Do the Changing Seasons Affect Your Budget?

seasonsThe changing of the seasons can sometimes mean huge changes to your monthly budget and utilities. At least, that’s how it works for my family.  As soon as I get used to whatever spending pattern we’re in, it’s time to change things up and get used to a whole new season once again.

I guess that’s the price I pay for living in Indiana, right?  Here’s how each season plays out on our budget and how we try to keep it in check: [Read more…]

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Our Frugal Yard Remodel

DSCF3355Good morning, party people.  I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaackkk. 

I know, I know.  You missed me, and it’s totally understandable.  The good news is, we enjoyed our vacation in Florida and returned home rejuvenated and refreshed.  As usual, going on vacation gave us time to brainstorm all kinds of ideas on how to save money (and make more money, of course).  It was awesome. [Read more…]

Adventures in House Hunting

Our Current Home

Our Current Home

In case you aren’t up-to-date with the chaos that is currently my life, I’ll give you the short story.  Basically, Greg quit his mortuary job in June to try a career in sales.  He hated it and decided that a career in the mortuary business wasn’t so bad after all.  Fortunately, he was quickly offered a new job at the mortuary where he did his internship 7 years ago.  Unfortunately, we have to move. [Read more…]

Making a House a Home

 

Making a House a HomeTransforming a house into a warm and cosy home is not just about the right wall colour or a perfectly symmetrical furniture. It involves a lot more.  The right décor, lighting, and flooring can really make a house feel like a home. However, each of these things needs to be coordinated well. Here are a few simple ways through which you can turn your house into a warm and inviting place where you truly feel at home. [Read more…]