From the category archives:

Letter to the readers

Ever feel like you’re going round and round in circles? Have you ever had that feeling like there is more just outside of your reach? I don’t know about you, but I tend to get introspective twice a year: at the end of the year and as my birthday approaches. At the end of the […]



Easter is one of my favorite holidays. It is a day that we celebrate a risen Savior! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter! Source: via Lisa on Pinterest


At the end of 2011, we added a new daughter to our family.  To say that she’s been through some hard stuff would be an understatement.  And while I won’t share details (as her story is not mine to share), I will tell you that she had moved to the US from Afghanistan and was […]


One of our biggest financial struggles is medical bills.  I have Lupus and a host of other medical issues (thyroid problems, Raynaud’s disease, etc) that require lots of visits to the doctor.  With lupus, my symptoms and issues change on a regular basis which means that I regularly get poked and prodded with needles and […]


I remember the first time my husband and I sat down to create a budget. We wrote down a list of everything we spent money on (or at least everything we could think of…we found lots of other items after our first draft of our budget), came up with an estimated amount of what we […]


Source: via Julie on Pinterest


I interrupt our regular offering of deals for a bit of shameless self promotion!  I’d love it if you’d keep reading…. I’ve recently entered a contest to become a guest blogger for a year at Cheap Sally.  If I were to win the “Bring Home The Bacon” contest, it would enable me to share even […]


In the last 7 days, I’ve completed a half-marathon, attended a class reunion, watched fireworks over the ocean, slept in 4 different states, eaten meals in 7 different states, laughed til I cried, shopped til I dropped and spent some amazing time with my family. Today is our family reunion and I’m looking forward to […]


Another large credit card issuer has been hacked and I wonder what tips can you offer others to help them stay protected and ahead of the threat? Find out how to put a freeze on your accounts and how to get a totally free credit report every 12 months!