Adventure Bag for Boys and Girls

Handmade Adventure Bags for Girls and Boys @

A Life of Adventure I remember when I was kid  I dreamed of living a life of adventure. Being shipwrecked like the Swiss Family Robinson, hunting for treasure like Indiana Jones, solving mysteries like Nancy Drew. As a girl, I loved tromping through the woods on our 12 acre homestead - my imagination wild with ideas of mystery and secrets. As an adult, the greatest adventure I've ever had was the All Girl, 24 mile, 4 Days Backpacking Trip in the Wilderness we took a couple of years ago. I … [Read more...]

Buying Less, Making Do

Use it up, wear it out; make it do, or do without. {A Time to Clean: 30 Day Challenge} @ #ATimeToClean #declutter

A Time to Clean: Day 18 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. The idea that Less is More is a good one, don't you think? The problem comes when we don't actually put the principle into practice. Hmm, that could apply to a lot of things! It's so easy to  come out of a store with bags of things you didn't intend to buy when you walked in. Like when you go shopping for a new green blouse to go with that skirt you love and you come out with three blouses, a pair of jeans, a … [Read more...]

Less Really is More

Having less stuff means having more time for life. @ #ATimeToClean #declutter

  A Time to Clean: Day 13 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. "I wish I'd had more had more stuff, more things, and more money," said no one ever as they breathed their last breath. No, most people thinking back on their life will have wished they'd spent more moments living life to the fullest and loving their family more. So much time is spent buying, organizing, cleaning, moving, carrying stuff. Things. Material possessions that have no eternal value. What do … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Frugal Christmas Gift Guide {Older Children}

The Ultimate Frugal Christmas Guide {Older Children} on #frugal #christmas

This year, I've teamed up with a few other fun ladies to share with you some great ideas for ways you can save money this Christmas. [Tweet "The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide for Christmas. Lots of ideas for kids!"] The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide {Links} Babies and Toddlers @ A Beautiful Blessed Mess Young Children @ Seeing Sunshine Older Children @ A Virtuous Woman Teens @ Counting Change Again Young Adults @ Breething Adults @ Wisdom Seeking Mommy A Frugal Christmas {Under … [Read more...]

10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman {Finances}

10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman {Finances} @ A Virtuous Woman #proverbs31

I want to apologize for the delay in posting this today {and Friday}. Last Wednesday I began to experience just excruciating nerve pain behind my ear and it's been rough. I have felt a good bit better today. The pain isn't bad like it was, but it pretty much wiped me out. [line] "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." 1 Timothy 6:10 Money is one of those subjects that … [Read more...]