• Simple Living

    At Home Workouts To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    While I’m not usually one to make New Year’s resolutions, I do understand the desire to have a fresh start with some new intentions as the calendar changes over. This year I’m wanting to focus on getting healthier and that means exercising more. It’s been especially highlighted this year since the pandemic has kept me at home more. Working out for you might be with the intention to lose weight, to build muscle, or to improve your overall health. If you’re like me and you’re starting from scratch, my list in this post are all easy, equipment free workouts for you to try. As an added bonus, all of these…

  • Flashfood Inspirations

    Flashfood: Freezer Meals

    Freezer Meals I had a wonderful, simple-sounding idea to make a 5-10 bagged uncooked freezer meals in an afternoon (with some reasonably priced components purchased through Flashfood) that I could pop into the slow cooker to make dinner preparation time in the late afternoon less of a bottleneck in our house. I was finding that the little people (and sometimes big people!) were often tired and hungry at the end of the day and I was finding it difficult to spend a lot of time preparing dinner in the kitchen. But my well-intentioned bulk food preparation day just wasn’t happening! I tried to make a couple of meals and ended…

  • Money Matters

    Money Master Class: A Year of Financial Guidance

    If you’re looking to learn more about your personal finances, get your finances in order, get out of debt, save more, or any combination of these, bookmark this page! This Money Master Class will take you through a year of financial tasks, advice, and times of reflection–all with the purpose of getting your personal financial life in order. At the beginning of 2020, Gail Vaz-Oxlade came out of retirement to share her wealth of financial advice with the world one last time. She launched her Money Master Class on Twitter, sharing daily tweets with advice, homework, and, questions to start conversations. I’ve summarized all of these tweets into weekly recaps…

  • Money Matters

    #MoneyMasterClass Recap-Week 52

    The year has come to an end! Believe it or not, we’ve made it through 2020! It was a full year of thinking of finances every day and examining how our money is working for us. If you’ve made it through–even partway–CONGRATS! You’ve put in work to get yourself in a better position financially. A Year’s Worth of Lessons This year Gail took us through so many aspects of our lives. Some of my highlights from the year’s lessons were: Focusing on my core values and goals (Week 1) Making my money work harder by choosing better High Interest Savings Accounts (Week 10) Learning about concepts such as Curveball Accounts…