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Thrifty Thursday :: Auto Savings


When trying to get out of debt, you weigh the importance of everything. One of those things for us was the second car. We weren’t sure if it was a necessity for our family. I usually don’t need it, but Jonathan does work some odd hours. It is nice having that second…

Dakota City


Last Friday we visited Dakota City. It is a little village made up of some old buildings at the county fairgrounds. They were having Harvest Moon Festival and we decided to check it out.



In-Style In-Boxes – Family Fun : I love it when organizing, frugality, and style come together. The Family Tablecloth – She Wears Many Hats : This looks like such a fun family tradition and memory maker. What is God Sovereign Over? – Justin Taylor : I love the sovereignty of God. It…

We’re Coming Out of Hiding on Halloween


Since we’ve had kids, we’ve had to make a lot of decisions. Who should be their doctor, teacher, babysitter. What books they should read and movies they can see. What food to let them eat or make them eat. How and where to celebrate holidays. One of those holidays is Halloween.

Thrifty Thursday :: Extra Income


When we first saw the amount of our debt, we didn’t know how we would be able to pay even our minimum payment. Even after making some changes at home, our budget was still pretty tight.



Homemade Cream of Something Soup – Once a Month Mom : If you don’t like the “unknown” ingredients in the canned soup, here’s how to make your own. Battle Discontent with Thankfulness – Grace Full Mama : Great tips on how to choose to be content. Don’t Like Reading? Read…

Wisdom of a 6 Year Old


I burned my bagel this morning. It wasn’t black all the way, so I decided to eat it. Lydia said, “Your still going to eat that?”

Thrifty Thursday :: Don’t Buy Stuff


This SNL skit is priceless. Last week’s Thrifty Thursday

Beautiful Botany


My husband, who’s exceptionally talented, made this short video clip from our field trip to the conservatory. Enjoy!



Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup – The Pioneer Woman : I saw this recipe and thought it looked great, but I didn’t know if my husband would go for it. I showed it to him and he said he’d had it before and it was great. I guess I know what we’re adding…