How to Budget for Irregular Income

How to Budget for Irregular Income

Do you have irregular income? A few years ago, my husband owned his own business and our income was very much irregular. It took me forever to figure out how to budget for this ever-changing stream of money. Once I figured out it was all about my approach and how I applied the budgeting formula, […]

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How to Budget for Irregular Income

How to Budget for Irregular Income

Do you have irregular income? A few years ago, my husband owned his own business and our income was very much irregular. It took me forever to figure out how to budget for this ever-changing stream of money. Once I figured out it was all about my approach and how I applied the budgeting formula, […]

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How I Doubled My Instagram Followers in One Month

How I Doubled My Instagram Followers in One Month

If you follow my 2014 Goal updates, you know that Instagram has been an area of weakness for me in terms of social media. At the beginning of July, I had 283 followers and today, I have 618! I have finally been able to double my Instagram followers by implementing these five strategies. Now, I […]

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How to Budget for Irregular Income

How to Budget for Irregular Income

Do you have irregular income? A few years ago, my husband owned his own business and our income was very much irregular. It took me forever to figure out how to budget for this ever-changing stream of money. Once I figured out it was all about my approach and how I applied the budgeting formula, […]

Become the Mom You Always Wanted to Be

Become the Mom You Always Wanted to Be

Being a mom means that I am on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and work on holidays. Moms work around the clock with no pay and very little gratitude, which is the perfect breeding ground for that dreaded woman, Mommy Guilt. One of my Reading Goals for this month was to […]

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I am super excited to share with you that my long awaited workbook is almost ready for release! This workbook has been in the making for almost a year! I have poured my heart and soul into this and I am so excited that it is finally ready! If you follow me on Instagram or […]

How to Have a Better Life - The One that is NOT Sold to You

How to Have a Better Life – The One That is Not Sold to You

When moving into a new home have you ever just lay on the floor soaked up the vastness and emptiness of the room and just felt free? Have you ever run around that big empty house like a 12-year-old kid playing tag? What is it about big, new empty spaces that just feel so good? […]

How I Doubled My Instagram Followers in One Month

How I Doubled My Instagram Followers in One Month

If you follow my 2014 Goal updates, you know that Instagram has been an area of weakness for me in terms of social media. At the beginning of July, I had 283 followers and today, I have 618! I have finally been able to double my Instagram followers by implementing these five strategies. Now, I […]

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck. 3 Ways to Regain Control of Your Money

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living paycheck to paycheck is no joke and no fun. It is filled with dread, worry, and copious amounts of stress. It is a struggle to find balance in order to keep money flowing to the end of month and it is a struggle that I personally know all too well. I was once drowning […]

Budgeting Q&A Session with The Budget Mama

Budgeting Q&A Session

I’m so excited to share this video with y’all! The budgeting questions y’all submitted were awesome – including one from my best friend, who I think just wanted me to tell embarrassing stories (love you Lindz!)! Few things real quick: I’m a very animated talker so get ready to laugh at my ridiculous faces. No […]

Macaroni Casserole - Use up those leftovers and save with online coupons!

Using Up Leftovers & Saving with Online Coupons

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias  #PackedWithSavings Do you have pesky leftovers hanging around that you know you should use up? When my oldest was about a year old, I made […]

4 Tools that will Get You Organized NOW.

4 Tools that will Get You Organized NOW

If you follow me on Instagram, you have no doubt seen that my home (built in 1979) is lacking one crucial element – storage. Let me be clear, my home actually has a ton of storage space but the spaces are not efficient nor are they practical. I mean have you seen my linen closet […]

The Husband Project While On a Budget. Make Your Marriage Rock!

The Husband Project While On a Budget

Have you ever read The Husband Project*? If not, it will transform your marriage for the better. I started this project two years ago and have committed to revisiting it every year. It is an amazing way to show your hard working hubs that you love him and that he means the world to you. […]

Keep-it-Simple. Packing for Outside Playdates

Keep-it-Simple. Packing for Outside Playdates

Even though summer is ending, we still love to go to the park to play. It is the perfect way to get my crazy boys out of the house to burn off some energy….if that’s even possible. Now that Collin is about to turn one and is no longer in the baby stage, I do […]

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No Spend Challenge – Update #5

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Woo-hoo! Our July No Spend Challenge is o-v-e-r! Did you survive? I think we barely did.  This past went really well for us – we managed to control our spending and refrained from purchasing anything other than groceries or gas….until I remembered that I had not ordered the invitations for […]

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2014 Goals – Update #7

Blogging: I am excited to report that during SITS Summer of Social Love, I was able to increase my Instagram and Google + following. Although, my Google + following did not grow as much as I was hoping for, my Instagram following grew by almost 50%!! (Insert happy dance) Another blogging goal I had this summer […]

My $500 Wedding

My $500 Wedding

Yes, you read that right, our wedding was $500. Was it grand and specular? Nope, but we did not care. “The marriage lasts forever, not the wedding.” Were the words my late Grandmama told me when I vented to her about how on earth were we going to pay for a wedding. My Grandmama and […]

The No Spend Challenge

July No Spend Challenge – Update #4

Well, this week was definitely better than last week’s No Spend Challenge. Thursday, we celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary by going out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, The Melting Pot. We were lucky enough that my mama (who is freaking awesome), gave us $100 to spend on our anniversary. No joke, she […]

Maxing Out Your Savings Plan.

Maxing Out Your Savings Plan

How much are you currently saving towards your goal(s)? Is it enough? The first step to maxing out your savings plan is to look over your budget. Tally up your expenses and your income. Subtract and look at the difference. How much is there? Is it in the red, green or is it zero? The […]

Super Frugal Clean Eating Summer Gazpacho

Super Frugal Clean Eating Summer Gazpacho

Remember last week when I shared a photo of our homemade Summer Gazpacho on Instagram and Facebook? Well, I decided to share that lovely recipe (thanks to eMeals*, of course) with you because it is not only a delicious clean eating recipe but super frugal, especially if you have a backyard garden (or really kind […]

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July No Spend Challenge – Update #3

Ugh, this past week of July No Spend Challenge did not go so well. It started off with me purchasing some Fourth of July party supplies that were on clearance (that dang clearance section gets me every time). We are in the planning stage for our soon-to-be one year old’s birthday party next month. It […]

Let Financial Freedom Ring. Creative Ways to Pay Off Debt

Creative Ways to Pay Off Debt

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love Swagbucks* and that I use them a lot. I use them to score free gift cards, free clothing, and to shop for free. Now, I am using them to help pay down my debt. If you read my debt check-up post, […]

Why I Waited 2 Years to Monetize My Blog

Why I Waited 2 Years to Monetize My Blog

I started blogging two years ago with really no plan and no idea what I was doing. Last year I started to take my blog seriously and started honing my writing skills and content in order to start reaching new readers. Even with all that work, I still was not making much money blogging. I […]

The No Spend Challenge

July No Spend Challenge – Update #2

Are you joining us in our July No Spend Challenge and Financial Freedom Fridays? It is funny how during the week we do great at not spending money but as soon as the 5:00 whistle blows on Friday I swear the itch to spend money becomes almost unbearable. Thankfully, though this weekend we managed to […]

Let Financial Freedom Ring. Scoring Your Favorite Items for Free

Let Financial Freedom Ring! Scoring Your Favorite Items for Free

As part of our July No Spend Challenge and Financial Freedom Fridays, I am sharing with you how I score two of my favorite things for free – clothes and books. I have not actually paid for clothes in over a year and I have not paid for a single book since March but my […]

Mama's Night Out. Sometimes, things just don't go according to plan...

Mama’s Night Out

Oh goodness. A couple weekends ago, I had the most amazingly awesome night that I have had in a while. I went out with a group of girls that I have been best friends with since elementary, middle, and high school. We were celebrating our friend Jesseca’s upcoming nuptials with dinner, a painting class, and […]

The No Spend Challenge

July No Spend Challenge – Update #1

Well, week one of our July No Spend Challenge has ended. Were you able to determine your spending trigger(s)?   Here is how we did with our No Spend Challenge this week – not so great. My hubs did go and spend some money on “Georgia Fireworks” (the little no boom kind) for the Fourth. […]

Determining Your Spending Trigger

Let Financial Freedom Ring! Determining Your Spending Trigger Challenge

Happy Fourth of July all my fellow Americans!!! Wondering what a spending trigger is? A spending trigger is something that causes you to spend money or more money than you normally would without you even realizing out. For me, I have two spending triggers, online shopping and the clearance rack. Even the most frugal minded […]

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Making Your House a Home with Fresh Flowers

My late Grandmother used to tell me growing up that a home is not quite complete until there are fresh flowers in the house. I can remember as a child running through her sunflower field looking up at those giant stalks. I loved helping her pick flowers and arrange them in mason jars to hand […]

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2014 Goals – Update #6

Blogging: I am currently participating in the SITS Summer of Love social media challenge where each day from now until July 18th bloggers are challenged to do certain tasks on two of their social media platforms. The two platforms that I picked are Instagram and Google + in order to grow my following and have […]

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Celebrating the Fourth with #AmericasTea. The Southern Way.

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias #AmericasTea   We fly our American flags high and proud, we stop our vehicles in the middle of the road when a funeral procession drives […]

Adding Your Blog to Your Resume. Why you should do it.

What to Include on Your Blogging Resume

If you make money with your blog, guess what, it is your job. So why would you not include it on your resume? Regardless of what your profession is and how secure you are in your career, you should update your resume every six months to a year – even if you are a stay-at-home […]