Tuesday, December 3, 2013


To the place that has held me bondage for so many years.

To what caused 90% of the arguments with my husband.

To feeling discontent with my life and feeling like I had to have more.

To the pits in my stomach because I couldn't believe what I had done... and kept doing... over and over.

To the tears. The fear of  'will we ever dig ourselves out?'

I am so happy to tell you that after 12 years of having credit card debt... tens of thousands.... we are CREDIT CARD DEBT FREE! We paid off our last remaining credit card debts on Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for our growing and successful Scentsy business that has given us the opportunity to make an income that I still am trying to wrap my head around. I am also thankful for our church and their Financial Peace University class by Dave Ramsey. What an amazing class that lays everything out for you in a very tangible way.

I also want to note that PLANNING played a big part of finally saying goodbye to those nasty monthly payments. It was finally when we really made the CHOICE that we desired to be free is when the snowball started rolling.

So this is where I am today.... Happy. Thankful. Feeling overwhelmingly blessed. God is so good. All the time.

Remind me to tell you soon about the whole credit card debt story... oh boy, there is lots to tell :)



  1. Hey Jari, Just caught up with your blog... lovely to see you all had a great thanksgiving! Congratulations on clearing that debt, its the worst feeling having that hang over your head and so enlightening when one or more get paid off!
    Chat soon!
    Natalie xXx

  2. That's awesome!! Many more blessings to you in the years to come!

  3. CONGRATS! LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE! Right on! It took us a long time to become debt-free as a single income family. Lots of falling off the boat. But we kept at it and got to call in to the Dave Ramsey show a couple years ago and scream it! So happy for you!!!!

  4. You go! Love Financial Peace! We've been credit card free for years....love it!