Save Money By Meal Planning

MenuPlannerDo you know what makes me cringe? (Other than spiders in boots?)

Throwing away food. Especially food that you forgot was even in the fridge or you never worked into your meals but had every intention to.

It feels like a crime. Against my bank account and humanity.

I need to be better at food planning and only buy what I am going to use for the week. I have resisted too long, but with the New Year and an ever-tightening budget, it is time to plan our family’s meals. Care to join me? This is my plan, if you’d like to follow along: Continue reading

Storage Ideas for the Bedroom


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Your bedroom is one place that always can use more storage options. Between clothes, shoes, books and trinkets most people have a lot of stuff. But, more often than not, the bedroom lacks adequate storage space. Here’s how you can change that.

Underbed Storage

Storage beds aren’t just for the kiddies anymore. In fact many national stores and brands are offering high quality platform storage beds in all sizes. Continue reading

Freezer Free-Up

iStock_000021680150XSmallLast week I got a late Christmas present: a box of beef.

My Dad and brother bought a couple of cows last year, had them graze in a field of green, and then had them butchered. What resulted—as you might guess—was a lot of grass-fed beef to last them until next year. Too much beef, in my father’s case. He generously gave my family a box full of hamburger, steak, and roast. Continue reading

How Do You Stack Up to a Hoarder? Infographic

We all have people in our lives that seem to struggle with clutter.  We laugh it off but hoarding is a serious mental disease that affects many people.   Believe it or not, 1 in 300 in the USA have a hoarding problem!

Check out the below infographic to see how you stack up to a hoarder.   Continue reading

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Organize Your Tailgating Supplies

Now, for me, when the crisp fall air approaches and the leaves start to turn, that can only mean one thing: tailgate season is upon us. Even if you are not a huge football fan, what’s not to love about tailgating?

Fresh air, friends, food, drink, it all sounds like a great time.

But, getting a tailgate setup is no easy task; there are actually quite a few moving parts that are involved. This is especially true if you are hosting the event. So it can be really easy to forget things if you aren’t organized. Continue reading