Category: Saving

The One Thing That Kept Sabotaging My Budget

The One Thing That Kept Sabotaging My Budget

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.

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My Cookbook Obsession – That’s Totally Free

My Cookbook Obsession - That's Totally Free

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!

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Honest To Goodness Essentials – Plant-Based & Nature Inspired Products On Sale This Week At Publix

Groceries on grocery store conveyor belt - Honest To Goodness Essentials - Plant-Based And Nature Inspired Products On Sale At Publix

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.

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The Cost Of runDisney – Complete Guide To The Money & The Magic Miles

The Real Cost of runDisney - Complete Guide To The Money And The Magic Miles

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.

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5 Ways To Give Eco-Friendly Gifts – With Printable Card & Gift Tags

Gift tag that reads, "Homemade With Love, A Gift For You & The Planet" - 5 Ways To Give Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts With Printable Card & Gift Tags

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…)

Ultimate Cricut Crafters Gift Guide – 30 Accessories, Supplies & Vinyl Under $30

Rose gold glitter heat transfer vinyl - Ultimate Cricut Crafters Gift Guide - 30 Accessories, Supplies & Vinyl Under $30

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…)

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