What I Read: December 2019

Well, I did it! I read 11 books in December, bringing my total to 121 and surpassing my total goal for the year by one. I’m a little bit more embarrassed by how few of the challenge titles I actually read from my lists in January last year. I’m determined…
Christmas Budget

Budgeting for Christmas

Tis the season for new sales every day, which makes it a great season for budgeting! Not that there’s ever a bad season for budgeting, but the holidays are definitely one time of year that can run you right off the road if you don’t go into them with a…

A Thankful Heart

Ambleside Online is one of the main tools we use in our homeschool and we love it. One of my favorite things is their section on holidays. They have an excellent list of stories and/or poems for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we have been going through the Thanksgiving poems this…
what i read october

What I Read: October 2019

Well, y’all, I am hanging in there. I ended October still two books ahead in my challenge. I’m a little intimidated by the holidays coming up–holidays can be great for reading, and they can also be death to reading. It’s just so hard to tell until the moment is upon…
grocery budget

Healthy Grocery Budget Planning

Cutting the Grocery Budget When anybody is looking to cut back on expenses, the grocery budget is usually a pretty easy place to look.  This is one of the biggest spending categories for most Americans. In my opinion, it is also the easiest area to cut expenses.  You can’t exactly…