Classic Movie Roundup Great Movies for Guys and Gals

movieI love a stay in movie night with my husband. Living in a such a rural area means we have to get creative with date nights. (Read more ideas for frugal and creative date nights here.) I love planning and making snacks for movie night. This peanut butter popcorn is our favorite. (I substitute honey for the corn syrup.) Then we pick a movie, whether it’s something new or an old favorite.

Classic movies are my favorite. They’re usually family friendly and I love the actors. Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Doris Day, James Garner, I could go on, they had such talent and elegance. And no matter how many times I’ve seen them, I still enjoy them. Continue reading

How to Pamper Yourself on a Budget

pamperSometimes you need to take some time and just pamper yourself. Whether you need a break or you’ve been feeling stressed or anxious and just need to unwind, it’s healthy to take that time for yourself. Even taking 15 minutes has psychological and physical benefits. You’ll feel refreshed and happier. When you focus on an activity just for you, your stress level goes down. Taking the time to refresh yourself is good for the people around you, too. If you’re less frustrated, you get along with others better. Continue reading

Reducing Waste Saves Money

wasteOne of the difficulties of living in such a rural area is dealing with trash. No matter how hard you work at it, you will still produce some waste. The only trash pickup in our area is expensive, so we have been motivated to be more aware of how much waste we produce. We have also needed to get creative when disposing of our garbage. How have we been able to avoid paying for regular trash pickup? Keep reading! Continue reading

10 Frugal Date Night Ideas

10 frugal date night ideasIt’s hard to believe that my husband and I will be married for 5 years this week! That’s  a major accomplishment. We’ve been through a lot together, and we’ve learned a lot about how to make it work through good times and bad. One thing that keeps us close and in sync is having a regular date night, a special time we can spend together with no distractions. Sometimes this is hard to do when life gets busy. But we’ve found that when we don’t make this time together, we end up out of sync. Continue reading