Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  With a looming book deadline now less than two weeks away I think this is probably going to be a working weekend.  Boo!  Can I be honest though?  All I really want to do is curl up in bed and watch House of Cards--my newest Netflix obsession.  It's pretty gritty (and not at all [...]

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10 Qualities of a Best Friend

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I can't even tell you how happy I am to introduce you to my friend Melanie Shankle, aka Big Mama.  I'll spare you the boring details of how we met, suffice to say it involved much laughter (and a little wine) and an instant realization that she is my kind of people.  She is an expert [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 105}

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Happy Thursday! In case you haven't heard, doors for Elite Blog Academy opened on Tuesday for ONE WEEK only!  This will be the only time the course is offered this year--doors will not open again until 2016! If you’ve ever wished someone could guide you through the process of creating a successful blog & show you, step [...]

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Easy Freezer Bacon & Blue Cheese Burgers

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Burgers are one of our spring and summertime staples, but I have to admit that we usually opt for the pre-made burgers rather than take the time to make our own.  Yes, I know they are more expensive, but in this case, convenience almost always wins out over cost. Not anymore! Not only are these flavor-packed [...]

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How to Store & Organize Your Spices

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Being able to whip up any number of dishes based the pantry staples you already have on hand is a great way to keep your grocery expenses down, and a well-stocked kitchen should include at least a basic selection of frequently used spices and herbs. Like most things in life, spices and herbs are usually best when [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  I'm trying to muster up the motivation to tackle some spring cleaning projects, but the truth is that all I really want to do is curl up and read all weekend!  I'm still not sure which side is going to win out......what are YOU planning to do this weekend? In other news, voting for [...]

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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings Every year around tax time, I anxiously wait for a call from our CPA letting us know whether we owe or get a refund this year. It's anxiety-inducing to say the least, but for the most part, we've been lucky enough to get a nice chunk [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 104}

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Happy Thursday!  Here at LWSL headquarters my team and I have been busy getting ready for our 2015 session of Elite Blog Academy!  The doors will be opening for one week on April 14th,  and then they won't open again until 2016!  If you've been thinking about taking the course, will not want to miss this [...]

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Creamed Kale & Spinach Casserole

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After four years of trying, I feel like I'm only just beginning to figure out this whole gardening thing.  If you've been following my progress on Instagram, (hashtag #SoukupGarden), you've already seen that this year's vegetable garden was by far our most successful!  The kale did especially well, which gave me fresh incentive to try a brand new [...]

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Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life shares 12 secrets for seeking—and finding—the Good Life in our day to day lives. From time management and goal-setting to managing our homes and finances, these practical and concrete strategies can help each of us discover a life rich with purpose. Even so, a life well [...]

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10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Part 5

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As you've hopefully discovered by now, here at Living Well Spending Less my team and I are 100% committed to bring you easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of [...]

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How to Make Money Blogging

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I don’t usually write about the business side of blogging here at Living Well Spending Less. My main focus and passion is helping my readers discover simple ways to live better, spend less, and have more time for the things that matter most.   That said, as someone who earns a full-time income through blogging, the topic of how [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend! Don't forget that today is the LAST DAY to grab our special offer from ePantry, which expires at 9pm EST tonight! It includes a Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Product Credit, and free shipping for first-time orders, which means you can get more than $50 of your favorite all-natural cleaning products for around $20!  We have [...]

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10 Painless Ways to Save

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Let's face it--being a responsible adult is not always easy. In fact, the idea of saving money can feel painful sometimes!  Few of us actually want to give up our creature comforts or drastically lower our standard of living in order to pinch pennies.  It's downright hard to have to tell a child or spouse that something [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 103}

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Happy Thursday, and Happy April!  Have you started your spring cleaning yet?  Be sure to check out our special offer this week from ePantry, which expires on Saturday! It includes a Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Product Credit, and free shipping for first-time orders! You can get all the information right here! Also, don't forget that from [...]

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