• CROCHET,  FINANCE,  FOOD,  homemaking,  homeschooling,  large family logistics

    Weekly Wrap Up | June 17-23rd

    New Videos: Did you catch this week’s new videos? In Monday’s DITL, Mike and I FINALLY test drove a Ford Transit! We have been wanting to test drive some options for when we decided to replace our family. The Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter are at the top of my list, but the Sprinters are super hard to find around our area. The big decision is whether we want to save up for it or take out an loan for it. I HATE DEBT, so there’s that little hurdle… In Wednesday’s video I walked you through 10 tips for a clutter free home. As a chaos coordinator for 10,…

  • FINANCE,  FOOD

    Grocery Budget Challenge

    October is over, so I guess it’s time to share how I did on my self-inflicted grocery budget challenge!  Mike and I had fallen off the budget train while back and we wanted a fresh start so kicked it off with a budget challenge to make sure we were paying close attention to what and where we were spending. I have seen a YouTuber that love mention the $100/person per month challenge for budgeting, which for us was $1000. I began by trying to stick to $200 per week so that I would have a margin. I shopped both online (2 out of the weeks) and in store (the 2…

  • FINANCE,  grocery haul

    Budget Challenge Grocery Haul

    I LOVE a good budgeting challenge! Its so amazing how much further we can stretch a dollar when we set our minds to it! This month I have challenged to spend less than $1000 for our family of 10 for groceries, toiletries and household consumables! The challenge was presented by a YouTube video I saw that said that you CAN keep this amount at $100/person per month! So, I accepted to see how realistic it was! I will be keeping track of ALL my grocery purchases and let you know how I did at the end of October! Week one Menu: Leftovers/sandwiches Homemade pizza with salad Grilled chicken with potatoes…