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  • Neutral fall decor ideas
    by Kate on September 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I shooed out all the orange for neutral fall colors this year. I went for everything that is wood and white and natural. There’s something simple and […]

  • VIDEO: A tour of my super frugal decor
    by Kate on September 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I’m going to walk you through each room of my house and tell you how much I paid for the things in them! Now you’re going to see just how cheap I […]

  • Comprehensive list on how to live frugally (and happily)
    by Kate on September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    This is the most comprehensive, complete guide to frugal living I have EVER done. It has all my secrets, tricks and ideas that you won’t find anywhere […]

  • How we afforded our dream home
    by Kate on September 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I’m going to do something bloggers don’t do. I’m going to share real numbers. Here is exactly how we profited from our homes and how we […]

  • How we paid $18,000 of credit card debt in a year
    by Kate on September 4, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Ten years ago Marcello and I were renting an over-priced, dumpy apartment with rusty appliances and brown stuff leaking from the shower. We were $18,000 in […]

  • The cheapest home theater
    by Kate on August 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Because we’re at our forever home now, I’m making all my house dreams come true. You probably think I’m talking moulding and built-ins and […]

  • A playroom with less toys and more activities
    by Kate on August 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    This is a packed post with how to paint a chalkboard wall, free door sign and how to plan for a room kids can grow into. I’ll show you how we’re […]

  • Our after school routine
    by Kate on August 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Our first day of school was last week (in case you missed my dramatic video) and, whoa, was I in for a surprise! The boys came home hangry, dumping empty bags […]

  • Christian dance and workout playlist
    by Kate on August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I love a good dance party! And so do my kids. But most dance songs aren’t meant for little ears, so I’ve been collecting all my favorite, […]

  • Video: Mom’s first day of school
    by Kate on August 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    It’s back to school time!  And oh boy am I ready for a change. This summer has been intense. I have been intense! In my last post I was about as serious […]