At least once per year our family takes on a No Spend season. Often it’s in January or February, but that’s not set in stone. This year it’s now-November. After a very full, fun summer and fall November just seemed like a perfect time to refocus, slow down a bit and gather ourselves together. Starting… Read More 10 Reasons You Should Have A No-Spend Season (and a How To Guide)
Beginning in a just a couple of days The Smallwood Parsonage is embarking on a No Spend November! Please join us as we share ideas, thoughts, budgeting tips and other ideas for simple living. Suggestions or questions or ideas you’d like to learn more about? Please leave them in the comments!
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.
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
Live on a budget-knowing exactly how much income you have, what your bills are and when they are due, planning ahead for things like birthdays, holidays, vacations will ease the impact of all of those when they come. There are many ideas of budgeting out there, it takes finding one that works for you. We… Read More Simplyfing Life: 68 Ways to Save Money
We’ve put together the beginnings of a Local Field Trip or Family Day Out List. This is in no way conclusive! Keep checking back for updates and ideas! Pioneer Tunnel Ashland, PA Centralia, PA Lake Tobias Wildlife Park Fisherville, PA (Halifax area) (read about our trip here) Clyde Peelings Reptile Land Allenwood, PA Pennsylvania State Capital, Harrisburg,… Read More Local Field Trip Ideas
I’m sitting on the couch watching Anna do what Anna loves to do: organize. Since Anna was a toddler she has shown a love of organization. When she was 12 or so she quite confidently told me she already had plans to be more organized then me when she grows up and move out. Ahem.… Read More Why We Pay Our Kids to Work