2019 Debt-Free Goals

Welcome to the New Year! One week down and fifty-one more to go! 😁 This year, the goal is to not spend any money on take-out food. Toward the end of summer last year, I started ordering from Panera and on occasion dinner from Outback. Due to the time of year, Joe’s pay increased and so it made it easier for us to spend money on takeout. I’m guessing, for

Explaining My Daughter’s DNA Report

Felicita took the 23andme DNA test and the results were surprising! I’m so excited!!! I think I say those three words a total of four times throughout this video and for that, I’m not sorry. Because I’M SO EXCITED! I honestly didn’t think there would be any surprises because both sides of my family have all been really close with each of my parents throughout my childhood. So I thought

Getting Rid of Books

WE SHALL NOT BE ASKED WHAT WE HAVE READ,BUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE… — THOMAS E KEMPIS I did it! I finally conquered the one item that I’ve struggled to get rid of… books! And if you really want to downsize your collection, I know you can do it too! I had been influenced by someone else’s words. They convinced me that an at-home library was necessary for everyone. So

My Minimalist Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas everyone!!! We had a really fun but peaceful Christmas this year. We decided to celebrate with just us. Just “us” is dad, mom, our children and grandchild. We usually either drive for over an hour to visit with family or have extended relatives visit here with us. And although not intended, both really cause me a lot of stress. So much so that I find it difficult to

My Minimalist Monthly Meal Plan

SURPRISE GIVEAWAY! I wish I could give away the Fresh Vegetable book to everyone that leaves a comment because you all deserve to be in good health. For now it will have to be two… maybe four. Seriously, when I read some of your comments and how sick some of your family members are, it broke my heart. They need to get rid of the processed food and replace that