October 17, 2017

It Just Doesn’t Matter What You Think…well, kind of…


Two years ago, I introduced you to my big ‘ole “Hunk O Junk.” While I thought that this blue beauty was a Good ‘enough Thing at the time, never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated that we would […]

Family Finances: Cut Up Your Credit Cards


Pay Cash: the Building Block of Financial Security Since I’m often asked asked for advise and tips on dealing with the  family budget, my biggest concern hands down is the use of credit cards. I am about cause controversy, and […]

It’s All in the Attitude


To where has October flown? I haven’t even scratched the surface of “choosing to be intentional” with our personal finances, family and every day life during these 31 Days to More to Less. Somehow living life to its fullest often […]

Decorating Your Home by Engaging the Senses


As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

My $0.25 Yard Sale Reminder


It’s no secret that I am a “professional” yard saler. It’s not really in my bio, but maybe it should be. I guess the term “professional” defines someone who makes money from that endeavor, yet I don’t make money from […]

I Can’t Do It All


Realizing that you can’t do it all frees one up to experience the moment. For two months, my plate of responsibilities has been overflowing, and as odd as it sounds, the upcoming holiday season will be a welcome reprise. I’m […]

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary – Open Your Cabinets (31 Days)


When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary […]

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


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 […]

Laugh More! Laugh Loud! (31 Days to More with Less)


One thing I have learned in my old age, is that you have to be able to laugh at yourself. We all take ourselves way too seriously, and trust me, I can get awfully serious. In the midst of talking […]

No More “Another Days” (31 Days to More with Less)


Just days after I reorganized my school room, my glass book shelf broke.  (I know…glass shelves, heavy books…not practical.) I quickly started unloading the books onto the floor, surrounding chairs, and the dining/ school room table. Some how a day […]

Take a Risk…Give Generously (31 Days to More with Less)


Take a risk…give generously. This picture of my daughter’s hands exemplifies my hearts desire – to generously open up my hands and heart to give of my resources. And not just give, but give generously.  The problem is that sometimes […]

Free Fun: What’s in Our Own Back Yard?


As the son of two WI public school teachers, my hubby’s spring break vacations included caravaning  from Green Bay, WI all the way to the beaches of Destin, Fl.  Teacher families from Green Bay would spend a glorious week soaking […]

The Asymmetrical Sweater: Frugal Fashionista


Are you new to my Frugal Fashionista series? Find out how I dress for less with designer outfits for mere pennies on the dollar. Yes, all outfits  from head to toe are less than $15, and did I mention…second hand?) […]

This is What We are Striving Towards….


How would you like to save $100,000 in fifteen years? For most of us, the thought of paying off our mortgage doesn’t hold one tiny spark of reality for the future. (Please, don’t click off because you think this isn’t […]

Choosing to… (31 Days to More with Less)


1003 – Worship from WAV Technologies on Vimeo. It’s Sunday and on this day I choose to Worship. We all worship something. Some worship money, things, people, or even our own family. Different things get put on pedestals and we […]