Minimal Spend Christmas Challenge

Hello Everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your Thanksgiving with family and friends because I’m about to throw a HUGE idea at you. What would happen if you gave less gifts to the people on your list? What would happen if you only gave one gift? What would happen if you re-gifted or made the gifts? What would happen if you didn’t give ANY gifts at all? Sound crazy? SO

Getting Rid Of Furniture

 If I could live in an almost empty room, I WOULD. AND, I would be happy. That second sentence is more important than the first. Living minimally makes me happy. I don’t have paper clutter, a large wardrobe, lots of house decor, pictures on every end table or in some cases, even an end table. 😁 But I DO have furniture. Whenever we realized we didn’t need a piece of furniture,

Adult Children Living At Home

 If you’ve read my about page, then you know that I have ten children. Five of which are adults and four of which live at home. Our adult children range in age from almost 18-years-old to almost 26-years-old. Because my husband and I had a very different upbringing, we didn’t at first agree with how we were going to handle the living situation with our adult children. Joe grew

How We Paid Off $11,000 In 7 Months

 DEBT PAID is such an awesome feeling!!! Better than ever charging anything on a credit card. In fact I actually felt the opposite when I spent on a credit card. I would walk out of clothing stores after spending too much money with an awful ache in the pit of my stomach. I know there are some out there who find spending a thrill. This is NOT me. I

A Fun Day With Francesca

 Last week Francesca had heard me discussing with Joe how I was struggling to film and she immediately said, “Don’t worry Mom, I got this. I’ll film!” 😂 So she grabbed the old Sony video cam and headed out the door. It made me so happy that I started to cry. Of course! 😭 I didn’t know what she planned on filming but knowing Francesca, I knew it would be fun. And