How to Pamper Yourself on a Budget 13 Ideas for Taking Care of Yourself

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