Phew. We made it. Today was my last grocery run for February. Five hundred dollars in a Hallmark card envelope to feed us for the past twenty-eight days.* A challenge, yes. Especially considering a month ago, our average grocery costs were hovering around $1000/month. This month, we halved it. And then some. In fact, at… Continue reading How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget
We have made it through the first week of Lent somewhat unscathed. (For those of you just dropping by, our family decided to give up watching TV for the Lenten season. Check out my post here!) After sharing our decision to give up TV for Lent, it seems most responses have fallen into either one… Continue reading An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV
Lent. It begins tomorrow. The forty days before Easter where we set aside time to reflect on Jesus - His suffering and sacrifice, His life, death, burial and resurrection. It's a period of fasting and spiritual discipline, where we live without in observance of the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. In the… Continue reading Lent and Living with Less…TV
This week has been a big one in our house. So far, we have taken three van loads to our local thrift store full of stuff that we are no longer using. Most of that stuff was clothes. Can you believe it? And all I can think about are the other areas in our house… Continue reading Disney and De-cluttering: How I Implemented a Capsule Wardrobe for my Kids
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this week you witnessed my closet go through a major overhaul. In an effort to live with less for the month of February (see previous post explaining why), both Jeff and I decided to get rid of over half of our clothes. (We both managed to… Continue reading 5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge
Money and I have a love/hate relationship. Everything about it stresses me out. I sit in bank meetings and my eyes slowly glaze over. Don't ask me what a mutual fund is. Or what the current interest rate is. I mean, seriously...I just figured out what a tax-free savings account is. Now I whip out… Continue reading Keeping Up with the Jones’….Or Not.