Money Saver #1: Tackling the Freezer

Last week, I announced our intention of adding $1000 to our emergency fund over the next 100 days. Now, for some families, this wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, but for us, trust me when I say that this is going to be a true challenge (especially as we are expecting the hospital bills …

Saving Vs. Splurging on Backyard Projects

This last weekend, my husband and I did more yardwork in one 48-hour period than we’ve probably ever done before in our adult lives. Between building raised garden beds, picking up loads of compost (and spreading it out, one wheelbarrow load at a time), attempting to transplant seeds, moving rocks and rearranging flower borders, and …

I’m All About Simple Living, But I Still Need 3 Wardrobes

One of my goals this pregnancy has been to take at least a weekly photo of myself, something I avoided as much as possible when I was pregnant with my first (or at least I did once I reached a certain point in the pregnancy). Since I haven’t been doing regular pregnancy updates here on …

My New Rules for Book Buying (+ What I’ve Bought Since Instigating Them)

About a year and some-odd months ago, I wrote a post about our (ahem, mostly my) spending habits when it came to certain discretionary spending categories (such as clothing, books, movies, etc.). In it, I shared that for several years running, I had usually spend upwards of $350-400 every year on purchasing more books (not …

How I Meal Plan + A Month's Worth of Meal Plans

How I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)

FYI: Today ONLY (Tuesday 9/17/19), there’s a flash sale going on for the Ultimate Healthy Meal Plan Bundle. If you love the IDEA of meal planning but don’t really have the time/desire/energy to do it all yourself, you will definitely want to check this bundle out! It includes over $1,000 of resources (including recipes, full …