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Correctly Budgeting Your Grocery Bill Can Save You Hundreds a Month

Correctly Budgeting Your Grocery Bill Can Save You Hundreds a Month

Your grocery bill is the most flexible area of your household budget. A few of the first things I do, whenever we're in a crunch for money, is look at how much we're spending on food, crazy items that we don't need or use, and how much we're spending at the grocery store.  It's usually around birthdays, holidays, or a party when I really start to freak because those times are usually when we're spending the most. That's when we (myself actually) starts working on budgeting our grocery bill. I usually go over our budget MONTHLY, but there are times I slack off a little and think, “Yo, I...
How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

How We Acquired an USDA Home Loan for Our First Home

Do you have the credit, but not the funds to purchase your first home? Do you want to get out of the rental rut? I’ve talked a few times in previous posts about how my husband and I have been working really hard on our credit, how we’ve been working REALLY hard towards purchasing our first home. In May, we applied for a USDA loan through our realtor and we didn't have “high” hopes, but we were surprised and got approved. It was a relief but at the same time, kinda scary. Were we actually going to do this? Actually, OWN Our First home? Will we be able to do this? Well, we started...
Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

Remembering Our Special Day with a Custom Star Map + Giveaway

My husband and I have been together for just over 7 years and married for almost 5 years now. WOW, saying that just sounds crazy… MY HUSBAND! Anyway, we’ve always been lovers of the stars, sky, and everything that our beautiful universe gives us every day. Over the past several years, we've been through a lot of deaths in the family, my mom, his grandparents, my grandmother, a miscarriage, and now we're purchasing our first home. I wanted to get something special for my husband to show him how he literally is everything to me, from the stars to the moon, and back. This post may contain...
10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

Critics are everywhere. No matter what you do, say, act, dress, or even breathe. Someone is going to criticize you. In the blogging world, it's like Mean Girls on steroids sometimes. You have to have white walls, perfect furniture, fur blankets thrown perfectly on the couches, pets are the perfect weight, breed, and colors, makeup is applied in the most recent style, and much more. If you don't do those things, brands, followers, etc don't like you….or worse…. say you're trash because you're not giving readers what they want. Here's my thing, I'm me. Yes I blog for my readers,...
What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

I know I'm a little late to the “What's new for….. in 2018” game. But I figured I'd still post anyway! So far this year: I started homeschooling (through K12 and Ohio Virtual Academy) our youngest. Started the KETO way of eating (some people call it a diet, I don't because no one likes diets) Made a plan to show my husband more affection and appreciation Tried not to cry at everything since I have a child turning 18 this year. Have things scheduled through March on the blog (even though the posts are no where NEAR being done) Fixed a few things on the blog to help it run...
What Do You Do When You Find out Your Child Does Drugs?

What Do You Do When You Find out Your Child Does Drugs?

Are you concerned that your son, daughter, or family member is doing drugs? Is the prospect of having to take them to a clinic too horrible for you to even contemplate? This past week my husband and I had a sneaky suspicion about our oldest son doing drugs. We knew it wasn't anything hard, but knew it was at least marijuana. We talked it over and decided to drug test him to be 100% sure. I didn't make it a big deal and just told him “Look, it's just to be on the safe side and so I know what's going on in your life!” And that's the thing, as parents, we need to know what our kids...
Our 13 Favorite Charities To Donate To Throughout The Year

Our 13 Favorite Charities To Donate To Throughout The Year

It's my favorite month! NO SHAVE NOVEMBER! Heck yeah! It's the one month out of the year that men show their support for CANCER in general! It's not about focusing on one single cancer, it's about supporting and donating what you would spend on razors, shaving products, going to the barber to get lined up and more to your cancer charity of choice. Next month; December, it's the month of giving. It's not just presents to those in our family or our friend network, we really need to think about legit charities across the board as well. Many charities rely on donations to help fund research, the...
The 8 Most Important Things I Have Learned Over The Past Year

The 8 Most Important Things I Have Learned Over The Past Year

Growing up, I never knew what the most important things were in life, until I was forced to understand a year ago. Growing up I always had skinned knees & elbows from the crazy dare devil type stunts my friend Melanie and I used to do anytime we were around each other. Of course, it was always my fault because I was the schemer! I'll admit that! Melanie was kind of a goody-goody growing up! Me? I always had to push the envelope so to speak. I would always get grounded, things taken away, lose my bike, roller blades, or friend privileges. Living those days the way we did, I can honestly...
80 Tools To Help you Succeed at Parenting

80 Tools To Help you Succeed at Parenting

As adults, we’re pretty awesome at a lot of things. We tackle big challenges in our careers, our finances, and our health. We build impressive things. We write legal documents. We manage teams and conferences and estates and classrooms. But when it comes to parenting, we often feel surprisingly unsure whether we know what we’re doing at all. We love these kids of ours with a love so fierce and strong, and yet, half the time we shake our heads and wonder if we’re getting it all wrong and why this parenting gig is so darn hard??? Raising these hilarious, amazing, wild little humans of ours is...
What’s Included in the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle 2017

What’s Included in the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle 2017

Here's what you'll get when you buy the Ultimate Parenting Super Bundle today! I wrote about all the reasons you want to get the Parenting Super Bundle…. well, here is the list of awesome items you're going to get. Activities & Crafts Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go by Amanda Dion ($9.99) Farm Life Quiet Book by Kristina Manscill ($4.99) Funny Mom Joke Pack: Make Your Kids Laugh Every Day of the Year by Jill Riley ($29.00) Hero Training! Kid’s Character Challenge by Liz Millay ($15.00) Mini Mom & Dad Dates by The Dating Divas ($4.97) Random Acts of Kindness Cards for Kids by...

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