I would start off each pay period with the best intentions. I promise I did. I even followed my own advice and used my Cashless Budget Tracker, budgeted for expected expenses and tracked spending in each category.
Yet so many times I would come up short and have to dip into savings or rack up more credit card debt to get us to the next paycheck.
So, what was happening? Sabotage. Self-sabotage. Ugly, messy, make you want to kick your own ass sabotage.
The one thing that kept my budget train hurtling off the tracks was my failure to plan.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m not a great cook.
Ok, I’m not even a good cook. I kind of stumble my way through recipes until they’re edible. Ok, maybe it’s a small step up from that. Sometimes my creations are kinda tasty.
And I will say, one secret to a good marriage is a partner who makes you feel like you just cooked a meal worthy of Wolfgang Puck, even if he’s doing it through wincing eyes and gritted teeth. I’m lucky to have one of those.
But you know what, I love to try!
One of the (many) things I love about shopping at Publix is access to better brands and better quality. From organic produce to plant-based and nature inspired household and personal care products… I can feel better about what I buy for my family.
And I can feel better about the cost too. Because a lot of those great, natural products are on sale this week at Publix.
So if you’ve been wanting to try products with fewer chemicals and food with fewer GMOs, or if you already buy natural products… these deals are for you.
It’s like Publix is giving us a big Valentine’s Day gift! 😍
They have tons of P&G products on sale this week. And they’re household must-haves that we buy anyway.
I’m talking about deals like $2 off 2 Pantene products, $5 off Bounty paper towels and Charmin bath tissue and a whopping $7 off 2 Pampers & Luvs diapers!!
Disney truly is the happiest place on earth. Even when you’re running 13 miles. I know from experience. Huffing and puffing through mile five, instead of being miserable, was actually magical because of the glitter and lights of Cinderella’s castle.
But all those magic miles come at a price. It’s a price thousands of people are willing to pay each year. And you might be too. But it helps to know just how much you’ll really spend to enjoy a runDisney weekend.
I always see the start of a new year as a new start for a lot of things. This is the time I clear out some clutter, make new goals and freshen things up.
It’s a great time to rethink your routine!
I like fancy, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t like paying fancy prices for it. Holiday cards are expensive enough without adding on the personalized service of printing your addresses on the envelopes.
But you can still have fancy holiday card envelopes and gift tags by doing them yourself with your Cricut.
This year I’m completely changing the way I give Christmas gifts.
It’s important to me to give gifts that don’t contribute waste or harm to the planet. And buying from companies that help make life better for people and creatures around the world is an even bigger win.
Here are a few ways I’m trying to give more eco-friendly gifts this year. (more…)
Things can get super stressful around the holidays. But two things that can help make things a little better are (1) home essentials that are easy to find all in one place and, of course, (2) some extra cash!
And you can get both of those things right now at Publix. (Through 11/27/18) (more…)
Gift giving can be stressful and expensive. And the last thing you want is to spend money on a gift that your loved one won’t really use.
I always try to give my family gift ideas that I will get a lot of use out of. That’s why I’m filling my wish list this Christmas with crafting supplies that I can’t afford or just won’t get around to buying for myself.
If you have a crafter in your life… or if you’re the crafter looking for a way to treat yourself… here’s my ultimate list of Cricut accessories, supplies, and vinyl that all crafters would love. (more…)