Earth is home to all of us, both plants and animals. And every year, April 22nd is a day to celebrate everything this planet does for us. There are so many things you can do to celebrate Earth Day. I’ve put together a list here for you that’s full of great ideas that are also thrifty and green.
We are a three-cat household, so we go through many cans of wet cat food each week. All these tin cans and tin can lids were just going in the recycle bin. And it got me wondering if there was a way I could reuse them. I love it when people find ways to turn what most would consider trash into something useful or beautiful. So, as usual, Pinterest got my creativity going and I decided to try making a…
Apparently, squirrel picnic tables are popular right now. I had no idea until my sister introduced me to the concept. Have you seen these adorable mini picnic tables? When I saw one, I thought it was the cutest thing! With the little squirrels sitting on the little benches and nibbling on seeds or corn on the cob. Aww! But when I saw the price for a squirrel picnic table, I decided to try to make my own. Prices ranged from…
Believe it or not- there is a simple and natural way to get rid of dandelions. In this post, I will share the one thing I do to get rid of dandelions without chemicals. In this case, that also means no soap or salt or any other mixtures or liquids you might find in other posts online. I’m talking completely natural here! Dandelions are the cockroaches of wildflowers. They’ll flourish anywhere and are really hard to eradicate. They spread at…
In this post, I will teach you how to compost in the simplest and and most affordable way possible. No expensive composting bins or intimidating and complex rules–we’re going to uncomplicate composting. You’ll see that there are only a few easy-to-follow must-do steps involved to get started. It doesn’t have to be hard. So read on, stop throwing compostable materials out with the trash, and start composting with confidence!
This post is about how my family switched our electric bill to 100% wind power and actually saved money every month on our bill.
On my one-year quitting anniversary, I reviewed our family budget, and the results proved that my efforts to budget within our new one-salary income every month was working! We didn’t dip into our savings, and we actually still saved money that first year.
Then I was able to replicate those successes in year two, despite even bigger unexpected expenses! Across those two years, we saved about $750/month.
So, in keeping with this tradition, I’m reflecting on the past year’s budgeting for our family and sharing it with you for the third time.
This project was inspired by my own unfortunate patio table accident. I was setting up our old patio table furniture outside in the spring. When I tried to put the patio umbrella through the hole in the middle of the table, I lost my footing. Because the umbrella pole was only partway in, it fell sideways. The glass top couldn’t handle the pressure and, as a result, shattered into millions of tiny pieces.
I’ve listed about 10 stellar reasons why you should use Mint for your monthly budget in this post, and it’s not an exhaustive list by any means. These are just the top 10, in my humble opinion.
Budgeting is the difference between being in charge of your money versus it being in charge of you.
Luckily, it’s never been easier or quicker to create a monthly budget, as you’ll see in this simple 5-step Mint tutorial.
This Mint tutorial will help you create your first monthly budget in less than an hour.