If you’ve been around here long, you know I want you out of debt. I don’t want you to reduce your debt – I want it gone. And we’re not talking about “eventually,” but ASAP. You also probably know I’m a huge Dave Ramsey fan. The man is a no-nonsense debt assassin. He keeps it simple and to the point so you can get started immediately on what he says to do. While I disagree with him on a few minor points, one where I am in lockstep with him is his advice to use the debt snowball. Today I’ll talk about why that’s the best and fastest way to get out of debt.Continue reading
Hi there, It’s Angela from Grocery Shrink. Thanks, Stacy, for inviting me to be a guest blogger today!
Sticking to a tight budget while under a lot of stress is crazy hard, but not impossible. Ask me how I know! Two years ago we were living in a small house with 6 children. I loved our house with it’s fun wrap porch, but our 4 boys needed to share a room, with our 2 girls in the other one. Our kitchen area was so small that my husband or I stood to eat so everyone else could have a seat at the table. We had been house shopping for awhile, but with our small budget, not much was coming up that was bigger.
Last year, starting in September, I did a fun little exercise on Facebook where each day I gave you a frugal Christmas gift idea and, where possible, a tutorial to make sure you could take the idea and run with it. Since when I started there were roughly 100 days until the big 12/25, I named it, “100 Days of Frugal Christmas Gifts” (I’m just super creative like that). Many of you asked me if there was a single place you could get all 100 of those ideas in a nice neat little package. Then after you survived Christmas, you probably forgot all about it.
So here we are, itching for Spring and you’re probably sick to death of the thought of working on Christmas stuff for 2014, but I didn’t forget you and heck, why wait until September to deliver!? As promised, I’ve compiled all 100 of those projects into a cute little eBook, also creatively named 100 days of Frugal Christmas Gifts. Continue reading
These might be one of the best things that have come from my kitchen. I realize that the more I say that, the more I lose my credibility. Maybe it’s just because I love food so much – so everything is goooooooooooooooooooood to me. But, I’ve even tried this recipe on a few friends and it passes the test every time. One of my very good friends has to freeze half the batch so she doesn’t eat them all herself – I would have that same problem if I didn’t have two little ones with sticky fingers.
These are full of great, nutritious foods that will start your day off right. And what’s better than saying “Come on kids! I made cookies for breakfast!” This batch makes four large cookies – which will feed me and my two youngsters. However, I do serve them with smoothies and fruit. If I didn’t, I know I WOULD eat all four. Feel free to make the cookies smaller – I just like big cookies. Go big or go home. Continue reading
Barry and I put together a little video for you all about how I make dairy kefir. I’ve written about it several times, but sometimes it’s just easier to see things instead of read them. I hope you find this video helpful. Please holler at me if you have any questions. I’ll put some resources below for you via other posts I have written. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothies (my favorite smoothie of all time!)
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