Here Is How NOT To Cut Corners On A Budget

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Most of our blogs on budgeting is about savings and cutting costs. But SOMETIMES being frugal becomes a mindset that gets us stuck in a cycle money saving efforts that greatly increases our stress. Instead of focusing on budgeting, let’s take a breath and laugh at ourselves . Are you ready? Here are some of our “not best budgeting ideas” that we need to laugh about…

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15 Reasons You Should Join The #SideHustle Game

15 Reasons You Need To Start A Side Hustle Okay, I get it – you don’t have time, it may not work out, it is hard to start out, and you don’t know what to do (fix THAT issue by reading my previous blogs part 1, part 2 and part 3 for 30 suggestions on gigs/side hustles to get started with). However, I strongly believe that you SHOULD get a side hustle. Just today, I was telling my husband how blessed we are that we get to do hustle and gig work. As we talked, we came up with  OUR top 15 reasons we love the side hustle life –

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8 More Side Jobs To Give You Financial Freedom… (and all of them include working with kids!)

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It’s Christmas evening, and we have ended our festivities for another year. It was another beautiful and memory making Christmas, we got wonderful presents and spent time with the ones we love the most. But it is evening now, so my husband is out working his ride-share gig job while I work writing gig from the computer. As you have seen, we have a love for side work – it brings financial independence or fills in the gaps on tight months, it can be worked around our schedules and the income is directly related to how hard or how little you work. Do need a refresher for part 1 and part 2? Just click here part 1 and here for part 2.

Let’s look for extra income jobs for those who: Need a job that works around kid’s school schedule. Here are my favorite options –

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4 Tips to Make The Money Talks As Easy As Getting Fast Food For Dinner!

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Money… the lack of it, the way it is spent, stressing over, working 40+ hours a week for it. And if you are trying to do life with a spouse, well, then it is double the trouble as you try to do this whole money thing together. Seriously, you know that money is the #1 reason for divorce in America, no wonder it feels like you are trying to pull a lion’s teeth every time you try to talk about it. So let’s find a better way to do this, let’s pretend budget conversations are like eating dinner.

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Let’s Talk Boundaries

Let's Talk Boundaries

Let’s Talk Boundaries – 3 ways to help you focus on your priorities!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t written a new blog post lately, I’m not sure, but it seems to be something to do with being pregnant. See, baby is convinced that writing is boring and being a world-class baby gymnast is better. Baby’s energy (and prego hormones!) is making this mommy tired and unable to write as fluently as before. So, let’s see if I (and baby!) can get some juices flowing and write about something that has been on my mind lately…

Sooooo… let’s talk about…

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How (And WHY) I Threw Out 4 Bags Of Clutter From My Kitchen…

How and Why I Threw Away 4 Trash Bags of Clutter From My Kitchen!

Minimalism In The Kitchen Brings Peace

How I managed to have this much clutter in my kitchen, I will never know. And I didn’t get through the dishes/utensils. What I worked through was the food cabinet, the spice cabinet, the tea cabinet, the coffee cup cabinet and the 3 cabinets that are basically kitchen junk cabinets. 4 bags of trash. 4 bags of wasted space. 4 bags of unneeded stuff. FOUR. BAGS.OF. TRASH… FROM. MY. KITCHEN. CABINETS. Continue reading

Heart Talk – Craving Daily Peace and Gratitude…

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Stress. Fatigue. Restlessness. Sickness. Fear. When I am feeling and dealing with these things, it is usually because I am not experiencing peace and gratitude in my life. Let’s talk about how I’m working on changing that.

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The Emotions That Prevent Change

 

ending stuff and people clutter by knowing the emotions behind them.

The Emotions That Prevent Change: The reasons we hold onto things and relationships longer than we should

The Emotions That Prevent Change: Why We Hold Onto Things and People Longer Than We Should

It is hard work to go through change. We all have to go through it, and if we are focused on personal growth, we are going to go through change more often.

As I move toward minimalism, I have had to work through a lot of emotions that I didn’t realize were holding me back and keeping me within the confines of clutter, stress, ‘have-to’ and allowing toxicity in my life.

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A Minimalist Fridge… Stress-Free Living in the Kitchen.

A clean fridge means less stress

Simple, stress-free tips to help you find balance and enjoyment in cooking.

I always felt I should make elaborate meals. And then… I would get so stressed and upset when Henry wouldn’t eat them. I grew up eating 3 sit-down meals a day, 3 complete meals with protein, starch/carbohydrates and vegetables. Sometimes a dessert and fruit too. So, this is how I tried to handle food in our house for 2 years. HOWEVER, I stressed so much over how I ‘should’ be cooking that I HATED cooking. HATED the kitchen. HATED shopping for us. HATED planning meals. HATED anything to do with food. I was wasting time and energy AND money trying to keep up with the cooking and planning. Who is with me on this?

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How To Create A Chore List That Actually Works (AND saves you time and energy!)

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Yes, you read that right…. A chore list that works and saves you time. See, I work 11 hours a day, plus have about a 40-minute commute. Run the time for that – I eat dinner around 9:30 pm and only have a few minutes to clean my house or to take care of any of the chores. A few years ago, when I was getting my master’s degree, I came up with methods to make chores, cooking and house responsibilities less time consuming and easier to deal with.

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