Favorite Things Giveaway

11.28.2018 youtube

This giveaway is a huge THANK YOU to everyone who watches our videos and our way of showing how grateful we are! THANK YOU 🤗 When Dawn from The Minimal Mom asked me what my favorite things were, I was really stumped. But then I started thinking about the things I used around the house that my family and I have really benefited from and the list was born! #1 / BREVILLE JUICER ► I started with the Omega Juicer and although it’sRead More

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 LET’S GET CRAZY! 😍 Challenge #1 PAY DOWN YOUR DEBT OverRead More

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, Joe insisted we store it in the basement because weRead More

Adult Children Living At Home

11.11.2018 debt-free, youtube

 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 up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago and livedRead More

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 no, she will not be getting an Instagram account. 😁 Her sister,Read More