Five years ago when we were in a really bad place financially, I shared our struggles here on the blog. I didn’t do it looking for anything. I did it because it felt good to let it out, and it felt freeing to be completely honest about our situation. Something happened as a result of […]
DIY Repurposed Window Picture Frame — Easy, Cute, and Inexpensive
A couple weeks ago I saw a bunch of old windows for sale on a Facebook tag sale site. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, and I offered the guy selling them $3 a piece for the whole lot. He agreed, and I got a whole bunch of them. I knew […]
11 Manageable Meal Prepping Tips To Save You Time, Money And Brain Power
Meal prep is one of those things that can seem daunting at first, but in reality it will make your life easier in more than one way if you can manage to make it a part of your routine. While it’s a little bit of an investment on the front end, on the back end […]
Pool Boy? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Pool Boy.
We have an inground pool at home. I am the one who runs it, cleans it and maintains it. But we have always used a pool company to open and close the pool because I just didn’t think I knew enough to do that myself. And it’s a couple hundred bucks to open the pool, […]
How I Made Busy Weeknights (and Weekends) With Sports Much More Manageable
With four kids on the swim team in different groups at different times, a 35-45 minute commute to the pool, one kid playing baseball, and one kid doing track, April May and June are a little crazy. And no matter how much I feed the kids before we leave the house, sometimes we are gone […]
We Changed Our Dinner Time And Life Got Better. And Less Expensive.
When you have two preteens who are at swim practice a couple hours a day, they build up an appetite. A big one. And so for Number 3 and 4, I started having them eat dinner before they went to practice. They both had practice at different times, so Number 3 would eat his first […]