Image

Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

{ 4 comments }

Simple Roasted Salmon

Image

This is a guest post from Christin of Blue Crab Martini Garden fresh veggies are at their peak right now, and this Simple Roasted Salmon is the perfect way to celebrate the flavors of the season without too much effort. Sweet corn, tangy tomatoes, and fresh basil all combined with oven roasted salmon- it’s perfection on [...]

{ 1 comment }

10 Smart Ways to Tame that Laundry Pile

Image

Let’s face it--nobody loves doing laundry! Sure, the smell of clean clothes in the dryer is nice, and there’s something satisfying about seeing those piles of neatly folded towels all put away, but I’ll be the first to admit, it’s simply not my favorite task. Unfortunately for all of us, that massive pile of laundry [...]

{ 7 comments }

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home

Image

This is a guest post from Kalyn of Creative Savings Although everyone has their own idea of what the American Dream really looks like, you can't deny that for many, homeownership is toward the top of that list. There's something incredibly satisfying about buying your own place, making it yours, and taking responsibility for the [...]

{ 8 comments }

Quick & Easy Vegetable Quiche

Image

For some reason the idea of making quiche used to always scare me–maybe it’s the fancy name–but it is actually very easy and pretty fool-proof.  I originally got this recipe from my friend Shannon, who inherited it from her very adorable and very French mother-in-law.  For this particular version, I used a frozen broccoli, chopped [...]

{ 2 comments }

9 Tech Tools to Simplify Your Life

Image

This is a guest post from Michelle & Kira of Sunshine and Hurricanes   I know sometimes we can feel like technology has invaded our lives and just trying to keep track of it all can be overwhelming. There are new apps and gadgets coming on the market daily and most of the time you [...]

{ 4 comments }

Image

Nearly every day we hear news and stories about tragic accidents, illnesses and unexpected tragedies. While estate planning can seem like a big, scary—even morbid—topic, the sobering truth is that we live in an uncertain world and any moment could be our last.  As moms, we have a tendency to want to push these icky [...]

{ 7 comments }

Easy Taco Cups

Image

This is a guest post from Gina of Kleinworth & Co. I don’t know about you but it seems the one thing I really dread is planning for & making dinner. It seems just as soon as the day gets started, I blink my eyes & it’s already time to think about the evening meal. [...]

{ 4 comments }

How to Save on Dry Cleaning

Image

There’s nothing quite like getting a crisp, freshly laundered outfit back from the dry-cleaners. It’s almost like getting new clothing: everything is pressed, clean and looks brand new. Being a fairly casual family, we don’t do a lot of dry cleaning in my house, but there are always those rare or special items—especially dresses, suits and coats—that require [...]

{ 2 comments }

5 Questions to Ask Before a Major Purchase

Image

  This is a guest post from Sarah Koontz of Grounded & Surrounded Time and again on our journey towards living well while spending less we will have to make decisions about how to spend our hard-earned money. Some decisions are small, like whether or not we can afford to buy in bulk to stock [...]

{ 11 comments }

Easy Sorbet Pie

Image

Whether it's an invitation to a weekend barbecue, or simply wanting to make an everyday dinner a little more special, everyone needs a go-to dessert that can be thrown together quickly, with almost no effort at all, especially during the lazy last days of summer! Luckily for all of us, this ridiculously easy sorbet pie is so simple [...]

{ 6 comments }

DIY Pottery Barn Knock-Off Pin Board

Image

This is a guest post from Tasha of DesignerTrapped.com Pottery Barn has gorgeous stuff, right?  But, the price tags generally tend to put Pottery Barn's drool-worthy merchandise out of my reach.  Can anyone else relate? The good news is that you can browse Pottery Barn and other designer stores for inspiration and then make less [...]

{ 5 comments }

Image

Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who has graciously joined us here at LWSL as a regular monthly contributor.  Cherie is the author of the amazing book, Slaying the Debt Dragon, which she wrote after paying off more than $127,000 in debt!  I am so excited to have [...]

{ 8 comments }

3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Image

This is a guest post from Gina of Kleinworth & Co. I, like most people, like easy recipes, especially in the summer when I want something delicious but still quick. I don't want to turn that oven on & I don't want to spend more than a few minutes on preparation. I'm always looking for [...]

{ 3 comments }

How to Actually Get Things Done

Image

This is a guest post from Elaine of SuperRadChristianWriterChick.com Do you ever wake up in the morning with an endless stream of to-do's racing around in your head, only to crawl back in bed at night with none of them done? One of the characters of my favorite Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park, says it [...]

{ 17 comments }