• The Best Tips for Budget Travel

    Over 20 Tricks for Travel on a Budget

    I am a member of online affiliate programs.  I will be compensated for purchases made from links in this post.  All opinions are my own. Do you long to to see the world, but finances are always holding you back?  I get it, I have this inner struggle almost daily.  But guess what I have finally learned……you CAN travel while on a budget! We have successfully traveled to Disneyland, Kauai,  New York City, and more, all without spending a fortune.  You can do it too!  You can travel, make memories, and see new places….no matter your budget! Today I’m sharing 17 of my Favorite Budget Travel Hacks!  I also asked…

  • How to Budget With Sinking Funds: Your Complete Guide to the Most Asked Questions

    A few months ago my husband and I were able to go on a trip to New York City.  It was a trip of a lifetime and we had the time of our lives!  I am frequently asked how we save for travel and other large expenses.  My secret??  Sinking Funds! Do you use sinking funds in your budget??  If you don’t use them yet, I strongly suggest beginning immediately!  They have enabled me to save up for the things we want, and the things we need; and they allow me to enjoy spending GUILT FREE.  I’ve realized recently that a lot of people don’t even know what a sinking…

  • My Honest Review of the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

    I am an affiliate with Ultimate Bundles.  At no extra cost to you, I will receive a commission from purchases made from links in this post.  I am sharing my very honest opinions. I recently purchased the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and wanted to answer a few questions I have been getting about this awesome product. What is it? The 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a collection of 28 eBooks, 30 eCourses, videos & audios, 41 printables & workbooks, 3 summits, and 2 membership sites.  They cover all Homemaking Topics including; decor, home management, parenting, meal planning, working at home and more.  Inside the bundle you will find recipes, chore…

  • How to Cut Your Budget; When There is Nothing Left to Cut

    I get a lot of comments and messages on Instagram; and a few of them just break my little heart! These messages are from those that feel they have done every single thing they can think of to find extra money in their budget, but there is just nothing left to find.  These people have cut ALL unnecessary spending, only paying the bare minimum to live and they STILL can’t find any extra money in the budget. If you can relate to this in any way; I want you to know that I hear you.  Financial stress is one of the scariest and hardest things to go through.  This article…

  • 10 Gifts for Mom Under $10

    I am a member of online affiliate programs.  I will be compensated for purchases made through links in this post. Mothers Day is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning!  Remember to include Mothers Day Gifts in your May Budget so that the expense is planned for and expected! I am a HUGE advocate in the sentiment that “it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag.”  You can celebrate your Mother without having to spend a lot of money.  Check out my article; Mothers Day Gift Guide: 15 FREE Gift Ideas for 15 gift ideas for your mom. If free isn’t your thing and you…

  • Kids Chore Chart That Works!

    “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” My sister sent me a couple pictures of her brand new chore chart for her kids; and I LOVED it!  I begged for her permission to let me share it with all of you! I have regular chores for my kids, and I think this Chore Bucket will be the perfect way to motivate my kids each day. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it’s so cute!  A few of my…

  • Grandmas Famous Banana Bread Recipe

    I had a few bananas starting to brown this morning and that mixed with the cloudy skies out my window put me in the baking mood! I decided to whip up some of my Grandmas Famous Banana Bread Recipe! My sweet grandmother shared this Banana Bread Recipe with me years ago, and we have been loving it ever since! There is just something so sweet and special about making a recipe that I know has been made for generations.  I’m going to be keeping this recipe close to my heart and can’t wait to one day make it for my own grandchildren. Print Recipe Grandmas Famous Banana Bread Recipe This…

  • 12 Side Hustles for Stay at Home Moms

    This article contains affiliate links.  I will receive a commission off of purchases made through my links.   One of my very favorite joys in the world is to be a stay at home mom with my sweet kids.  I wouldn’t trade this opportunity for anything! But, as my kids have grown older and I have had more free time, I have been looking for ways to earn a little extra income, without having to give up my time with my kids. I brainstormed a list of ideas for any of you moms who might also want to earn a little extra money on the side! 1.  Clean Businesses or…

  • This is What Happens When You Give a Teen an Allowance….

    So, this afternoon I had a fun shopping trip with my 13 year old daughter.  I happen to love shopping (yep, frugal AND a shopping lover!) and I love quality time with my kids, so it was a GREAT day! However, shopping trips with my daughter tends to bring some stress (for me) and anxiety (for her). You see….once my kids reach the age of 13 they are required to pay for all of their own clothes, along with a few other expenses.  We have decided instead of mom and dad deciding what clothes are in the budget, we would give her an allowance so SHE can decide how to…

  • Dollar Tree Easter Basket Ideas

    I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. A common misconception is that the only way for kids to have a childhood full of memorable holidays and fun traditions is to spend a lot of money…..I’m here to tell you that is just.not.true. This is one of the many reasons why I LOVE The Dollar Tree.  I love watching their season aisle.  It’s fun to see what they bring in every year. Every year I buy my kids Easter Basket Stuffers from The Dollar Tree spring section.  This year I spent…