May Debt Recap

Happy June! We are so excited for the longer, slower days that summer brings especially with a toddler that can now enjoy a lot of fun summer activities! May was an alright month in terms of budgeting and saving. We started off the month with an unexpected trip to the clinic for our daughter and […]

And Then There Were Four

I’m so excited to be sharing this news with you! As you may have read in the March Debt Recap, we had a potential “storm” on the horizon when it came to our finances. Well this news is anything BUT a storm in our lives – we’re expecting baby number two this year! We still don’t […]

Meal Plan Monday #5

Last week’s meal planning was one of my more successful weeks lately. I budget $100 week for my family of three for groceries and I ended up using so many things we already had on hand that I only spent about $60! I’m trying to reduce the amount of food (aka money) we throw away and […]

April Debt Recap

We went a little YOLO in April – do you guys ever do that with your spending? We’ve got this perfect budget but something unexpected (but “necessary”) comes up. That one unplanned expense leads to more and more because hey, if the budget’s already blown we may as well live it up! Starting to sound […]

Meal Plan Monday #4

I’m calling this edition of Meal Plan Monday “oldies but goodies”. We made a lot of simple, comfort food meals that I know by heart and frankly, I learned from my momma! If you’re trying to save money on food, eating at home is a must. Here are my tips before you head to the grocery […]

Meal Plan Monday #3

Last week was all about easy meals. Big batches, short prep times, and lots of recipes that held up to freezing for later consumption. I hope you’ll find something to try! Disclaimer: I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, my husband is low-carb, and our 1 year old daughter eats a little bit of everything. Breakfast Cheesy […]

March Debt Recap

Happy Easter everyone! March was a month of financial changes for us. For the first time ever we are claiming more than zero on our W-4s! We used the IRS Withholding Calculator to determine exactly what we need to claim so that we don’t owe any taxes OR pay too much and so far it looks […]

Meal Plan Monday #2

Finally, another Meal Plan Monday! We’ve been doing great with our grocery shopping until a couple weeks ago – that’s when Hayden had back to back upper respiratory infections and Aurelia’s pneumonia was followed by double ear infections! Needless to say I didn’t make it to the grocery store and we blew our grocery budget […]