Grocery Hauls

Sunday Grocery Shopping

My budget for grocery shopping is around $120 a week. We just got home from Walmart and our shopping trip this time… $172.67! What the heck happened?! That’s a great question. I just spent the last 20 minutes reviewing the receipt. The first thing I do is double check the price on everything- making sure […]

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The Wedding Series

Wedding Planning

Welcome to the first post of the Wedding Series! First things first, let me tell you all that I did not hire a wedding planner. Everything I’m doing, I’m planning on my own. All by yourself? Well, I do have a maid of honor! But we’ve decided to keep this a very small wedding. Our […]

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Grocery Hauls

My Grocery Budget

We are a family of 5. There are 3 adults and 2 teenagers. As I mentioned in a previous post, “The World’s Pickiest Eaters” we have such a hard time finding new meals to eat, so our meal plans are usually very similar. This makes for a fairly consistent grocery budget. Love that! The past […]

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How my Blog Affects my Full Time Job

I started this whole blog thing only about a week ago. Since then I’ve been writing and writing and trying to develop more and more content so I can show my readers what it is that I want to do with frugal living tips, budgeting ideas, and money saving strategies. This has all been in […]

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Balancing Work and Life

Everywhere you turn you keep hearing about this Work Life Balance thing. From what I’ve read about it, there is supposed to be this shift everyday between what goes on at work and what goes on at home. What does your Work Life Balance look like? Let me tell you about a typical day for […]

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The World’s Pickiest Eaters

In this house, we have the world’s pickiest eaters! I will eat just about anything which means that I hardly have an opinion of what to eat (Yes, this almost makes me picky by default because I’m NOT picky, thus completely indecisive). Michael only eats plain cheeseburgers with french fries, chicken strips, rice-a-roni, and buffalo […]

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The Wedding Series

The Wedding Series

As I have mentioned now, more than a few times, I have a fiancé named Michael. Fiancé means… We’re getting married! After spending the last 9 years of our lives together, we’ve finally decided to tie the knot. Though we have only been planning for the past 7 months, and we only have another 2 […]

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How to Set Goals

I am all about setting goals. I love goals. I love setting goals to create lists of goals… it’s really an odd cycle. I set goals for every month. I love the challenge of completing a “30 things in 30 days” goal list. This could almost be considered a “mini bucket list” But having so […]

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My Current Income

Why in the world would I want to post my current income? For a blog about budgeting, saving, and trying to reach a specific monetary goal, I wanted to be sure that you all know how much I currently make at my regular full time job. Blogging is what I use as a way for […]

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Why I Love Excel

I use Excel for EVERYTHING! I use it to sort data, analyze charts, create spreadsheets, templates and more. For work I use it for sign in sheets for events, to create my daily reports, to analyze show rates for different functions, etc. What else can you use it for? Budgeting. You can create a spreadsheet […]

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