Why I Want to Live Debt Free

31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010: Pay Off Debt

Almost three years ago my husband and I were convicted to stop using credit and to pay off our debts. Thanks to God, Dave Ramsey, and some hard work, we were able to do just that. Today we don’t spend money we don’t have and except for a mortgage on a rental property, we have […]

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Pantry Challenge Updates: How are You Doing?

pantry challenge

Today marks the end of the third week for some who are “eating from the pantry.” To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how this would go for the FishFam. I knew Crystal could pull it off because she’s way smarter than me. But, I had my doubts about myself. My kids eat a lot; […]

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FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge: You Get to Vote!

bob the builder

Today’s the day that voting begins. I’m a little scared to tell you the truth. Some of these cake topics would be pretty tricky to pull off. Scroll down to choose one. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see the results or not. Blogger is different than WordPress, and so I had to […]

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Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week Three

Carnitas Tacos

Since we’ve been “eating from the pantry,” our family has spent $219 out of our $400 grocery budget for the month. It’s been amazing all that we had in storage. I guess we had more than one kind of emergency fund. That is reassuring to me. Stockpiling and shopping from the sales can help us […]

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What’s in Sunday’s Paper? Back to the Coupons

Even though I’ve been shopping on a minimal basis, I know that in the next few weeks, I’m going to want to get back in the swing of things, especially with couponing. Thanks to regular coupon savings, I’ve had a pretty full pantry to rely on. I love having this “emergency fund” right in my […]

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Birthday Cake Challenge: So, Can You Stump Me?

January 28th will be The Fourth Birthday Cake Round-Up. My readers get the chance to suggest a birthday cake theme that I will bake and decorate. Can you stump me? Don’t forget to submit your suggestion before voting begins on Monday.

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Grocery Geek Presents: FishPapa Shops!

2010 January 161

I had to laugh — and take a picture — when FishPapa came home from Walmart the other night and started to stage a picture of his purchases. The poor man has put up with my wild antics, including a host of grocery pictures, for quite some time. I didn’t mind his teasing me. This post […]

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Giving Generously on a Small Budget – Frugal Friday Guest Post

Today’s post is written by Amy from The Finer Things in Life. Amy has a heart of gold and I love to see her creative spirit at work in sharing what she has with others. What do I have to give? While the holiday season was in full swing, our senses were bombarded with pleas […]

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