We are massive coffee lovers in this house. After getting so tired of constantly buying K-cups and only making 1 cup at a time, we decided to ditch our Keurig and go back to the days of a carafe. We had no idea how much money we were saving ourselves by making the switch! Simple math shows that we have saved ourselves $638 a year….AT A MINIMUM! Come along and let’s do some coffee math together, shall we?
Hello there and happy Wednesday to you! We are starting to go through all of our RV stuff since getting back from our long trip back in January! Eeeesh! We’ve been putting it off but now that the weather is breaking a little here in NC, there’s no excuse not to get it done. Once the camper is clean, we can start to organize it again to get it ready for another camping season! Whoohoo!
Anyways, as we have been going through some of our organizational bins and storage items that we bought last year, it made me want share some of our awesome finds with you guys! We rounded up 21 unique Container Store finds for your home and RV! Check them out!
Using this super simple budgeting spreadsheet, our family paid off $7k of loan debt and saved another $20k in only 9 months to close on our first house in 2015! It took only 1 month of using this method to be so hyper aware of our finances that it flipped our life upside down. It worked so well for us that we wanted to share our monthly budget spreadsheet with all of you guys with a FREE download!!
So, I have to admit, we haven’t had any bad dump station encounters or traumatizing poop stories to tell you from our time RVing. Maybe it’s luck? Maybe it’s preparation? Maybe it’s both? But either way, what I do know is heading to the dump station is probably the least favorite part for any RV owner out there. Since we HAVE to do it, might as well make it as organized, clean, and as seamless of a process as possible. Because let’s face it, you can be in the most beautiful place on earth, parked next to the most gorgeous lake or beach, but if you have poop on your hands, it’s not a fun time.
I can’t believe we are at the point where we are physically writing this down for everyone to see!!! We have dreamed about this for so long! We never thought we would be thinking about making this happen and yet, here we are- looking and planning, running numbers over and over, and going out there to figure out how to make it happen!! OK,OK…so here it goes….. we are putting it out there into the world, into the universe, and hoping we don’t sound like we have gone off our rockers!!…
Over the past few years, we have been on a mission to change out our one time use household items for those that are reusable in an effort to save some serious cash. We are 4 years in and have changed out these 4 common items and have put some money back into our pocket! We haven’t looked back since!
To all those looking for meal planning inspiration, a simple method to follow, or just that extra nudge to save yourself some money….I got you! Just follow these simple steps to download and print these free meal planning printables and get started!
Call us crazy and maybe even against the norm, but today’s post is all about why we have officially decided NOT to go full time in our RV. Find out what we learned about ourselves along our journey so far and why we are deciding to opt for a home base instead!
You guys! It dawned on me that our family has now been using Instacart and getting our groceries delivered at our home for a full year!…and let me tell you, I don’t think we will ever NOT use an online grocery service from here on out. I think I even have the hubs hooked! We are both obsessed with using Instacart not only for the hassle and time savings, but we found that we actually started saving money. Yes, you read that right! We started S.A.V.I.N.G. money! Instacart for us means more homemade meals, less food waste, more money in our pockets and more time spent on stuff we need or want to be doing each week like RVing and spending time with family.
There is not much to say about Kerr Lake. Only one word comes to mind and it’s….. AH .MAY. ZING! This is just about the only word that describes our experience on this lake in North Carolina so far. This trip was the 4th campground we have stayed at on Kerr Lake out of 6…and it definitely did not disappoint! I think we actually decided J.C. Cooper Campground at Kerr Lake is on the top of the list when it comes to campsites we love! Give us 3 things- clean sites, lake side, and awesome camping weather- and we call that one perfect weekend!