Splurge On Grocery Shopping to Ultimately Save

Splurge on Some Things To Save Overall

Over the years I have developed some strategies that help me to save on my grocery budget while still allowing room to splurge on a few things that help  me create the kind of lifestyle I want. If you consider the percentage of our income that is spent on food, it's easy to see how making just a few minor tweaks can really save us a lot of money overall.  Read on to see how I have done just that.

Tips to Budget and Buy for Christmas

I may sound cliche when I say that Christmas is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", but for me it truly is. I love the decorations, music, delicious food, social gatherings and the overall focus on looking outward to uplift and brighten other peoples lives.

What I don't love is stressing out over what to buy for people, wrestling with the holiday crowd or how to pay for everything without going broke.

Flourish Right Now

I love to work in my garden and watch my plants as they flourish (grow in a healthy and favorable way) and bloom in the rich soil. Unfortunately in our lives we don't always have those ideal situations to grow and stretch the way that we'd like to.

Today I am going to share some ways to tweak the way that you think about your circumstances so that you can truly flourish wherever you are at in your journey, whether you have arrived at your ultimate destination or not or whether your surroundings seem ideal for growth.

Stay Calm-One Tip You Can Start Right Now

After a day like I had yesterday, it is good to know that I have tools that help me to stay calm during chaotic moments, days or months in my life. I had to spend half of my day at the doctor and in between that I was taking care of my kids and trying to stay on top of homework, extracurricular activities, household chores, dinner and getting my own raging headache under control.

Goal Setting- SImplified

Why Is Goal Setting a Thing?

Does it seem like everywhere you turn, people are talking about goal setting? Does it seem overwhelming or like it's something you shouldn't be bothered with? I think that it is if you have a goal that you have been longing for, dreaming about, and secretly holding on to. For some it may be to get out of debt, lose weight, write a book, get a degree, learn an instrument, or have a picture perfect space to call your own.  Whatever IT is, the same principles apply for goal setting and achieving the desired end result.


Minimalism-How to Make Less Work for YOU

Minimalism-How to Make Less Work

I know I have heard a lot about minimalism the last few years. We have all heard the age old adage that we are making it harder than we need to. When it comes down to it, what does that really mean?

It took me MANY years of parenting before I really began to understand how I was not helping myself out any and that often I WAS complicating things and making more work than was necessary.

Only now am I even learning how to get a handle on some things that have consumed and overwhelmed me for years. 

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

What to do when you take one step forward and two steps back

I have yet to meet a person who says, "I really love to be sick!" I dislike being sick for more than the obvious discomforts that follow. The biggest reasons that I hate to get sick are that one) people are relying upon me and I don't like to let them down and two) I always seem to get sick right after I have made some progress in some area of my life and then suddenly I have to take two steps back!

Before You Judge a Book by its Cover

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

You have probably heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" Today I want to talk about how that saying applies to how we should approach each other in our daily lives.

I have learned over and over again the importance of not trying to judge a book by its cover. I can't possibly recount all the times that I have made assumptions about people and then found out that they were completely and totally wrong.