Discovering my Neighborhood Used Book Store

Earlier this year, I decided to go through my house and get rid of all the things we never used to reduce clutter and also to make room for all the new stuff we had just received for Christmas.  I started in the kitchen, finding all sorts of tools and gadgets that were collecting dust in our cupboards.  I opened one seldom used cupboard and found a much larger collection of cookbooks than I knew…

Budget Travel – A Winter Getaway

  As anyone who knows me would agree, I love to travel.  I’m also ALWAYS looking forward to my next trip or getaway.  Unfortunately, trips are not free and I live on a budget, so I try to fit in mini-vacations as often as I can.  These little getaways can be as simple as a weekend at the cottage, or a camping weekend.  This year, my husband and I decided to splurge on a romantic…

Tips for Saving Money on Groceries

Most of our lives revolve around food and eating.  We dream about our favorite foods, share recipes with friends and family and look forward to our next meal.  So it’s not surprising that groceries make up a large part of any budget.  With good planning, it is possible to save a lot on groceries allowing you to put that money towards a special evening with your spouse, a getaway week-end, a new outfit or anything…