How I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how hard it can be to … [Read More...]

Inexpensive Family Meals – Easy Tuna Salad Sliders Recipe

I love inexpensive family meals and for meals that include meat, it doesn't get much more inexpensive than a meal made with tuna. Most of the time you can find canned tuna on sale for less than $0.75 per can which makes it an incredibly affordable way to feed your family. One of my favorite recipes … [Read More...]

Emergency Preparation: 6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one; it usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and even hurricanes if … [Read More...]

How to Build a Baby Shower Gift Basket {for Under $25.00} {How to Build a Baby Welcome Basket on a Budget}

It seems like everything month or so there is a new baby shower to go to which means unless you're looking for baby shower gift ideas that won't break your budget, you could quickly go broke. Learning how to make a baby shower gift basket though can be both budget friendly and a quick and easy baby … [Read More...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Homeschooling your kids can be a confusing time; especially if you're just starting your research into how to start homeschooling your kids. Not only do you need to research state laws, but you also need to choose a homeschool curriculum, make a schedule and more. For us, the curriculum portion of … [Read More...]

Emergency Preparation – Homemade Emergency Candles from Orange Peels

Storm season is upon us which means that learning how to prepare for summer storms is one of the most important things you could do for your emergency preparation right now. If you do any sort of emergency preparation for your family, you'll know how important it is to have good quality flashlights … [Read More...]

4th of July Craft – DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too which means I love a good 4th of July craft. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate that. I also LOVE … [Read More...]

Why We Spent 10 Days Fishing for Food {Cost Breakdown Per Meal}

As a child, I loved to go fishing with my Dad. He had friends who owned a small, creek-fed pond so once or twice a month, we would head out to that pond and toss our lines in the water. I can still remember how as a child, the ditch that we had to cross to get to the pond seemed huge, how the … [Read More...]

How to Start Homeschooling Your Kids

When I first started homeschooling my Emma, I was lucky enough to have good friends to help along the way. God love them, they endured hours of questions, my constant curriculum switching at first and more. Frankly, learning how to start homeschooling your kids can be a frighting and tedious process … [Read More...]

4th of July Recipes – Red White & Blue Rice Krispie Treat Cheesecake Recipe

If there are two things that I adore it's a Rice Krispie treat and a slice of good cheesecake. There's just something about the treats that send me back to my childhood and cheesecake? Well I think most women would agree with that one (or at least most of the ones that I know would). That's why when … [Read More...]