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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

21 Easy Ways to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle | Zero Waste Tips

Over the past year or so, I've done a lot of learning and researching into the amount of waste we - as a society - put out each day. The numbers are staggering to be honest. One any given day, the United States alone, throws away 300,000,000 pounds of food each day. That number … [Read more...]

Beachbody On Demand Reviews – Is Beachbody on Demand Worth It?

I have spent the majority of my life overweight and the older I got, the worse my weight got. By the time I was 35, I had topped the scales at more than 300 lb and was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. A lot of things contributed to it. Lack of exercise since I was sitting … [Read more...]

10 Budget Friendly Things to Do in Dallas, Texas

I grew up in a small town of around 11,000 people at the time. Moving to Texas was a bit of culture shock for me. The cities here are so much larger than anything Ohio has so I was more than a bit out of my element. Over the years, I have learned to love living in a larger area. … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Candles

When I was a teenager, my uncle had his own candle making business. His candles were amazing. Strong scented without being over powering and they burned forever.  One fall when I was around 14, I spent some time at their house where I got to see them make their homemade candles. … [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek at Our 2019 Financial Goals

I have this thing; I don't set resolutions. I feel like resolving to do something is a sure-fire way to set myself up to fail. After all, how many people do you know who keep their resolutions each year? The answer is "not many." I know from experience that when I resolve to do … [Read more...]

Our January 2019 Budget- Picking Up the Pieces of a Smashed Emergency Fund

It's a new year and for our family, that means taking stock of our previous years spending, our savings and any other financial related tasks that happen once or twice a year. I thought it would be fun this year to show you our monthly budget at the beginning of the month and how … [Read more...]