we can enjoy the rest of the time πŸ˜‰
    Also I plan on using my bicycle to commute

  8. Terry/Susan Tytula says:

    You deserve it. We will continue to be a huge support of simply frugal. We love you and what you do for us. A big thank you.
    May your days of summer be fun and peaceful and calm.

  9. caroline m. says:

    Great decision! Enjoy the time and relax! I love the things you are keeping and I’m fine with the ones you won’t be doing. thanks and have a great summer

  10. You are a brave woman, and I know come September, you will be back stronger than ever! Enjoy your summer vacation with your girls, and your husband, and choosing what needs to be done! Looking forward to your return! Stay strong! Hugs!

  11. Sending you big hugs & wishing you & your family a very happy summer!

  12. Thanks for all you do! Enjoy your summer with your family πŸ™‚

  13. Have a great summer and take care of your family!

  14. Have an awesome summer and good for you for choosing what works for you !

  15. You go and do you!!
    Wishing you all the best.

  16. I hope you enjoy your time off! I love your articles, I have learned a lot. Just wondering if you have ever thought of taking on a working partner?

    • Taya | Simply Frugal says:

      Thank you! I would love to hire someone to help, but it’s currently not in the books.

  17. Have a great summer!!

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