• Food - Frugal - Natural

    How to make clean eating fit your budget

    Today’s guest post is from Mandi, a fruit and veggie enthusiast, over at Big Tiny Steps where she shares how to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. She’ll be sharing with us how to make clean eating on a budget work. Five years ago my family was approximately $80,000 in debt. The journey we undertook to become debt free made us fall in love with numbers and budgets. But now I have a new love. Eating clean. Eating clean with a diet consisting of mostly plant based foods has various health benefits. I know I personally have reaped the rewards that…

  • Food - Frugal

    How I plan simple, healthy meals on a budget

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Food. We need to eat it (duh) and sometimes making that happen every day can be overwhelming. Especially when you have a family to feed and a budget to stick to. As a mom, business owner and someone who puts a lot of pressure on myself to feed my family well, meal planning is a must. When I slip up and don’t plan, we end up eating out or eating junk. And spending a lot of money. When I do meal plan we eat delicious, wholesome meals that I’m proud to feed…

  • Frugal - Tips & Tutorials - Uncategorized

    Move Without Losing Your Mind! 14 Tips to Save You Time & Money on Your Move

    Can we all just agree that moving is the worst? I actually liked moving in the past when it was just Blaine and I. But add a baby and not only moving your household, but all the stuff you’ve been storing for your parents too and it gets to be overwhelming quickly. We had plenty of time to prepare and were actually way ahead of schedule for a while because we started packing before even finding a house, but time caught up with us and towards the end we were scrambling. I’m going to share my best tips for moving…

  • Frugal - Uncategorized

    How to Make Extra Money Selling Your Stuff on Facebook

    How to Make Extra Money Selling Your Stuff on Facebook In an effort to simplify I’m constantly going through the house to donate or sell items that we don’t need anymore. We are always bringing new items into our homes and I do my best to make a conscious effort to also remove items from my home on a regular basis. My absolute favorite way these days is to sell on local Facebook groups! Some people call them Facebook Buy/Sell Groups or Facebook Yard Sale Groups. Whatever you want to call them, they’re basically local groups for a city or regional area…

  • Family - Frugal - Uncategorized

    5 Tips for Living on One Income

    My husband and I have been together for over eight years now and we’ve finally welcomed a little baby into our family. Over the years we’ve gone in and out of being a one income family as I was in between jobs or starting a business. Now, with our son in the picture, we will be a (mostly) one income family for a year or more. Below are some tips for helping you transition into a one income family. TRY IT OUT FIRST (IF YOU CAN) If you have time before the change, give it a try for a few…

  • Family - Frugal - Uncategorized - Vacation

    9 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Family Vacation

    Going on family trips can be expensive, but if you’re careful and pay attention there are a lot of ways to save money while on a family vacation. Our little family of three recently went on a 5 day/4 night trip to Brian Head, Utah. Our budget was $100/day including gas. While I was confident we would be able to stay on budget, I didn’t expect us to be under budget. While we didn’t use all of the tips below, I’ve compiled all of the ways we like to save. Some trips we use more of these tips than others,…