30+ Foods to Start Making Instead of Buying

Want to get healthy meals on the table without compromising time, taste, or your food budget? Join the Humble in a Heartbeat community today! *This is the 7th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* I told you how much I used to… Keep reading →

Writing Out a Menu Plan Based Around Cheap Meals

*This is the 6th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* On the first day of the spending freeze challenge, I wrote out a menu plan through this coming Friday. Everything on my plan was based around food we already have as… Keep reading →

16 Quick Ways to Lower Your Grocery Budget

*This is the 5th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Before we started our spending freeze last year, I was spending about $100 a week on groceries. Each week when I would get to the checkout and hear the cashier say how… Keep reading →

Journal Day: Surviving a Spending Freeze

*This is the 4th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* From the outside looking in, a spending freeze looks like something terrible you just want to avoid. It doesn’t sound enjoyable, and people who have to be on a constant spending… Keep reading →

Setting Goals for the Spending Freeze Challenge

*This is the 3rd day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Is this spending freeze challenge easier or more painful than you thought it would be? © petarpaunchev / Dollar Photo Club A spending freeze is truly no easy feat. The path seems long, winding,… Keep reading →

Putting the Ix-Nay on Online Shopping

*This is the 2nd day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Yesterday for the first day of our month long spending freeze challenge, I helped you go through your expenses and filter out all the wants you might have. You know, a vacation… Keep reading →

The One Month Spending Freeze Challenge

*This is the 1st day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Welcome to the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge! This month will be a time to slow down and realize just how blessed you really are. You will have many opportunities to sacrifice… Keep reading →

Should Your Baby Sleep Through the Night at 6 Weeks?

During my first pregnancy, I read a lot of books and information on pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. It wasn’t until we brought our baby home that I realized I didn’t know much about infant sleep. I figured it would be pretty easy, but just a few days and weeks later left me realizing that it was a… Keep reading →

How to Prepare Financially for Winter

The first half of my life (a good 13 or 14 years) was full of epic snowfalls, white Christmases, and terrible snowdrifts. These events have become fewer and farther between during the second half of my life. © volgariver / Dollar Photo Club Last year was a record-breaking year for snowfall in much of the United… Keep reading →

The Absolute BEST Way to Freeze Soup

One busy day, when I didn’t have time to make dinner, I decided to reheat some soup we had in the freezer. I had let the bag of soup thaw overnight in the fridge. When I went to dump the contents into a saucepan, a good amount of soup stayed in the bag, stuck to the… Keep reading →