July Goal Setting


Hi friends! I'm here today with some goals for July. This will be a busy month for me as my fiance and I are moving 400+ miles north to our home state of Massachusetts. We've got a preliminary trip up over the 4th of July weekend (hello, traffic!) and then the last weekend we'll be loading everything else we own…

One Month to Minimalism Challenge


Minimalism hasn't always been attractive to me. I grew up very worried about money, and I used to dream about  having enough to buy a huge house and fill it up with things - a collection of designer purses, 40 piece copper cookware sets, clothes that I would only wear on cruise ships, and a library of a thousand books.…

June 25th – Sunday Meal Planning


Happy Sunday friends! As you may know, we're planning a move in about a month, so I'm focused on starting to empty our cupboards of those stray canned beans, bags of lentils, pastas, breadcrumbs, and miscellaneous things we've stocked up on in our time here. This week, we had a lot of what we needed already, so our grocery bill…

Save Money On These 4 Grocery Staples


It it SO easy to go broke at the grocery store buying expensive, processed foods. I feel like I could triple my current grocery spending if I wan't paying attention. When we first moved to D.C. Walt had trouble finding a job right away, so I had to get pretty crafty to feed us both on my income alone. I…

June 18th – Sunday Meal Planning


I'm thinking I'll share a weekly budget-friendly dinner plan that my fiance and I use. This week we have: Monday : Lentil Burgers - ~ $8 Tuesday: Frozen Pizza - $6 Wednesday: Date night at the farmer's market - $28 Thursday: Broccoli Risotto - ~$10 Friday: Pasta with veggies (TBD based on what's at the market!) - $9 Total for…