Tips for making your first budget

A couple weeks ago I got a message from a reader on my Facebook page. 

I am not going to share the message because some of the details were personal:

But basicaly this sweet young lady was telling me she was about to enter the workforce for the first time. And she was saving up money for college, a car and to get an apartment. 


Freezer Canning Peaches: No blanching, no sugar!

So I like to pretend I am from Georgia. I lived there the first six years of my marriage and I LOVED it. Don't get me wrong, I have come to enjoy living in South Alabama again, but a piece of my heart will always be in Georgia. 

However, I will say, while Georgia claims their peaches are America's best. I have to disagree. Chilton County peaches totally kick Georgia peaches' little peach cheeks. (Peach cheeks. That's adorable.) But I will get more into that later. 


Give yourself permission to slow down


I see you. I see you at the red light, at the bank drive through. I see you at the park with your kids or date night with your wife. I see you as you pull into the church parking lot or into the supermarket. I see you and I see how fast you're rushing things.

I see your desperation as you move from one task to the next at a breakneck speed. Slow down. 


Why (and how) I got rid of OVER half my clothes 

I had a closet full of clothes. Well, I still have a closet full of clothes, it's just not as full as it used to be. That's because I got rid of half my clothes. 

My closet was like a scrapbook. A cluttered, disorganized scrapbook that was just taking up space. 


Slow cooker country style pork loin

I like easy meals. Don't you? I love being able to throw a few ingredients in my slow cooker and go about my life. 
Last week I made country style pork loin. It was delicious and so easy. The ingredients are pretty basic and when paired with a roasted broccoli it was a meal.