Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update

At the end of August I had an interesting comment from my 20 year old. He said mom, if I hadn’t already known about your plans to pay off your credit card I would not have noticed you were in save mode. In other words our lifestyle hasn’t changed much in the last 3 monthsContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – September Update”

Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

Happy September 1st! Time for the August grocery shopping update. I budgeted $400 for groceries this month because there were five weeks in August. Total spent on groceries for August $438.39 that’s $38.39 over budget. I’ll have to do better in September for sure but considering I was $60 under budget last month I stillContinue reading “Week 32-36 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries”

SAL-Project Joyce’s Rose #1

Thank you for welcoming me back Avis! I am excited to be stitching along with the group again. I really have missed it. I won’t go into too many details about the project with this post but it holds a special place in my heart. I’ll link my introduction post about it at the endContinue reading “SAL-Project Joyce’s Rose #1”

Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update

Paying off debt is stressful. Why can’t we talk about that stress more? Why is talking about our finances still taboo? Something to be hidden? Is it a shame thing? Are we are afraid we won’t measure up? Lots of questions to answer there. Again for the month of August I did not think anyContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – August Update”

Week 29-31 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

I feel so much better about how much money we spent on food this month. I really tried not to buy any more than what I bought in my regular grocery shopping trips on Sundays. We did go out a couple of times this month which I am fine with. Twice in one month isContinue reading “Week 29-31 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries”

Not Impressed with our Debt – July Update

Going into this new plan for paying off one of our credit cards I knew July and August would be the toughest months. For the month of July I did not think any farther ahead than the week I was in. Putting all of my paycheck into the credit card debt and living off theContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – July Update”

Not Impressed with our Debt – Ok I have Had Enough

Marriages and relationships are funny aren’t they? One wants one thing and the other wants something else. When you can’t agree on how to spend your money and what your goals are then that’s when debt creeps in and then of course debt causes stress, blah, blah, blah. Since January we have barely been ableContinue reading “Not Impressed with our Debt – Ok I have Had Enough”

Week 28 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries

Last week I spent $52.64 at the grocery store because I had so much left over from the week before. We ate pretty well considering none of us ever have the same schedule. The cherry cobbler I made is really easy and can be used for any summer fruit. Here’s the recipe: Sour Cherry CobblerContinue reading “Week 28 What We Ate and How Much We Spent on Groceries”

Getting Rid of our Junk Week 11-13 of 54

For week 11, I pulled a 6 and for week 12, I pulled an 8 and for week 13, I pulled a 2. When I was cleaning out the basement of all the cardboard I posted about last update I saw 6 buckets I had never used from the bakery so I put a postContinue reading “Getting Rid of our Junk Week 11-13 of 54”

One Hundred Dollars a Month

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

Gardening Nirvana

Sharing my journey in and out of the garden

The Snail of Happiness

small steps to a kinder world

Cocktails In The Library

Talking about great books while enjoying tasty libations!

Autumn Leaves & A Spring Breeze

Leading a happy and sustainable lifestyle

Midwest mattie

just living my best life in the midwest.

Sewing Beside the Sea

All things made with my needle and thread


Making and creating

Sewing Etc.

Sharing my adventures in sewing and needlearts

Debt Free Hopeful

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou


Outrageous mama saying Fuck It

The Journey to a Debt-Free Life

Reshaping your Financial Future

Cottage Garden Trio

The daily life and times of a thirty something couple and their toddler

McMuffins Gaming

From the Mind of a Gamer

Claire93's Blog

my little corner in blogland

Ever The Crafter

She, ever the crafter, kept on crafting

Emma's Craft Projects

Everyday craft inspirations

Bake. Make. Take (a trip!)

Celebrating the "funner" things in life...

Peas Romaine Calm

A simple, easy & cost effective approach to cooking!

life on less

living life with less debt