• Simple Living

    How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

    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 this moment, there is $8.45 remaining in that crinkled, well worn envelope. So really, we only spent $491.55 this month. Yay us! Truly, it’s you guys who are deserving of the praise. So many of you have messaged me with different techniques and advice you use to minimize your monthly grocery bill. You guys have…

  • Family

    Because I Love You

    There are some moments where I just want to freeze time so that I can remember every detail. Last night we experienced such a moment. “You’re far happier giving than getting.” Acts 20:35 MSG Beginning this month, Jeff and I have started giving Zoe and allowance of $1 a day for helping out with chores around the house. She’s only four so they’re easy chores…making her bed, getting dressed by herself, helping to clear the table etc…Prior to this, every time we would go shopping, Zoe, like any regular kid, would persistently ask us to buy her things that she clearly didn’t need. We thought that giving her an allowance…