Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Inexpensive Meals {11.29.21}

This time of year I like to plan at least a couple meals into my menu that are super simple. This means they are inexpensive and they are easy. It helps my budget when I balance out the cost of holiday shopping and entertaining with meals like spaghetti and tacos. Simple meals can still be… Continue reading Menu Monday + Inexpensive Meals {11.29.21}

Enjoying The Journey

Comfort Classics: Miracle on 34th Street {1947 Movie Review}

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." Is there a more classic Christmas movie than Miracle on 34th Street? I make sure to watch this one during the week of Thanksgiving, and it is a treasured part of my holiday traditions. https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Street-Movie-Poster-24x36in/dp/B004E5MCIU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=miracle+on+34th+street+poster&qid=1636997850&qsid=145-7397774-2439401&s=movies-tv&sr=1-6&sres=B003C7NQZY%2CB0049OP6P2%2CB07GWF2VGH%2CB004E5MCIU%2CB000JVZ730%2CB001JKH0VM%2CB08NTVYFQ6%2CB00KK6DLHI%2CB004UX6GSS%2CB08HV56CC3%2CB004UYKHK0%2CB00KK6OHJY%2CB0015T7W9C%2CB0049UOXZA%2CB07GGM11XZ%2CB09KVGVX5T&srpt=WALL_ART Rundown: Year: 1947Starring: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwen and… Continue reading Comfort Classics: Miracle on 34th Street {1947 Movie Review}

Frugal Living · Holidays

S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Here is a food gift idea that is perfect to give to anyone - a co-worker, neighbor, teacher, pet sitter or anyone else on your list. This is what I used for my basket: Everything you need for this basket can be purchased at Dollar Tree! I put it all in a festive tin with… Continue reading S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Enjoying The Journey

Weekend Recap: A Quiet Tennessee Retreat {11.2021}

Several months ago Paul suggested that we plan a fun weekend in November. After an unusually busy season, he knew we would both need it. My Dad has a connection that helped us find a super affordable, lovely condo in the sleepy town of Crossville, Tennessee. Crossville is kind of between Nashville and Knoxville -… Continue reading Weekend Recap: A Quiet Tennessee Retreat {11.2021}

Holidays · Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu 2021: Sides and Charcuterie!

My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year and that makes everyone happy! She's been diligently planning and working ahead, and several weeks ago we all decided what dishes my sister and I would bring to the meal. Here's what I'm bringing: Cranberry Sauce - I'm making a new recipe from Southern LivingGreen Bean Casserole -… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu 2021: Sides and Charcuterie!

Faith · Holidays

Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! When you think about the upcoming holiday, what emotions fill your heart? Do you feel excitement? Fear? Loneliness? Anxiety? Gratitude? Anticipation? Worry? No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or… Continue reading Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

Frugal Living · Holidays

Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

When it comes to Christmas shopping, I have two goals: 1) Complete all shopping by December 1st, and 2) Stick to my budget of $45 or less per person. There are already a lot of gift guides that have been rolled out by our favorite bloggers and influencers, but I believe that mine stands out… Continue reading Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Saving Money on Groceries {11.1.21}

Happy Monday! One thing I think we can all agree on is the rising price of food. Grocery prices are climbing and supply is shrinking. However, there's no need to panic. There are plenty of ways to save money on groceries! I'm making an effort to cut costs in this area, especially with the extra… Continue reading Menu Monday + Saving Money on Groceries {11.1.21}