63 Simple Ways Our Family Saved in June

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Menu Monday #10

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Sorry this post is a bit late, I always try to share my weekly shopping trip and grocery expenses and I did not make that trip until today (Tuesday) when we returned from our holiday with family.

Menu Monday #10

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Thrifty Thursday #4

Thrifty Thursday #4

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Controlling the Chaos Days 178-208 Preparing For School

Controlling the Chaos Month 7 Preparing For SchoolControlling the Chaos  Days 178-208

This is month has been set aside to devote to preparing your home for the upcoming school year.   If you do not have school aged children you can devote it to getting your office, craft room or other area “under control”.   We have also set aside every 7 days for Weekly Maintenance and Outside Maintenance since most homes have some sort of yard or outdoor space that needs regular maintenance.

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Menu Monday #9 (& Weekly Shopping Trip)

Menu Monday Week #9

Menu Monday #9

This week’s menu and shopping were easy since we moved most of last week’s meals back a few days due to hospital/doctor visits.  As you can see the homemade chicken soup was added to this week’s list.  That would be because I had thawed my “soup bucket” and needed to consume it soon.

As a matter of fact it is in the crock pot as I type this.

Below you will find our planned menu as well as our main shopping trips.


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Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Learning To Use Essential Oils Wisely

Over the past few years as my children’s health has declined and our bodies have developed more and more food intolerances.  I have begun researching ways to cook from scratch, clean with natural products and treat with natural remedies.

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How We Earned An Extra $118.45 In May (Mostly from our couch)

How Our Family Earned and Extra $118.45 Last Month

How We Earned An Extra $118.45 in May (Mostly from our couch)

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10+ Ways We Saved in May

10+ Ways We Saved in May

10 + Ways We Saved in May

To be honest, we didn’t do a lot to save in May, due to the injury in my back.  We chose to spend a little more to make things less stressful for all of us.  We didn’t go crazy with our spending, we just didn’t strive to save as much as we normally do.

In addition to the previous ways we saved, which we often repeat each month as “good practice,” we also made the following choices to help build our savings. Read more »



Monday Menu #8

Monday Menu:  Week 8

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This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)

This Week's Grocery Shopping Trip June 2016

This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)

After a review of last month’s budget and the addition of our babysitting job I decided to upgrade the monthly grocery budget to $125/week. That is for four and a half people with varying food intolerances and limited diets. (I say half because our guest is only here 3 days a week.)

This week we spent $167+ but many of the items will be consumed over the next few weeks and our supplies (detergent, deodorant, etc… are included in a separate budget category.)


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