How We Are Living Frugal in 2019 – Week 3 & 4 Update

Yikes! I missed last weeks post! Steve was home for a week on home time and I don't do much work when he's home. As an OTR trucker, we see him so little - he is gone 2-3 weeks at a time - the least I can do to be present when he is home instead of tied to a computer. Since I missed last weeks update … [Read More...]

How to Build a Stockpile on a Budget

Groceries and other household items we use are expensive. We all know that. We can do all we can to save money on food, but I am certain we all know that there are times in our lives where we may have trouble paying for those things as well even though we know they are necessary items. The answer to … [Read More...]

Our Personal Budget – January 2019 Budget Mid-Month Check In

Can you believe we're already half-way through January already? I swear the older I get, the faster time goes. When we first began the month, I shared our January 2019 personal budget with you. Now, half-way through the month, it is time to update you on how we're doing. My goal in sharing our … [Read More...]

33 Simple Skills that Will Save You Money Everyone Should Learn

The other day I was having a conversation with a good friend about how my daughters want everything done for them. I don't blame them and I don't blame myself. They are a product of a generation that has pretty much had everything handed to them from their birth. Smartphones, delivery for almost … [Read More...]

How We Are Living Frugally in 2019 – Week 2 – What We Ate and How We Saved

Oh ya'll. Last week was one heck of a week around our house! So much so that I am actually a few days late getting this post up! I spent the majority of this past week asleep or in bed with a virus or something. I'm not quite sure what I had going on, but I do know that I felt somewhere between … [Read More...]

Budgeting House Expenses with Home Warranties in 2019

  You should only take one look at the average repair costs for home appliances and systems today to see why you should start researching the best home warranties in 2019. To make the most of this type of protection, you need to choose the right type of warranty and include it into your … [Read More...]

35+ Must-Have Organizing Supplies for Any Budget

Finding amazing home organization solutions is one of those things that almost everyone says their going to do every time we roll around to a new year. Some of us actually pull it off while others end year after year still drowning in clutter. For me, getting organized meant (at least in part), … [Read More...]

48 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it which means it's time to shop for the best Valentine's Day gifts you can find! I know Valentine's Day is really just an excuse for greeting card companies to sell more cards, but I love that there is a holiday just for celebrating love. Because … [Read More...]

Living Frugally in 2019 – Week 1 – What We Ate and How We Saved

Living frugally can be hard sometimes. It's super easy to feel as if you're the only one in the world who is living a frugal lifestyle. It can be easy to feel miserable while trying to live a frugal life. Whether you realize it or not, thoughts such as those can really hinder your finances. Just … [Read More...]

Applesauce Cake Bars with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

The other day, I picked up a bag of apples on clearance for around $2.00. The girls love them for snacks and I love having the cores and peels for homemade apple cider vinegar. With these apples though, I wanted to make one of my all time favorite apple recipes. I know that apple recipes are usually … [Read More...]