Author Archives: Challice

No Coffee Challenge, New week, Updates and all

It is a new week here on the homestead. The Sodbusters are already hard at work trying to keep the garden from being burned to death by the Summer sun, the chicken from getting heat stroke, and keeping cool ourselves by whatever means necessary.  It is hard to believe this time is going so fast. I am not accomplishing as… Read more »

How the 52 Week Money Challenge Saved the Bacon

My three year old son decided one afternoon that he would do the dishes for me. He pulled a Rubbermaid tote up to the counter and proceeded to pull the dishes out of the dish drainer. You probably already guessed the flaw in his plan but I was not fast enough to point out the fact that a Rubbermaid storage… Read more »

Married ‘Til Monday by Denise Hunter, Sodbuster Review

Excerpt from cover; With a big anniversary party in the works for his ex-wife’s parents, Ryan has just one weekend to play Abby’s husband . . . and win back the woman of his dreams. Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He’s sulked, he’s gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake…. Read more »

Marvelous Monday Madness

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Oh boy, where do I begin? This past weekend has been a whirlwind of family we haven’t seen in almost 10 years, a big 50th anniversary celebration for my in-laws, and my daughter falling off her bunk bed during a thunderstorm. Oh yeah and broke two adult teeth. I know I dangled that carrot in front of you with my… Read more »

College education, Life Insurance, and Four Things I’ve Learned

What does life insurance and college education have in common? Well, for us it became a matter of needing to provide for my family after my husband is gone. Where does obtaining college education fit in all this? Well, I knew I couldn’t squeeze the budget any more to add in life insurance monthly costs. There is nowhere else to… Read more »

So, what is there to do during the Summer?

(Drawing done by my 6yr old. I looked around one day and saw this on his desk. I can’t even draw that well.) Am I the only one that finds Summer much more busy? Everyone is out of school, everyone wants to get together typically I find myself more rushed and stressed then anything else. During the Summer months we… Read more »

A Financial Tip- Planning for Activities on a budget

I get to be a soccer mom this week. I have never been a sports mom. Ever. My daughter does ballet but beyond that, I haven’t really done the whole sports thing. Well, this year we decided to try the Basketball camp offered by the town. The times on these are weird. 11:00am-1:00. You eat before, its more time for… Read more »