Ah, grocery shopping. It’s one of the most despised tasks in most families, because it means screaming kids and spending money that you just don’t have. While I can’t help out with the former (sorry, mama), I can offer some suggestions for the latter. Over the past few years, through some trial and error, I have learned how to grocery shop effectively and spend my money in the wisest way possible. To try to save you some financial heartache, I now want to offer you my top solutions for how to grocery shop: on a budget!
Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, and of course you want it to be as beautiful as possible! But believe me, a beautiful wedding doesn’t have to mean going into debt! When Caleb and I got married in March 2016, we spent under $3,000 on our wedding, and that included EVERYTHING from clothes to flowers to invitations. I’m here to tell you, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget! To make that happen, first you have to prioritize. From my own experience, I want to share with you 3 big things to splurge and save on for your dream wedding!
This post is sponsored by Wild Cedar Co. All opinions are mine alone. 🙂
When you’re expecting a baby, the nursery quickly becomes one of your favorite places in your home. It’s a place to prepare for your little one, to decorate, to dream. Will she want it painted pink someday? Will he fill the bookshelves with cars and robots? It’s such a special place, the room where your little one will grow. I want our nursery to be special for our baby girl, but I’d also like to be able to afford our mortgage. 😉 Let’s look together at some tips for decorating a nursery: on a budget! (And get a peek at OUR nursery!)
I’ll be the first to admit that I LOVE vacations, but I’m also the biggest stickler about not breaking the bank! So how do I reconcile the two? We vacation on a budget! My family always vacationed on a budget, and it’s something that Caleb and I have taken on, as well. And believe me, even on a budget, we still have FANTASTIC vacations! If you’re needing some tips on how to vacation without going broke, scroll on down to see how to plan an AWESOME family vacation: on a budget!
Pregnancy is an absolute blessing! There is a precious little life growing inside your body and you get the joy of feeling kicks and flips and hiccups. It is the most joyous of occasions. But you know what’s not so joyous? Spending $45 on a pair of maternity jeans that you’ll wear for approximately 4 months. But with that ever-growing belly, do you have another option? YES! Maternity clothes can be expensive, but not if you know the right places to shop! Keep reading to find out my top 9 places to buy cheap maternity clothes!
At the beginning of 2016, I created an insane challenge for myself: go 365 days without buying clothes (although technically, it was 366 since it was a leap year. Bonus points.). As I’ve said before, I’m not a new year’s resolutions kind of person, and I don’t generally create challenges like this for myself. I like myself the way I am, and unless God makes it clear as day, I don’t see a need for big changes in my life. So why did I go 365 days without buying clothes? How did I do it? What did I learn? Keep reading for those answers!
This post is sponsored by The Morrell Tale Design. All opinions are mine alone. 🙂
I love Christmas! There are not enough songs and emojis and happy words to describe the joy in my heart during this sweet season. Christ has come to redeem us, and my heart is so full. Though I love literally everything about Christmastime, one of my favorite things is decorating! Lights on the house, ornaments on the tree, nativities everywhere you turn; it is just simply magical. But many of you are like me, which means you’re on a budget and can’t go spend hundreds of dollars at Hobby Lobby to deck out your house for the holiday season. But as the angel said to Joseph, “Fear not!” 😉 It is absolutely possible to transform your home for the holidays, even when you’re on a budget!
Winter is hard on our budget, to say the least. Whether you depend on electricity or gas for your heat, chances are your heating bills are through the roof. Paying a ridiculous amount for heat drives me crazy, but so does living in a cold house. So what do I do? I find alternative ways to stay warm! If you’re looking to lower your heating bill without freezing to death, try these 7 ways to stay warm without raising your heating bill. 🙂
My husband is self-employed and I am a homemaker. When we got married, we set a budget, and we have to stick to it every month. Not only is it vital for our survival, but it’s important to us. We believe serving God with our whole hearts includes being wise with where our money goes. That includes making smart purchases, but it also includes NOT making purchases sometimes. Are you trying to stay on budget but still struggling? Stop buying these things! They help us to stay on budget! 🙂
Everybody wants to make more money these days, amirite? I totally get it, and I’m in the same boat with you! We just bought our first house and found out we’re pregnant, so we definitely understand being a little tight financially! 😉 There’s soooo much information on the Internet these days about making extra money, and a lot of that centers around blogging. That’s great, but most of us aren’t going to make a six-figure income off our blogs (let’s just be real). But, never fear! There are other ways! Today, I’ve got 6 simple ways to earn extra money online!