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What we spent on Christmas this year

What we spent on Christmas this year

Another year, another Christmas season, another Christmas budget. I figured I’d carry on the tradition of breaking down what we spent for Christmas gifts.  This year we had a big boost to our income, and while we’re still working on some big financial goals so […]

Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

I can’t be the only one who has every intention of doing all the things at Christmas time and then ends up doing about 13% of those things because, well, mom life!  This time of year is so busy and I would love to bake […]

5 things you should start planning/saving for once the kids go back to school

5 things you should start planning/saving for once the kids go back to school

If you’re like me you thrive on the routine of the school year.  As much as I love fun summer adventures I can’t wait for them to be on a set schedule that I can count on.  With the new routine I know I have […]

Easter on a budget- Check out my haul!

Easter on a budget- Check out my haul!

Easter is right around the corner.  If you celebrated Easter when you were a kid, what do you remember most about it?  Maybe dressing up in cute Easter dresses?  Maybe going to church?  Maybe Easter Egg hunts?  I would bet that almost all of you […]

The end of an error

The end of an error

Do any of you have a mom that is easy to make fun of?  Just me?  I love my mom more than life, but she is an easy target.  She gets phrases wrong all the time.  I really need to start writing them down.  One […]

What we spent on Christmas this year

What we spent on Christmas this year

This one’s for my nosey friends out there.  Do you ever see someone post pictures of their Christmas tree loaded with presents under it and think “Holy cow how much money did they spend?”  Me too!  And while our tree isn’t anywhere near loaded with […]

Dollar store must haves

Dollar store must haves

I have to admit, I didn’t come to know the gloriousness of The Dollar Tree until I was in my 20’s.  I guess I just assumed that it was going to be mostly junk and that I would have to spend hours digging through unorganized […]

Christmas on a Budget

Christmas on a Budget

Halloween is over which means it’s officially socially acceptable to blast Christmas music all day!  You may be thinking you have plenty of time until Christmas comes, about 7 1/2 weeks to be exact, but it sneaks up on me every year!  And I don’t […]