Financial Goals

May Goals

April was quite a ride!  We had a lot of vacation expenses due all at once – airfare, October vacation condo payment and the final payment for our May vacation.  (Note: we did not go into debt for either of these condo rentals – the payments are made in installments per the lease agreement through […]

Financial Goals

Financial Check – In: April

I’m going to try and update our progress toward debt payoff and our 2018 financial goals at the end of every month.  I think this will help keep us accountable and give us even more motivation to get things paid off.  I would love to hear how others are progressing in their debt free journeys […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/30/18)

This week was quite a stock up week.  We really only had sausage and rice to use in meals!  Not even enough to make PB & J sandwiches.  So, it was off to Aldi and a local grocery store to sock up.  Here is what’s on the menu this week: Breakfast Egg, cheese, bread, bacon […]

Family Money Savings Travel

Money Saving Tips for Travel

Our family loves to travel and we try to do it a few times a year.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s a quick trip overnight in a nearby city or hopping on a plane to Florida to visit family – we just like to get away.  Over the years we have found ways to […]

Money Savings Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

Time for another tip!  Another simple tip, but it is definitely something that has gotten a lot of us in debt or something that keeps us in debt. Wait before you buy. Before making a large purchase (think $100+), wait.  I say wait at least a week.  If you’re looking at a purchase that is […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/23/18)

Our food piles are looking pretty bare at this time of the month!  I do have a little grocery money left that I will use to pick up some staples, like bread and eggs.  Here’s what I’ve come up with for the week by shopping our pantry first: Breakfast Breakfast tacos (If you don’t know […]

Food Recipes

Gluten-free (nut free) Waffles! 

There’s nothing I love more for breakfast than a good waffle (or pancake, or croissant, or cinnamon crunch bagel or any other yummy carb loaded piece of heaven)!  I am not strictly gluten-free, but I do try and limit my wheat intake.  I was determined to create a gluten-free Belgian waffle that the whole family […]

Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

It’s that time again.  Time for another money saving budget tip!  I know many people loathe meal planning and grocery shopping, but I love it.  Today’s tip relates to the meal planning part of feeding your family: Shop in your pantry before grocery shopping. The first thing I do before starting my meal plan is […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/16/18)

This is what’s on the menu this week: Breakfast Oatmeal Pancakes Eggs, sausage, smoothies Lunch Leftovers (I made double dinners last week so we had plenty for leftovers.  It worked really well and I plan to do it again this week) Dinner Spaghetti and meatballs Homemade pizza (we’ve been liking this dough recipe) Shrimp, baked […]

Food Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies

I have been working on decreasing the amount of sugar our family consumes, but sometimes you just need something to satisfy that sweet tooth!  I came across a recipe over a month ago for pumpkin oat cookies and have been tweaking it ever since.  Yes, I have made these cookies more than a couple times […]