Strategies Our Family of 5 Used to Save Over $1,000 a Month and work less

Strategies Our Family of 5 Used to Save Over $1,000 a Month and work less

Currently in America, the average debt is $67,900. This debt does include mortgage debt, which isn’t an uncommon debt to have. While it is common, my family and I are currently on a mission to erase all debt, including our mortgage from our lives. In less than 2 years we have been able to get wise with our finances and create over an extra $1,000 a month while gradually working less and less. I’m going to share the strategies our family of 5 used to make this happen and what you can do to get started saving.

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bark

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bark

I’m trying crazy hard to start only buying fruits that are in season; as much as I would love to eat strawberries all year long. This feels super hard until I realize pomegranates are in season!! Whoop, whoop! Also seasonal: my desire to eat everything in sight. It seems like everywhere I look there are sugar cookies, chocolate covered pretzels and other treats…most of which I can’t indulge in thanks to that good ‘ol gluten intolerance. When I think about it, that’s probably a good thing! After I popped these pomegranates into my cart, I knew I needed some dark chocolate to go along with it. Here’s the final result.

How to Start Running Your Own Business: the Best Tips from Successful Female Entrepreneurs

How to Start Running Your Own Business: the Best Tips from Successful Female Entrepreneurs

There has been a serious explosion of entrepreneurship and I am loving it. A huge movement of power, goal setting and success is currently taking place and taking everyone along for the ride. From huge success stories to that of Chip and Joanna Gaines, to those people taking their talents and opening their own Etsy stores. Success takes serious commitment; author Angela Buckworth even took the time to study just what it is that makes people who succeed different from those who don’t. She write all about it in her book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Today I want to take a look at specifically what women are doing to stand out in the wide world of business, how they are turning their passions into paychecks and what struggles they went through to get there.

Minimalist Christmas List: The Best Six Gifts for Kids for Lasting Joy.

Today I have an awesome guest post for you from Stephanie with Mama Minimalist. She and I share a lot of similar beliefs when it comes to our kids and the Christmas season and she has some great things to consider before wrapping all your presents this year!

Minimalist Christmas List: The Best Six Gifts for Kids for Lasting Joy.

Bare feet pitter pattering down the hall. Pig piles in Mommy and Daddy’s bed, then bear hugs and wet smooches. High-pitched squeals and cheeky grins – all amidst the backdrop of a twinkling Christmas tree, no less. These are what parents’ dreams are made of.

Sweet Potato Cakes with Spicy Aioli Ketchup

When I first started eating vegan, chickpea patties were one of my favorite things to make. Of course, eating vegan didn’t work for me; but I still prefer to eat as little meat as possible. Eating vegan also taught me to love sweet potatoes with spice. Lately I got to thinking, why not combine these two loves into one awesome patty? Plus a good dairy free aioli…ya gotta have aioli…right? Check out the recipe that even my kiddos gobbled down. Don’t worry, I’ve given you the option to kick up the spice a bit.