New Year resolutions were made to be broken. They have no plan, no direction and honestly, have YOU ever sought one through to the end of the year? I haven’t. However, I have made GOALS. Goals can be broken down into projects, and those projects can be broken down into tasks. You work on thoseClick to Continue »
If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you know that it’s a tradition to write a Christmas letter to you our dear readers. You also know that I’m not really that great at keeping traditions (especially in the case of decorating Christmas cookies!).
Earlier this summer, while the kids were visiting their grandparents, Mr. Crumbs and I ditched our phones and computers and fled the country on a big boat. A few months before that, I started running regularly again and started following the slow carb diet in hopes of feeling a little better about how I lookedClick to Continue »
My husband and I have a “thing” with cruises. We took one early on in our marriage, and for various reasons – like paying off debt, having kids, moving across the country and saving to buy a house in cash – we didn’t take one for 10 years. Then we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary withClick to Continue »
I’ve covered lots of different ways to save money, like how to meal plan, making a grocery budget and how to re-use food scraps. But the longer you ride the frugal train, the more you learn the intimate details of certain programs. I shared benefits of Amazon Prime that you probably don’t know about, butClick to Continue »
It’s no surprise that as a frugal food blog, the most common question I get is “How much should I spend on food?” (Which I answered in this post.) Another common question though, is “How much should my toiletries budget be?” Considering a lot of people buy their toiletries from the grocery store, it’s only fairClick to Continue »
My husband and I have been having regular budget meetings since we figured out how to cut our monthly expenses in half, nearly a decade ago. We used pencil and paper back then because smartphones hadn’t been invented yet and we didn’t have room in the budget for budgeting software. Oh the irony! This yearClick to Continue »
When my husband told me he wanted to buy a home with cash, I thought he was crazy. I clearly remember thinking, “No one in this house, is paying cash for a house. It’s impossible!” Yet here I am, 8 years later, eating crow because last month, we bought a house and paid cash.