Clean Out – Cash In

I am a huge fan of yard sales – both organizing my own and attending other people’s. As soon as the snow quits flying in Minnesota, the women in my family set a date for our annual yard sale and start compiling our list of citywide sales we don’t want to miss. We are...

Cut Your Grocery Bill Just By Planning Ahead

Every year I rework out budget. Last year I realized that after our tithe and mortgage, our grocery budget was the biggest expense. With a family of four, I saw this as a challenge to cut our grocery budget by 25%. Now I know all about those “crazy coupon people” who...

DIY Easter Tree – Quick, Cheap, and Easy

I’m not terribly crafty, but I do enjoy an occasional craft, especially the easy ones. I like projects that can be completed in less than an hour and don’t require a trip to the craft store. And this Do-it-Yourself Easter Tree idea fits well within my crafty...

Magnificent Meatballs

On New Year’s Day I decided to work towards adding simplicity to my life. As I thought about how to do that it occurred to me that it might actually be easier to plan out my meals in advance rather than going into a full-on panic every afternoon at 4:00. And yes, I do...

Reframing Words — An Easy DIY

I am not a big decorator of all-things-Valentine. In fact, many would be surprised to find out that I rarely decorate for any of the holidays beyond Christmas (of COURSE I decorate for that season…my kids would do it if I didn’t…scratch that…in recent years, they have...

DIY: Transforming T-Shirts Into Scarves

I have a confession to make. It’s costing me money, cluttering up my life, and making me question my validity as a homemaker. Here it is: I’m a spiller. You give me a new shirt, and I will find a way to immediately make a good-sized stain on it. I’m also an...