A New Goal for 2018: Make $25 on Swagbucks Every Month

Now that my personal goals are coming along nicely, I’ve decided to add on a new goal. This post contains affiliate links. I’d like to make $25 on Swagbucks every month.  To do this, I’ll need to earn 2,200 Swagbucks every month.  I don’t even know if this is possible, since I don’t have a […]

Freezer Cooking Wrap Up: January, 2018

We finished all the freezer meals I made in September, so I took some time in the beginning of January to restock the freezer.  I ended up with 26 meals, and I still have quite a few baked goods from my mini freezer cooking session in December. This post contains affiliate links. Meals I Made […]

This and That, December 18, 2017

This week was an off week because the kids were sick, but we still had some learning time and some excitement at our house thanks to bobcat visitors! Bobcat Sighting A few days ago, we had unexpected visitors–a mama bobcat and her baby.  Our neighbors have a cat that roams the neighborhood, so when I […]

This and That, December 11, 2017

Things were a little quiet on the blog here recently because we’ve been busy, busy, busy. Colonoscopy, Oh Yeah! I finally got to schedule and have my colonoscopy.  I know colonoscopies are not that exciting for most people, but I was overjoyed to finally get this done!  Because my dad died of colon cancer in […]

A Fabulous Deal on YWAM Books

I’m not a deal blogger at all, but I do want to share good deals that our family uses when they’re available. This year, Cuddle Bug (7.5 years old) has been learning history through the YWAM Heroes of History books.  Every day I read a chapter or two to her.  Although these books are designed […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

2018 Plan: “Finding” Money for Our Trip to Michigan

Earlier this year, when life was a bit quieter, I set on a goal to “find” $750 for our trip to Michigan.  Unfortunately, we didn’t end up going to Michigan; instead, we took a four day trip to Flagstaff, Arizona and to the Grand Canyon. In 2018, I really want to make it back to […]

Grocery Report, October 12 – 25, 2017

I continue to try to find a way to eat the way we’d like for our health, stock up when prices are low, and not go over budget.  So far, I’ve not been that successful.  🙂  I don’t know if that means that $750 a month is unrealistic for our family, or if it’s just […]

Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree by Roger Campbell: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

I recently had the pleasure of reading Roger Campbell’s book, Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree: Small-Town Faith and Words of Wisdom. Roger Campbell, who passed away in 2015, was a pastor and author.  He had a syndicated weekly newspaper column for nearly 40 years, and his son has found Campbell’s over […]

Grocery Report, October 5 – 11, 2017

The kids and I stopped by Natural Grocer to get a few things when, HELLO!, I saw a sign that said all bacon, any type, was just $2.99!  Our normal bacon that costs $6.99 a package was included in this sale.  I bought 6 packages, but I’m not going to lie, next week I plan […]