Minimal Christmas Decor Tour

Our yearly tradition is to put up and decorate our Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Since we’re going to be listing the house in early spring, we’ll be taking the tree down much earlier than usual so we thought we would put it up much earlier than usual. 😊 The reason we usually wait until Christmas Eve is because we celebrate Advent which is the four weeks before Christmas. So

Q&A What About Santa?

Due to the specific questions I was asked, I share a lot of unconventional aspects of my life that our family practices. Of course they’re not unconventional to us! πŸ˜ One in particular is that our Christmas celebration each year has nothing to do with Santa. Neither my parents nor Joe’s parents taught or celebrated their holidays having anything to do with this fictitious character. For my parents it was important

Homemade Hard Honey Candy Recipe

This recipe was so much fun to make! πŸ˜‹ My daughter, Helena, enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and I’m so glad she decided to try this. So if you’re looking to make some holiday candy that isn’t filled with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, table sugar, powdered sugar or any toxic chemical added for flavor and taste, you’ve come to the right recipe. And this is easily adaptable to any

Kids Budget Update

Closing Credit Cards + Kids Budget Update This post is a follow-up to the original Teaching Kids About Budgeting. In that post I explain the ins and outs of how it works so you may want to read that one first. AGES My children start simple chores at around six-years-old so I asked my youngest, who happened to be six, if he wanted to participate in earning an income and

Q&A with The Minimal Mom

Welcome back to our final video together! Dawn, from The Minimal Mom, asked if she could ask me some questions on camera and since I’m so great at answering questions on the spot … NOT, I said, “Sure!”Β πŸ˜‚Β Thank you to LouAnn (Dawn’s mom!πŸ‘‹) and Dawn for these insightful questions that ended up being a lot of fun to answer. Then toward the end, I threw in some questions for Dawn