This weekend we went to Graceland. My child has been begging (LEGIT) to go. We’ve been to Memphis so many times and have been by but we never seemed to have the time to devote to the whole tour part. So off we went this weekend! With cash in hand (errr wallet) we had a plan and a budget! Some fun facts for you!

1. You CAN follow Dave Ramsey’s steps and STILL have some fun! We have been setting money aside for a few months, looking up prices/options/etc., and knew what we could do

2. You can eat your way through Beale street and not spend a fortune! We met friends there and they have a fabulous plan on trips: eat what you want because the calories don’t count. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜‚ We ate a small meal, walked a bit and had a dessert. Then shopped, people watched, ate again. It’s the perfect plan!! Surprisingly we never got stuffed and we did not break the bank.

3. Elvis had money. That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that he had ZERO taste!! Graceland was almost comical. I mean it was super cool, don’t get me wrong, but he had no taste!! It was interesting being there looking at “the Kings” house and thinking about how his money didn’t make his life any better. Sure he had a racquetball court and 3 TVs in a room… but that isn’t what makes us happy. Things cannot bring happiness!

It was a great trip! And worth the wait. It was like pressing refresh ya know? We spent money, ate out more than we have in months (in 29 hours πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚), and we came back feeling motivated and energized.

If you are on Babystep 2 I highly encourage you to cut yourself a break!! I don’t mean go on a shopping spree and charge $7k on crap. But I DO mean that you need a break! Go out to eat at a nice place. Look for a cheap weekend get away on Groupon. Allow yourself a little breathing room so that you can stay ON the program! Even diets give you a cheat day. Give yourself a BREAK every now and then… you deserve it.

Thank ya, thank ya very much for reading ✌🏼

For now,

Cara Roxanne