July 27, 2017

How Did I Save Hundreds of $$ on Food?

May21

I saved hundreds of dollars on food during our vacation this week. For many, vacation is a time to splurge and I completely respect that decision, but when you are feeding a crew of over the top eaters like my […]

How My Car Accident Reminded Me of an Important Financial Principle

May11

I’ve addressed the Dreaded “B” word many times before. From the basics of budgeting,and to understanding the importance of Giving Every dollar a job, I’ve talked about it in some form. For most of us, the dreaded “B” word of […]

Doomsday Preppers…Fact or Fiction?

Feb21

It’s true. I admit it. I was intrigued. Have any of you had the jaw dropping opportunity to watch an episode or two of that reality show, Doomsday Preppers? When it first came out, I set my DVR to tape […]

5 Simple Ways to Refocus Our Finances for the New Year

Jan18

(photo) As the new year rolled in, many blogs I read shared goals and resolutions for 2012. For many, the New Year brings a time of refreshment, refocusing and sweet new mercies of grace given by our Heavenly Father. Yet […]

What’s the Right Money Saving Choice?

Oct13

As I glance around the conference room, gathered together are some of the most influential, money saving experts on the web. I’m spending a few days with my fellow Savings.com Deal Pros, learning, brainstorm, and sharing with each other in […]

The Lies and Secret Life of Money (31 Days)

Oct5

Debunking the most recent money lie: You Must Go into Debt to Pay for College. How we’re saving and paying cash for school.“ The scent of fir and simmering cider filled the home with the sweet aroma of Christmas. The […]

Money is Amoral

Oct2

Wars declared. Family members turned enemy. Murders committed. Lives taken. How’s that for a few encouraging words this Sunday, Day 2? Throughout history, the plethora of true life events tied to the desire for money rival any bestselling book or […]

31 Days to Balancing Beauty and the Budget

Oct1

If you are just joining in, Catch up on my entire 31 day series here. For most of us, the dreaded “B” word of budgeting shares similar feeling with housekeeping, ironing or quite possibly, finger nails on the chalkboard. We […]

Join Me in the Savings Pledge

Jul31

Don’t forget that today marks the start of our 30 days of Healthy Living (30 Day Shred). Check in at the end of the day for that extra push of accountability. I have uploaded a calendar for your use. One […]

Free On-Line Budgeting Tool

Oct21

As much as I tried to complete my budgeting posts before I went out of town, I didn’t accomplish it.  I’m speaking at a blogging Conference this weekend, and knew that filling the fridge with some food for my family […]

The Dreaded “B” Word: Where Do I Start? (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct20

For me, creating a budget is pretty similar to fingers on a chalkboard, my daughter “serenading” me over and over in my ear, spending money on underwear (what a waste), committing to workout with the “30 Day Shred” for….30 days […]

Enjoying my Free Shopping – Super Swagbucks Friday

Oct15

Today is Mega Swagbucks Friday! That means it’s the best day to search on Swagbucks because they often give out higher Swagbucks just for searching! Swagbucks is just a way to search on the internet but they award you “bucks” […]

New Series: Personal Family Finance (Balancing the Budget)

Aug13

The amount of resources through out the world wide web, especially in reference to deals, saving money and personal finance is extensive. Here in my little corner of the blog world, I am one blip in the world of frugal […]

Beautifully Budgeted Bathroom Redo – Before and After

Aug1

In my mind, my home decorating skills are living large with HGTV quality, but in reality, I have put many household renovations on the back burner for years. If I spent half of the time doing, rather  than just dreaming […]

Share Your Stories…with us

Jul12

One of the things I cherish here at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam is the interaction and community that is created in my comment section, but also the stories that you email me. Every week, I receive blessings galore when I […]