Simple Step By Step Holiday Spending Guide Perfect For Your Budget

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Start thinking about the holidays now? Yes, absolutely! Maybe you’re like me and have experienced the most amazing holidays, only to greet January buried in all the bills that came along with the holiday spending. The good … [Read more...]

How to Use a Planner To Get & Keep Your Life In Order

I am in full on planning mode. My kids start back with school next week, and the first couple of months are always such a mess. I would be totally lost without my planner since it helps keep everything in my life organized. From kids’ practices to various appointments, to lists of books I need to … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways To Start Saving For a Debt-Free Christmas in July

Start thinking about Christmas in July? Yes! This is absolutely something you want to do to avoid going into debt during the holidays. After all, who wants to start the new year with a bunch of added debt? Not me, and you shouldn't either. Looking for some more money saving tips? … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Planners to Stay Organized (& Sane!)

As a mom of 9, keeping things together and organized is my only ray of hope. Even with the best laid plans and organizational tools in place, the best I can achieve is what I call, controlled chaos. Even without a large family to coordinate, the demands placed on busy women to keep everything … [Read more...]

Christmas in July = Amazon Prime Day!

(this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you) YIPPEEEEEE!!!!! While I don't post deals anymore, Amazon Prime Day is a day that I have to tell you about as a lover of all things frugal. For starters, Kindles for Kids---save … [Read more...]

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Drink For Kids

So often festive holidays, especially during the summer, are focused on drinks for the adults. But, what about the kids? With Fourth of July right around the corner in the United States, now is the perfect time to get what you need so you can whip up this simple Fourth of July drink for the kiddos … [Read more...]

Healthy Overnight Chia Seed Yogurt With Fruit & Granola

Looking for simple, quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast you can feel good about? This yogurt with fruit and chia seeds is just what you’ve been looking for. What’s better is that it is something you make ahead so it’s breakfast in a flash in the morning, leading to mornings that are stress free. … [Read more...]

15 Secrets Debt Free People Know That You Probably Don’t

Living debt free is a lifestyle, and as someone who is living debt free, I can say that it is a lifetime of making the same conscious choices day in and day out. Even when it’s hard. Debt free living takes commitment and strength, determination, and focus, but anyone can do it. Yes, even … [Read more...]

Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers & Feel Great About It

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam's Club. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. As a mom of nine, diapers have been part of my life for more than 17 years now. Without a … [Read more...]

How to Clean The Glass Oven Door – Inside the Glass!

If your home is anything like mine, the glass in the oven door can look like a bomb has gone off in the oven at times. It’s one thing to clean the glass inside the oven door, but what about the mess that gets inside the glass of the oven door? What about all those drips and spills in-between the … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Do you have an Instant Pot? It is my favorite kitchen tool, and it has been since I got mine almost two years ago now. Instant Pot recipes make things so easy, and they allow busy people to forget about making dinner until an hour before. This is even true if you’re making something right from the … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry, Avocado & Cashew Salad (PERFECT For Spring!)

This strawberry, avocado & cashew salad is super simple, but it will make you look like a rockstar! Perfect for parties, showers, Easter dinner, summer picnics, or a fresh and tasty family dinner any time of the year, this salad is beyond delicious. With all the fresh ingredients plus swiss … [Read more...]

7 Things You Can Do to Have Less Stress & More Money This Tax Season

*This post was sponsored, and paid for, by MyFreeTaxes. All opinions are my own. It happens every year, yet somehow it manages to catch us by surprise, at least if you’re anything like me. And, whether you receive good news or bad news, I think there is always an element of stress lurking around. … [Read more...]

How to Make Simple DIY Easter Baskets For Kids In 5 Minutes!

Easter is such a fun time of year. Spring is in the air, people often get dressed in special outfits, and it is also a day to spend with the ones you love in many cases. But, how can you make Easter extra special for your kids? Make them the cutest diy Easter basket ever, of course! This is one of … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Easy Mac & Cheese

Is there anything as creamy and dreamy as macaroni and cheese? I’m not sure there is, and it is an amazing comfort food if ever there was one. Especially during our long and cold winters, we love things like macaroni and cheese. My kids love this dish, and I love it not only because it tastes … [Read more...]