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Family-Friendly Things to do in Utah Valley! (+Utah Valley Staycation itinerary!)

This summer we did things a little…different. Typically we use the summer months as the opportunity to take family vacations; to fly away for a week at a time, spend a ton of money creating memories in far away places. And while we love to travel and show our kids the world, this summer we

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Sign up for the “Back to Productivity” month-long challenge!

Holy smokes, Freebs, where the heck did summer go?? I don’t know about you, but the months flew by! (Well, the months were short, but the days were sure long though…still not sure how that works…) As mentioned on Instagram the other day, while I have thoroughly enjoyed the carefree, fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants schedule that summer brings,

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3 Summer Systems to Save your Sanity! FREE PRINTABLES included!

  Happy Summer, Freebs! *Eye twitch while double-fisting chocolate cake* Anyone else…struggle (for lack of a better word) with summer? Keeping kids entertained, being productive, and saving your sanity (and wallet!) can be a SERIOUS challenge when you’ve got a house full of kids. Have no fear, Mama J is here! Today I’m sharing my

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Fun Cheap Or Free…LIVE! We’re comin’ for ya, Arizona! Grab your FREE tickets!

Log into Twitter, call your mama, and fire off the flares… …Freebs Night Out just hit the road. That’s right! I’ve had a dream and idea for YEARS to be able to travel the country (and let’s hope the world, someday!) to visit YOU in YOUR neck of the woods. Well, thanks to an amazing

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Make-ahead FREEZER breakfasts! French toast sticks, egg muffins (+ Nana’s buttermilk syrup!)

Happy Shelf-Cook May, Freebs! Let’s be honest…who doesn’t need more quick and easy breakfast ideas in their life? And how about topping it off with delicious recipes that actually taste as good when they are make-ahead, FREEZER breakfast recipes? Now we’re talkin’. As y’all have been interested in cooking more this month (yay for shelf-cooking!)

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Kid Snacks & Lunch system! Ideas, hacks, tips, & how we do it! (…And not go broke over snacks)

The other day on Instagram I gave you a glimpse of our snack drawer, and briefly mentioned our lunch system, not thinking much about it. BOY OH BOY did you want to know more! I became flooded with questions about how we do snacks, how we save money with snacks, how we don’t get eaten

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Creative ways to reuse leftover PARTY FOOD! (Soda, chips, cake, veggies trays, and more!)

If you’ve known me for 30 seconds or longer, you know we LOVE to host parties and entertain at our house. We have learned how to entertain without breaking the bank (see loads of cheap entertaining ideas HERE) but a lingering challenge that anyone faces when throwing a party is…what the heck do you do

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All about MARRIAGE! Intimacy, fights, compromise…and all sorts of over-shares.

WARNING: This has (almost) nothing to do with finance or frugal living. And I’m going to pretend to be Dr. Phil for a hot minute. But don’t run, I promise it will be worth your time! You may or may not know that every Tuesday Bubba (my husband) and I sit down to answer your

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How much we spent on Christmas! Christmas at the Pages, 2017

“How much do you spend on Christmas gifts?” That’s a question I’m guessing doesn’t come up during casual lunchtime conversation with people. Why? Well, for one it’s very personal! Maybe you don’t want to sound cheap, or sound like you’re spoiling your kids, you don’t want to feel awkward or be put in an uncomfortable

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How we “do it all”! Schedule, routine, productivity tips galore!

Aside from frugal living and finance questions, I’d daresay the most common question I get asked is “how do you do all that you do??”, or more commonly worded, “how do you do it all“? Not going to lie, the last one makes me wince a little. While there is no such thing as doing

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