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How We Decided On Our Home

After two months at our new house, we’re still excited about buying it. We love living her and we’re happy with how well it fits. While the actual process of going from seeing houses to signing the papers seemed fairly quick, the process that got us to the point took much longer. I know this is [...]

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! April Goal Reviews We got slammed in April, financially and time wise. Besides the usual, we had: both life insurance policy premiums due car inspection and taxes for our Honda Accord my driver’s licence renewal our oldest’s dental check-up (we pay out of [...]

Looking to boost your savings, but not sure where to find the money? Have you tried to save, but after paying bills it seems like there is nothing left over to save? One hack that has helped me is automatic savings. I set it up so once our direct deposit comes in, some of it [...]

Looking for ways to make your yard more beautiful and productive without spending a ton of money? Here’s how you can start a compost pile that is easy to maintain.  Creating a beautiful and productive garden and yard can be as expensive or time intensive as you afford. You can go to the store and [...]

One of the best things you can do for yourself is taking care of your health. What we do and how we eat can have a huge impact on our quality of life, both now and in the years to come. Eating Well on a Budget While health should be a priority when it comes to [...]

As we’re making over our yard, we’ve had to learn quite a few things – starting a garden from seed, learning what poison oak, ivy, and sumac look like, and cutting back the briers. This weekend we took on a new challenge – chopping down trees. Chopping Trees These two pine trees were growing right [...]

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! March Goal Review As bad as March was with all the unexpected expenses, I was able to get quite a few things done. I’m grateful that we’ve been able to slash or eliminate some bills, which gave a us a cushion. That said, [...]

Not sure how things are where you’re at, but pollen is EVERYWHERE over here. As much as I hate dealing with allergies, I’m happy that spring is here. With a new month, it’s time to share our progress with our Challenge Everything project.  Challenging our bills is helping us get closer to our goals. It’s been [...]

As part of our yard makeover plans, I picked up supplies at the store. The cashier saw all that was in my cart and mentioned how she wished she could start a food garden, but she didn’t have a green thumb. I nodded, I completely understood her feelings. I used to a person who kept a cactus because it [...]

I first heard about using templates at a work conference years ago, but dismissed it because I thought it was too impersonal. Why Email Templates Work Now I realize using email templates help me in so many ways. Saves Time: Since many of the emails I get are similar (meetings/guest posts/advertising), copying and pasting from my [...]

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