Happy STOCKTOBER everyone! The last week of August, just before #Shelftember started, I did a grocery shopping trip. Before putting all the groceries away I thought “…this may come in handy in October, I’ll record this.” I’m so glad I did! With #Stocktober in full swing, I’ve had so many questions about how I grocery
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iiiiiiiit’s OCTOBER! I am so. dang. excited for this month. Not only because it means gobs of candy, cooler weather, and my kitchen renovation that I’ve been waiting 1.5 years for, but mostly because it’s #STOCKTOBER! What they hey-ho is #Stocktober, do you ask? In case you missed it, September was dubbed “#Shelftember“…forever known as
My family and I have been enjoying one last hurrah in Nevada, soaking up as much summer sun as possible. Don’t worry, a vlog of the trip is coming someday! I wanted to pop in quickly and share with you my YouTube video this week (I post new videos every Thursday if my carrier pigeon
Aaaahhh….DEBT. The dreaded 4-letter D-word. Whether you love it, hate it, or have no idea what it is (which, um, if you don’t now what it is, be sure to keep reading because you have a little catching up to do…) it’s a necessary part of being a grownup. *eye roll* Have no fear! Bubba
Welcome to my new series, Q&A Tuesday! Each Tuesday throughout the summer I’m going to take a money/budget/frugal living question from my blog, YouTube, or social media, and answer it live on Facebook! Then I will post it on YouTube and blog sometime later in the week…which sure makes the “Tuesday” part of Q&A Tuesday
Happy Thursday, Freebs! If the carrier pigeon never delivered the message, I’m posting new videos every Thursday over on the ol’ YouTube. This week’s is one I filmed forever ago (…caugh…APRIL…) but just had to post because it answers so many of the grocery/food questions I’ve been getting lately! I walk through a grocery
Happy summer, Freebs! As you can imagine, I get hundreds of comments, messages, and emails asking me for personal financial advice. Many of the questions are amazing, and many of them are the same! Since I can’t physically answer each one personally, I’ve decided to start a new summer series called “Q&A Tuesday”. Each
5 Years ago I sat down at my kitchen desk, turned on my computer’s (horrible quality front-facing) camera, and recorded (on impulse) my simple budgeting method; how I track my weekly budget using an envelope. Little did I know that this simple method and terrible video would be one of my most viral principles ever!
Raise your hand if you absolutely LOVE BUDGETING!! (…awkward cough…) Right. Exactly my point. I don’t really know anyone who thinks budgeting and cutting back on spending is super duper fun. No, not even me. In fact, ESPECIALLY not me. Have I found ways to get excited about it? Have I found ways to
Hello to all my new friends who might have seen me on Rachael Ray! And hello to all my existing Freebs. I’ve had lots of questions lately about good old fashioned BUDGETING (yes, the “B” word…). So today I thought I’d bust out my best, most delicious secret sauce to help you get your budget
Holy smokes, two blog posts in a row? I’m on FIRE, Freebs! I should be in bed, but I had a stroke of inspiration so I’m going to run with it for a sec. Tonight I spoke to a church group about budgeting and frugal living, as I often do. We covered many things, stopping
Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 5 kids I don’t have the time to do intricate, completed activities like I