Author Archives: Challice

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 »

3 Things you can do to save money this month

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  October is always a very expensive month for us; I can always bet the mortgage on it. This month I decided to go on a “no spend” month and try to get ahead of the game. You know what that means right? Murphy took up residence in our home. Why is that guy always making a nuisance of himself?… Read more »

Motherhood, What I don’t regret

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As moms, we all have our regrets: That moment in anger, the moments not taken to cultivate a deeper relationship, a daily healthy meal, and the list could be endless and going on for always. But what about the things we don’t regret! Here are some things that I don’t regret doing, as a mom, and I would like to… Read more »

Silence is golden unless you are a blogger…

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The past week has been quiet here on the blog. I spent a lot of last week trying to catch up on home-school, college-school, household work, and getting the garden ready for Fall. We did manage to get a good batch into the ground. Green beans are already coming up from last weeks planting! Lettuce, Spinach, cabbage, beets, and carrots… Read more »

A Conversation with Mothers

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If we could have a cup of coffee together I would tell you that you are doing a good job.  “How do you know?” You might ask me and I would say, “Because you care. You want to be a good mom. You want to succeed with your children. Because you care, this is how I know you are doing… Read more »

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree–15 Weeks until Christmas project(s).

Guess what?! It is 15 weeks until Christmas! Now, now now, put away the tomatoes! This is a good opportunity to start planning and preparing for the joy that comes with the season. I absolutely LOVE Christmas. Gift-giving is my love language, if you will. I am so humbled and grateful for the ultimate gift given to me by the… Read more »