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…