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Post-it Note To Do List System – Planning that Works!

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it Note To Do List system to help you keep track of things quickly and easily. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and […]

10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

DIY can be a great approach to saving money and living better. Consider these 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money. I’ll never forget the first time I saw my husband demolish the inside of a house — the one he was living in — and put it back together better than it […]

Why Spend Big Money on Travel with Kids?

Traveling with kids is not cheap, but it’s got loads of benefits that far outweigh the cost. Consider these reasons to spend big money on travel. I met my husband shortly before I moved to France for a year. Much of our early relationship was developed long-distance through letters and very expensive phone calls — […]

Download this FREE Freezer Cooking Planner

Want to be ahead of the game? Learn to fill your freezer! If dinner’s made, you’ve won! Download this FREE Freezer Cooking Planner to make it easier. You know that I love my freezer. I’ve had my deep freeze for almost twenty years. I would be pretty sad if it died. Note to self: make a […]

Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad that comes together in a flash. A few weeks ago I boasted how moderate the temps are here in San Diego. I spoke too soon. I should have known that would happen, right? The last […]

How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Want to put a little order in your life? Consider making a personal planner to suit your life and needs. Here she is, in all her glory, my personal planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my goals, […]

Great Britain on a Budget (with Kids)

We spent a month in Great Britain on a budget, traveling with our six kids. It was amazing, but it was also hard. Here’s how we did it. We’ve always been frugal people. Even when we got into debt, we nickled and dimed our way there. Generally speaking, Bryan and I don’t feel comfortable sparing […]

Easy Ways to Save Money in July: Budget Living

Saving money is always in season, helping you to reduce debt and live the life you love. Check out these easy ways to save money this month.  So, July is here. Summer is in full swing. It’s easy to throw cares to the wind and head to the hills or the beach with nary a […]