1st Grade

Life in Haiti

We returned home yesterday from 8 days in sunny Haiti on a mission trip with our church. People keep asking me how my trip was and I don’t know how to answer. It was great! But it was also sad, and hard, emotional, convicting, wonderful… just so many things! Overall, I’m so glad I went and I learned a lot. I plan on writing a few posts about some of the things we did and saw there, but today I wanted to tell you about what life is like in Haiti. It was jarring, and so different from life here in the US. Let me Read More

1st Grade

5 Creative Ways to Save: Utilities

Today is the last post in our 5 Creative Ways to Save series! So far, we’ve covered some ways to save money on Christmas, dinner, and entertainment. Today, let’s talk about utilities! When I first posted about my $650 budget — I got tons of questions about HOW we live on so little. Here on the blog, you can find tons of tips on how to save, like my weekly menus, money saving recipes, and more! For utilities, it’s common for our electric bill to be $60, our gas (heating) bill to be about $50, and water is about $40. These are just some of Read More