Summer Family Fun Linky Party feature

Summer Family Fun Party 07.01.15

Welcome to this week's Summer Family Fun Party! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer’s Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you’re not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over are … [Read More...]

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My Life Plan

When you're in the trenches, it can be very hard to think beyond the present. A few years ago, we were struggling financially and I felt like our situation was hopeless. At the time, I wasn't sure how we were going to pay our monthly bills, so future plans like funding our retirement, our daughters' college education, or a lavish vacation were not … [Read More...]

Summer Family Fun Linky Party feature

Summer Family Fun Party 06.24.15

How's your summer going? We've been spending a lot of free time at the local pool, because it is so bloody hot. And we're looking forward to an upcoming camping trip and some pool parties. I hope you're staying cool and having fun so far this summer too! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer's Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this … [Read More...]

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What We ate this Week on our Budget 06.18.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I tried something new this week. I ordered our groceries online through Peapod and had them delivered to my door. It was AWESOME. Last week, I took advantage of a $20 off coupon for first time users and chose the pick up … [Read More...]

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Summer Family Fun Party 06.16.15

Hello, summer, we've been waiting all year for ya! I am joining 29 other bloggers for this summer's Family Fun party. Every Tuesday night this summer, a new linky will open for bloggers to share their amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun ideas. If you're not a blogger, leave your favorite ideas in the comments. Parents all over … [Read More...]

Lydia's Debt Free story feature

Find out how Lydia & her Husband Paid off $36,000 in Debt in 2 Years

Today's Debt Free Story is from Lydia. She blogs about living a limitless life on a limited budget at Frugal Debt Free Life. 1. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you'd like to add to give the reader an idea about your personality. I am … [Read More...]

06.12.15

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 06.12.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I tend to get a little lazy in the summer time. I throw some kind of meat on the grill and serve it with fresh fruit or a quick veggie, and call it a day. This Week's Dinners: Saturday: Grilled chicken over spinach … [Read More...]

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Our Trip to the Corning Museum of Glass

Recently we traveled with our daughters' Girl Scout troop to the Corning Museum of Glass located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in New York. Have you heard of the term, "like a bull in a china shop?" That was my first thought about taking my daughters, ages 9 & 7, to a glass museum. But this museum is very family-friendly and our … [Read More...]

06.05.15

What We Ate this Week on a Budget | 06.05.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. I do most of my shopping at Giant Foods and they just started offering the grocery delivery or pick up. You place your order online and then schedule the delivery or pick up times. There is a fee, but many of my friends have been … [Read More...]

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

My husband and I are self-employed and own a chiropractic office where he is the chiropractor and I am the business manager. To many, working with a spouse would be too difficult, but our individual strengths and weaknesses complement each other and the arrangement has worked well. However a few years ago, we found ourselves with too much debt and … [Read More...]

05.29.15

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 05.29.15

It's been a busy couple of weeks and I wasn't able to pull this together the last two Fridays, but I'm getting back on track. This series helps me stay on top of our grocery spending and currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. This Week's Dinners: Saturday: We traveled to Corning, NY to visit the Corning Museum of Glass with my … [Read More...]

Olivia feature

Find Out How Olivia & Her Husband Paid off Their Mortgage in 33 Months

Today's Debt Free Story is from Olivia. She blogs about living a fabuLESS life at Snyders Tell All. 1. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you'd like to add to give the reader an idea about your personality. Hi, my name is Olivia, and my … [Read More...]

20 Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities

20 Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities

Woo Hoo! Summer is here. Three glorious months of sunny skies, warm weather and family time. Here are 20 ideas that are family friendly, fun, and easy on the budget. My family has had fun with most of these activities locally, but a quick Google search will help you find locations and destinations near you.   Out & About 1. … [Read More...]

Explore Harrisburg PA feature

Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities in Central PA

I've teamed up with over 50 bloggers from across the United States to put together this list of budget-friendly staycation and travel ideas from different parts of the country. I'm sharing ideas for Central PA, and the rest of the list is at the bottom of this post. I am a life long resident of the great state of Pennsylvania. I grew up in the … [Read More...]

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Strawberry Mango Dessert Topping

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own. Turkey Hill Dairy is practically in my back yard and we have been eating their ice cream and drinking their teas for years. So I was really excited to be invited to work with the company to help promote a new product. Recently Turkey Hill became … [Read More...]

05.07.15

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 05.08.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. We are heading into the best time of year for produce. I bought a huge watermelon that was on sale and we had it several nights as a side dish. I picked a good one this week. A few weeks ago, I bought a cantaloupe and it was … [Read More...]

Nail Polish Marbled Flower Pots

Nail Polish Marbled Flower Pots – a kid-friendly craft

These Nail Polish Marbled Flower Pots are a super cute craft that your kids can create (with your help) to give as gifts for Mother's Day, other holidays or teachers. My daughters' Girl Scout troop decorated these flower pots and I just had to share because they turned out so well and my girls had fun making them. At first, I was little … [Read More...]