March Debt Snowball Review

Since April is now half over, I though it would be a good time to review our debt snowball for March. In February I set a goal for our family to pay down fifteen hundred dollars in debt. At the time the goal did not seem to be that ambitious. But it proved to be…

Starting Sweet Potato Slips

This year we have decide to grow as many of our favorite veggies as we can. Sweet potatoes is one of the veggies that everyone in our family loves. Starting sweet potato slips is a fairly simple way to add this family favorite to our garden. Sweet potatoes take a long time to grow and…

Tidying Under the Bathroom Sink

Tidying under the bathroom sink is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. I finally managed to get to it and I am pretty please with the results. The before and after pictures pretty much say it all! How I Tidy Under the Bathroom Sink It is easy to hide bathroom clutter…

February Financial Review

It is hard to believe it but March is already here! I wanted to do a quick February financial review before I set up March’s financial goals. If I remember correctly, in February we wanted to fully fund our baby emergency fund and begin funding the short term savings account. (Read here if you want…

Simple Plant Markers

This week we are working on getting all the seed starting done. I thought I would do a quick post on how to make simple plant markers. Where we live we are considered zone 5. It is still freezing cold outside with howling winds, but it is the perfect time to start our seeds inside….

Shorten the debt chain

This weekend when I did the month end review for January, I was excited to learn that despite all the financial hardships we experienced over the past month, we were still able to pay down $1,048 in debt! That may not seem like too much money to some people but to us it was great!…

Clutter Free Fireplace Mantle

We are learning how to pare down our home decor. One great place to start is the fireplace mantle. After Christmas decorations came down, we decided to keep it simple. Don’t get me wrong the holidays are wonderful but all the decorations can be a bit overwhelming. After all the hustle and bustle of the…

Homemade Valentine’s

Today we worked on homemade Valentine’s Day cards for my son’s class. I know it is only February 3, but we always start early. William has 24 kids in his class. That is a pretty big class for our town. And it takes William longer than other kids his age to finish tasks so we…

February Budget and Goals

Time to set our February budget and goals. With the beginning of a new month there are a few things we always think about from a financial perspective. First, reviewing the previous month and second setting a budget and goals for the new month. Financial Review of January January was a more difficult month financially…

Winter Beauty

Here at our untidy life, we are making the most of our cold snowy Sunday. I spent part of my day pouring over my Johnny’s Selected Seeds catalog dreaming about my garden and part of my day shoveling. Thank goodness for hot cocoa and warm blankets! I did manage to leave my warm cozy house…