We have a sliding glass double door that leads to our deck and back yard. During the winter months we love to see the different birds that find their way to within viewing distance of our doors. No binoculars are needed since often they come right up on the deck and eat the seed we… Read More 8 Ways to Attract Birds throughout the Winter Months
This is a little late getting posted…since we’re 10 days into January already….but we started No Spend January at beginning of the month. We have done NSJ for a few years. This year though, our NSJ will likely last through March rather than ending on January 31st. We are sensing a deep calling to dive deep… Read More No Spend Month-It’s not just about finances.
Saving for Christmas….it seems like every year Christmas comes faster and faster. People always told me that as the kids grow so do their wants. While our girls are pretty simple kids as they get older it really is true that their wants are just more expensive. A 15$ doll baby just doesn’t work anymore.… Read More Frugal Friday: Hands-off Saving for Christmas
At the beginning of this year we posted Simplifying Life in 2016. Our intention has been to intentionally simplify every area of life. We have done a super good job. They key, we learned, was to go at a steady and comfortable pace, not a frantic “must do it now” kind of pace. So,while there… Read More Simplifying Life and Budget Crackdown-Update
Who doesn’t like snacks??? NOT US! I’m defining “frugal” snack as something that can be made, likely with things that are already in the pantry, frig or freezer. Here are some of our favorite go-to snacky snack snackers. Popcorn-a bag of kernels is pretty inexpensive. Simply put 1/2 tsp cooking or olive oil in a… Read More 10 Frugal Snack Ideas
I sat in Kaitlyn’s Martial Arts class on Tuesday and wrote lists of salads and salad dressing flavors. It’s how I roll. Since we are wanting to eat a more plant based diet what better is there than giant dinner salads? Also, considering our latest grocery haul and our massive amounts of lettuce, tonight’s warmer… Read More Cheese Steak Salad with homemade Thousand Island Dressing-Recipe
Our new $100.00 per week grocery budget started today. When school was done for the day the girls and I headed to Bill’s, a local produce market, and stocked up. This massive amount of fruit and vegetables cost only $55 and some change! Included in it are:2 containers of organic spinach;6 Red delicious apples; 4 Kiwi; 2 containers… Read More $100.00 Grocery Haul
Get comfy-this one’s long. We have lived on one income for almost 11 years. Regardless of where we lived and worked up until then we had two almost full-time (one full-time, one full-ish) time jobs. Except for our first year of marriage (when we slept on the floor for three months, borrowed my parent’s extra… Read More Budget Crackdown-A New Series