DIY Skills and equipment

If you want to save some money there are a few DIY skills that would be handy to know. Some of the skills listed below are more challenging to learn than others and while some projects are best left to the professionals, knowing the basics of even a couple of these might come in handy from time to time! In this collaborative article, we are going to identify and discuss some of the most important ones below. Keep reading to find out if any of them might appeal to you!  While a lot of these might seem a touch harder than most things we talkRead More →

I have become a big fan of journaling and planning over the last year. Keeping up with my goals and daily tasks have brought a tremendous sense of peace to my life. Being able to wake up in the morning, open my journal or planner and see exactly what needs to be accomplished that day helps keep the stress of trying to remember it all to a minimum. But, I recognize that creating a bullet journal or keeping up with a regular planner can be time-consuming and challenging for many people. Journaling for busy families requires a less time-consuming method. Something that takes only minutesRead More →

wall decals header2

At some point this summer I realized that all the photo’s in our home were outdated. We have changed so much and gone on so many fun adventures that I really felt like it was time to add some new memories to the walls. I can’t really remember the last time I ordered a photo print! I just shared them on social media and saved them to google photos and that was that. But it would be nice to have an actual physical copy – and a family photo wall is a wonderful way to decorate your home! Of course, I have also been aRead More →

Credit score myths you need to know about

There is more credit information available than ever before nowadays. We all know how important it is to know your credit score and the different factors that influence it. The trouble is that there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet. The last thing you want to do is end up believing a myth, which causes you to act in a manner that has a detrimental impact on your credit rating, rather than a positive one. I am by no means a credit expert but I have learned a few things along the way! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look atRead More →

cards from the dollar tree

Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows about my undying affection for the Dollar Tree. I am sorry but a store where everything is a dollar? Yes, please. My trips to the Dollar tree have become something of a family joke. Comments like “Mom’s going to the Dollar Tree, better bring the tablet’s we’re going to be a while!” are uttered by the kids on a regular basis. But, it always astounds me just what I can find at the Dollar Tree. Last spring I got the cutest Fairy Garden figures and the spring wreath on my front door gotRead More →

bullet journal themes

Some months I find it easy to come up with my bullet journal themes, other months I waffle about my choices until its almost too late! I mean, it doesn’t really matter if I don’t finish my spread by the first day of a new month but I like to try. While browsing bullet journal groups on facebook I see a lot of posts asking for monthly theme suggestions. Since so many people ask about it I figured it would be a fun and helpful post to create and share with all of you! Whether you are just starting a bullet journal, or have alreadyRead More →

saving money a matter of habit

Every family is subject to its own financial struggles, It just seems to be a part of life.  It’s the solution that can be troublesome to find! Saving money is one of those things that everyone’s got their own opinion about. For some, it feels like too much of an effort. For others, saving money is a way of life, even if it’s just for a few pennies. But how exactly can you tighten your belt for the sake of your whole family? We have explored a few ways to do this on the blog in the past, including couponing, meal planning and even earningRead More →

reasons why you might struggle financially

Everyone has trouble with money from time to time and it’s always good to look for creative ways you might save.  But for some, it often feels as though it’s a hole they will never climb out of. If you are someone who seems to struggle financially, then the underlying problems might be something worth looking for. You might discover that you are actually able to improve your finances if you look at what you are doing on a basic level. In this collaborative post, we will look at some of the possible reasons that you struggle with your finances, along with some great solutions forRead More →

Organizing a blog using a daily planner

I’m a huge fan of Bullet Journals and Planners. We have done previous posts about how to pick the perfect Bullet Journal, How to make beautiful pages even if you’re not an artist and to help you decide if you need a Journal or a Planner. All of these posts have been received very well, but I get a lot of questions about keeping a blog organized using a daily planner. I started making the attempt to be better organized at the beginning of this year with a magnetic fridge organizer. After finding that this small amount of organization gave me peace of mind, IRead More →

Journalvsplanner

For a long time, I shied away from the Journal and Planner craze. I tried to keep up with tasks online or just using notebooks and lists. It sort of worked? But at the beginning of the year, I made it a point to be better organized. I started with an organizer on the fridge – Getting Organized in 2018 and then moved on to starting a Bullet Journal on the advice of a good friend of mine. I took my time picking my journal and I love it. In theory, a bullet journal can also be a planner but after receiving a Passion Planner IRead More →