• Learn how to save money on your winter utility bill

    6 Super Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Winter Utility Bill

    With the constant increases in prices and taxes, it can seem almost impossible to save money on winter utility bills. And, let’s face it, you’re really at the mercy of the weather. While some might luck out and have the mildest winter on record, what do you do when your winter is one of the harshest in years? As it turns out, there are a few things you can do AND they’re pretty easy. While these tricks won’t drop your winter utility bill to $0, they will help you see a lower number on that bill. 6 Super Easy Ways to Save Money on Winter Utility Bills *This article may…

  • Why every budgeter should have food storage

    3 Reasons to Create a Food Storage Even if You’re on a Budget

    Not sure you need to worry about building a food storage when you’re on a tight budget? (Let alone build one at all?!?) Food storage often gets associated with super extreme, maybe sometimes a little crazy, people. (Like the extreme couponers and doomsday preppers on reality TV.) But, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go to any crazy lengths to understand the value of food storage. (And to start building one of your own.) It doesn’t matter if you have a years worth of supplies in your stockpile or just a couple of weeks worth of pantry items. Every household can benefit from some shape or…

  • Science-backed was to finally stick to your goals in 2020

    Are You Ready to Finally Stick to Your Goals? These 2 Science-Backed Methods Can Help.

    Do you struggle to stick to your goals? You know, those goals you make about exercising, saving money and getting your life together. If you’re like me, a lot of your goals get thrown out in less than a week, and you just can’t muster the motivation to change. You reallllly want to finally stick to your goals, but life is always throwing you “excuses” not to get it together. But, what if you’re not going about things the right way? Science says there could be a couple ways to increase your chances of sticking to your goals by anywhere from 25%-56%.1 Amazing, right? And these tips don’t have anything to do…

  • 20 Mother's Day Gift ideas for under $20

    20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (2020) for $20 or Less

    Check out our Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2020! Mother’s Mother’s Day gift shopping can often be stressful for you and your budget. How do you get the woman with everything something meaningful? (Especially when your budget isn’t so big!) But, believe it or not, you can pick the perfect Mother’s Day gift for $20 or less. First of all, stop worrying about how little you have to spend. Instead, start focusing on giving your time, talents, and love. I used to be worried that $20 (or less) would seem super cheap for a gift. But, I’ve realized that the gift itself isn’t what matters. It’s the time and thought…

  • Four cute Valentine's Day cards for kids and adults

    Cute Valentine’s Day Cards – Free Printables

    Want some unique, cute Valentine’s Day cards that will only cost as much as the card stock you print them on? Well, you’re in luck! Here are four original, super cute Valentine’s Day cards we’ve made just for out readers! Cute Valentine’s Day Cards (Printable & FREE) *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. Read more in our terms of service. The Valentine’s Day we’ve made for you are are found in our Free Resource Library. They’re all together in one document (a four page PDF) with each design on a separate…

  • Use this monthly cleaning schedule to stay on top of all your household cleaning

    How to Make a Monthly Cleaning Schedule That Works

    Looking for a monthly cleaning schedule that will actually work for you? While housework is a never-ending fact of life, the cycle of messes doesn’t have to be overpowering. By learning how to separate your cleaning and tidying tasks, and blocking out your housework to-dos into a monthly cleaning schedule, you can turn “overwhelm” into “under control.” The first step to creating a successful monthly cleaning schedule? Stop using the words “cleaning” and “tidying” interchangeably. Learning the difference between cleaning and tidying CHANGED MY LIFE. Seriously. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to…

  • The dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean

    The Dirty Little Secret I use to Keep My House Clean

    Want to know about the dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean? It’s something I used to be embarrassed about. I felt like I was cheating at being the perfect wife who could do it all. But you know what? Using this secret weapon every so often allows me to keep my house clean without losing my mind. And that has become good enough for me. So, what’s the secret? I use a house cleaning service. Now, let me stop you before you think I’m some rich lady with a weekly maid who can’t relate to your situation. First off, I only use a cleaning service 2…

  • How to Plan Thanksgiving dinner

    How to Plan Thanksgiving Dinner When You’re Crazy Busy ( Step by Step Guide With FREE Spreadsheet & Invitations)

    Wondering how to plan Thanksgiving dinner when your schedule is so insane? For many people, thinking about Thanksgiving dinner brings visions of turkey and pumpkin pie appearing effortlessly in front of them. But, for those who have actually hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you know there’s A LOT more to it than that. Time, money and planning all goes into creating the special scene on this nostalgic day. And hosting it is often squeezed into an already crazy schedule! So, if you’re overworked and overwhelmed but want to pull off Thanksgiving dinner, we’re here to hook you up. The following guide will break down all your how to plan Thanksgiving dinner tasks into…

  • Try These 3 Quick Tips for Better Budgeting

    Don’t be discouraged if you’re having a hard time budgeting. If it were easy we’d all be a lot richer. So, whether you need some quick wins or you want to strengthen your game, here are 3 easy-to-follow tips to try. 3 Quick Tips for Better Budgeting 1. Weekly Accounting I’ve found weekly accounting to be a really important part of my budgeting process. Here’s how it works: I pick a day (Sunday for me) and a general time (after my kids go to bed) when I’ll enter all my expenses into my budget spreadsheet.  I open up my online banking and go to the transactions page for my checking…

  • Do this when your party is flopping in order to entertain guests

    How to Entertain Guests (When Nobody’s Mingling & Your Party is Flopping)

    Ever wonder how to entertain guests when it seems like your party is taking a huge nose dive? After hosting my fair share of events, including some that were less than successful, I’ve come up with a few tricks to nip the silence in the bud and bring the party back to life. 5 Ways to Entertain Guests and Bring a Dying Party Back to Life 1. Make sure you’ve properly introduced your guests If your party includes guests from different circles of friends, introductions are key. While it’s ideal to introduce your guests to each other first thing, you can easily recover if you’ve forgotten to do so. And,…