5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #164

Why hello!

Long time, no type!

Well, I’m just gonna jump right in here like I haven’t been taking huge breaks from this blog for the past year and a half, ok?

So I don’t know if you’ve noticed (ha!), but the price of pretty much every single thing has gone through the roof.

Trips to the grocery store have been an adventure ever since that one big thing happened in 2020. And it’s just getting worse.

I figured the best way to do better about my spending habits is to jump back into this blog. I mean, I’ve been using this thing to help me save more money (and stay accountable to saving more money) since 2016.

And those were easy years compared to now.

March Update On Our Big Goal $100 – 100x

March Update On Our Big Goal $100 – 100x

A few weeks ago, I told you about our family’s latest BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) of saving $10,000.

This wasn’t exactly a goal we chose…rather one our old house thrust upon us. (Thanks, whoever didn’t install the windows correctly and caused all of our foundation to rot away.)


Well, after weeks of ignoring the blog again (sorry about that), I figured I owed you an update.

So here we go…


Save $10000 Fast! – Introducing $100 – 100x

Save $10000 fast using this free printable chart. It’s a save $10,000 in 3 months challenge!

So I told you I had some exciting in the works for you…but I kinda lied.

I mean, I do think it’s exciting. But it’s also coming from a place of anxiety and worry (if I’m totally honest with you).

Eh, I guess I killed the mystery using a title like Save $10,000 Fast, right?

But you guessed it…that’s our BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) for 2022.

Funny enough, my Hubby and I thought our big hairy goal of finally adding on to our house in 2021 was going to be one of those life events you can celebrate, and then you can kind of chill out for a year or so.

Addition work, still in progress.


Life literally never works that way.

Here’s the story. As we were finishing up the big part of our home addition, we discovered that parts of our house that was built in the 1950s…

(stop me if you’ve heard this one)

…had massive damage.


5 Things I’m Doing To Combat Rising Grocery Prices (And Empty Shelves)

Every trip to the grocery store these days is an adventure.

Will you be able to find your son’s favorite breakfast food?

If you find it, how much will the price have gone up since the last time you bought it?

It’s nerve racking to think about your grocery budget.

But since we can’t control the amount of food the store has, or the prices they’re going to charge, let’s try not to dwell on that.

(Unless you like panic attacks, in which case…carry on??)

Instead, I prefer to focus on doing what I can do. Here are some of the tricks I’m using to get the most out of my groceries these days.


Our Bedroom Makeover On A Budget: Before and After

This bedroom makeover on a budget from a few simple changes and $200 turned out beautifully! See the before and after photos here.

For most of our adult lives, the bedroom my Hubby and I shared has not been what you’d consider a “master bedroom”.

Really, it was like the bedroom version of a junk drawer.

“Honey, where’s this go?” “I don’t know, put it in our bedroom.” (repeat for years on end)

That’s no way to live. Especially in the room that should be your quiet escape from your 6 kids. 😉

So when we went through our big house project last year, I knew that creating a nice bedroom for us needed to be a priority.

By the time I finished up our budget bedroom makeover, even my Hubby (who doesn’t care about any of the decision making stuff) was impressed.