Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops

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Ready for another easy-to-make, crockpot friendly freezer recipe? Pork chops in the crockpot can be slightly more challenging than chicken or beef, simply because it is easier to overcook them, which can make them dry and tough.  This delicious creamy mushroom sauce adds lots of flavor and moisture, but it is also important to cook them just enough. [...]

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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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Undone is Beautiful

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I hate cancer. Ten years ago, while I was in law school, a friend asked me to join her Relay for Life team. I had never heard of Relay for Life, had no idea what it was all about, but agreed to participate. That night my soon-to-be husband Chuck and I walked around the track, [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  Is anyone else ready for a few days of doing not much of anything?  My big plans include looking for a new bike, tending to my little garden, and--if I can work up the energy--moving into my new office.  What are you up to this weekend? I especially loved all the fun & festive [...]

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7 Lies People in Debt Tell Themselves

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Today I am happy to welcome back my friend Cherie Lowe from the Queen of Free, who will be joining 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 [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 99}

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Happy Thursday! Can you believe it's already MARCH?  Where does the time go?  Our spring session of Elite Blog Academy  will be opening in just six weeks, on April 14th, but you can sign up now to be added to the waiting list.  (Our fall session completely sold out, so if you are interested in [...]

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Kale & White Bean Soup with Sausage

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This simple, delicious, freezer-friendly soup recipe was inspired by the fresh kale, carrots, and parsley I harvested a few weeks ago, and it is JAM-PACKED with flavor!  Both my kids and husband couldn't get enough, and I know this is one I will be making all the time. As an aside, I can't even tell you how [...]

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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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Fresh Produce 101

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There is something just intrinsically right about seasonal produce.  After all, there’s nothing quite like a ripe juicy peach or bright red tomato in the summertime. Likewise, in the winter, it’s a comfort to cozy up to a beautiful butternut squash soup or a caramel apple pie with warm cinnamon, or to sip a hot pumpkin [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend!  Today I'm in Austin, Texas for the ReWrite conference!  I wish I could say I have seen more of what I've heard is a really cool city, but the truth is that I've been stuck in a hotel for two days and probably won't have time to go anywhere before leaving again tomorrow. Sigh. Maybe [...]

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Way back in the days before I started this blog and learned all the secrets of cutting my grocery bill in half, I regularly shopped at warehouse club stores such as Sam’s Club, BJ’s, and Costco.  I always thought I was saving money. Oh sure, there were occasionally a few impulse buys (those samples are [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 98}

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Happy Thursday!  I'm getting ready to head to Austin, Texas for the ReWrite conference later this afternoon!  I will be speaking there about one of my favorite topics--using Pinterest to build your platform! Behind the scenes, my team and I have been busy getting ready for the spring session of Elite Blog Academy.  Doors will [...]

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Crockpot Beef Burritos

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Ready for another super easy freezer meal that your whole family will love? If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I am a little obsessed with "cheater" freezer cooking. Not only are these simple meals quick & easy to throw together, they save us a ton of money on groceries (and especially on eating [...]

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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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How to Get a Part Time Job

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Today I am thrilled to be introducing you to a young woman who blew me away when I met her last September.  She started her blog, Teens Got Cents, when she was just 15 years old, after listening to Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover audiobook with her mom.  She decided to get serious about learning how [...]

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