Picky Pinchers: Best Money Spent

best money spent picky pinchersIt’s a new month and a new opportunity to celebrate the best money spent. To kick off December, Mrs. Picky Pincher from Picky Pinchers stopped by to dish on why the debt on her home is her best money spent. Paint fumes and all… Continue reading “Picky Pinchers: Best Money Spent”

Picky Pinchers: Best Money Spent

Money Lessons from My Garden

My GardenWhile I’m a far cry from an expert gardener, it’s been a hobby of mine since I was little. And it’s always been a family affair. I can’t ever recall a summer where my dad and I weren’t trying our hands at a tomato plant or twelve. Not to mention the ill-fated encounter with a pumpkin vine and his riding lawn mower. When I was even younger, my grandma taught me how to grow moss roses from seed and then harvest them for seeds for next year’s gardens. Then there’s my mom. She has a remarkable eye and knack for landscaping that I wouldn’t put it past her to retire a second time and start working for a gardening center. Now that Mr. P and I have been living in our home for three years, he’s been roped into the gardening mix as well. We’ve had our share of successes and failures, but he’s equally enthusiastic about gardening.

While I still can’t really explain the difference between a brandywine or a beefsteak tomato, I can say that there are quite a few parallels between starting seeds and planting pennies. Here’s what my garden has taught me: Continue reading “Money Lessons from My Garden”

Money Lessons from My Garden

Simple & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts

Teacher Gifts (2)With Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of the school year fast approaching, some people might be considering giving gifts to their children’s teachers. In fact, Pinterest is burgeoning with creative teacher gifts, many of which fail to take into consideration the cost and talent it might take to design the crafts. When it comes to frugal tricks that require little in the way of Martha Stewart’s know-how, these gifts have got you covered. Continue reading “Simple & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts”

Simple & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts