This might sound a little surprising, but my family actually got our start with Budgeting through Minimalism! I quickly learned that Minimalism spills into every aspect of your life. It’s about decluttering and simplifying your home, your calendar, your relationships, and even your budget! There are so many benefits to living a simplified clutter-free life, and gaining financial freedom is one of them!
I wanted to share a little recap of my 2017 year. I spent most of December resting + reflecting on the amazing year that my family + I had, so I wanted to share with you my goals from the past year, my reflections, lessons learned, + of course lots of photos of my adorable babies (#momlife ...gotta show off the kids, you understand right!?!).
My hope with sharing this little recap with you is to help motivate + inspire you to know how much good much can happen in one short year!
As we come to the end of 2017 I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my favorite things that have helped me through the past year! I've included a few books that I've read, podcasts + courses that have helped me, personal development resources I've used, + a few random items that I fell in love with this year! I also wanted to shout out a few of my awesome Sunny Side Up Life Community ladies who run a business or a side hustle, as well as a few of my fellow Budgeting Bloggers! I hope that these resources are helpful to you on your own journey!
In my opinion, spending time together + having fun as a family is really the most important thing about the Holidays. The best part is that most of these family activities are either free or super budget-friendly!
Today, I want to share a few of my favorite activities for families on a budget this Christmas season.
Decorating for Christmas is one of those things that's really more of a "want" than it is a "need"...but it just makes us so dang happy that it's hard to completely skip it! Today, I want to share a few frugal Christmas decorating tips with you that helped me during my tightest budgeting Holiday Seasons!
No matter how much planning goes into your Holiday Budget or how much thought goes into your gift ideas, that can all go out the window as soon as you walk into a beautiful store at Christmas time. I've been there too friend! ...but that's not going to be us this year! Let's get you a shopping plan!
The thing about hiding from your debt is that sometimes we don't even realize that we're actually doing it. We think that the survival mode and the stress of having so much debt is just normal and that everybody lives this way, so we really don't think that it's a big deal. ...but we are in fact actually hiding from our debt. I'll share with you two quick steps on how to stop hiding from your debt!
I really want you to realize that there is no such thing as normal! It's okay to ask someone else for a guideline, but there are 5 key factors that you have to take into consideration when establishing a grocery budget. In this article, I'll share with you what these 5 factors are + how to create your own "normal" grocery budget.
I remember a few years ago, back before this whole budgeting thing was a part of my life, I remember being completely lost financially.When you're a budgeting beginner you might not really know what to think...I used to be the same way! So, in this article I'm busting 4 common myths about budgeting that I used to think were true.