Author Archives: Challice

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 14

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I thought this was fitting to follow my previous post. Finding a food co-op in your area can help save you quite a bit of money, especially if you want to buy some of the more specialty flours for gluten-free baking. Azure Standard is the one we locally use. Generally you can put the word out among your local ears… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 13

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One of the common statements I get about being gluten-free is how expensive it is. If you are trying to replace everything you have been eating in the past with the gluten-free option, I quite agree with you! Gluten-free chicken nuggets are expensive; boxed cookie mixes are very expensive. However, if you rethink the way you are eating and making… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 12

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Making a budget is not a once and you are done kind of thing. Often times it needs to be re-accessed every 3-6 months. Things can change quickly and amounts need to be re-adjusted, family habits change, and so on. You can actually waste money by not keeping an updated budget. It is very important that you know where your… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 9

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We have all heard the saying, “When you leave the room, turn off the lights”; according to one source, “if you look at it one way, you could have an hourly wage of $35.88 by taking a couple minutes to ensure the lights are off” (paraphrased). That being said, lets look at it from a different angle. What if you… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 7 & 8

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Both of these kind of work together so I’m combining into one post. Day 7- Skip buying Miracle Grow and make your own. Composting is so easy. I have a small container on my kitchen counter that we empty almost nightly, onto a bigger pile outside in a designated area. Composting is so easy. We add our kitchen scraps (mainly… Read more »

Parenting from the Shopping Cart

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(My favorite “parenting” book) Grocery shopping with little’s are the pits. They are hungry, they have to stay by the cart, they are trapped by all the colorful items that they can’t touch and play with. But sometimes you don’t have a choice but to take them. Parenting is so much fun to watch and judge when you are grocery… Read more »

365 Ways You Can Save Money- Day 4

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Food is one of the biggest ways of American’s waste. The Washington Times reported that Americans waste food more than any other resource, and another source stated that we waste up to 40% of our food. Strangely enough, most people would say that groceries are one of their biggest money pits. One way you can save money is by watching… Read more »

A New month, Financial Update, and a New Series

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Wow. Where has this month flown? A “short” recap of what has been going on: We started the first of January with $0 for our Emergency Fund– we had used it all up in previous months due to, well, emergencies! Our space heater broke, and we need one for the bathroom especially in winter time (it gets 20F in there… Read more »

Kindle Freebies for January 21

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I found quite a few free Christian fiction for Kindle and thought I would share. Let’s stretch that budget further!  Prices subject to change at Amazon’s discretion.                       Over Her Head Chance Adventure Cross My Heart                     Never Say Never Forever… Read more »

2 Week menu plan with recipe links

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(Knock Knock All Out Of Note Pad with Magnet- help with your grocery shopping! Affil. link.) I am trying to keep our grocery budget to $75 per week this month so I am coming up with detailed menu plan using what I have in the freezer and pantry. I use moneysavingmom’s menu sheets to help with my menu plan. We… Read more »