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How I Organize My Weekly Cash Budget

If you’ve been following my blog A Proverbs Wife here or on social media for at least a year, you already know my family’s personal goal regarding debt. One of the ways we have managed to organize our finances and pay off all of our debt except the mortgage has been by using a cash based system. A cash based system simply means, we pay cash for everything we can. Most of our bills are paid via mail or online, but there are several spending categories which we can pay using cash. In today’s video, you’ll learn how I manage

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Organizing Your Bills

I must say that my husband and I have a great system for organizing our bills. From the way we used to argue about how to manage the finances I could never have imagined we’d be on the same page using the same system. Early in our marriage I tried all kinds of elaborate systems especially those that included spreadsheets and programs but my husband hated them. He felt they were too time consuming and didn’t like having to boot up the computer every time we needed to manage our finances. As I learned more about his style I came

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How to Organize your Bills and Budget

I was going through my budget binder this morning and thought about you all. I can remember clearly our decision to become a one income family and all the effort that went into making it a reality. One of the things that really helped us make the transition was getting a clear picture of our finances. One of the first things I had to do as a stay at home wife was learn how to budget one income. We were a two income family now living on one income so some changes had to made. The first thing I addressed

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10 Tips on How to Have a Clean Kitchen and Dining Room

We try not to leave dirty dishes in the sinks over night because I don’t want to create an environment for creepy crawly critters. Our goal is to have everything in the kitchen and dining room cleaned up and clutter free before we go to bed. Ending the night with a clean kitchen and dining room makes mornings run much easier in our home. No one likes waking up to prepare their breakfast only to have to wash the dishes need to prepare it before they can get started. Here are 10 tips on how we maintain a clean kitchen

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Student School Year Binder

I have yet to meet a women who does not know how to create a to-do list. Many times I find that women are very fluent in the art of creating to-do list…so much so that they even create them for their husbands and children. While we may all know how to jot down a bunch of things on a sheet of paper what I want to know is, “How effective is your to-do list?“ Do you have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day or at the end of the list? Do you even make it

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Today I’m sharing the final video in the series, ”How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?” If you’re just stumbling upon this series, you’ll want to go back and watch part one  and two first. Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes. Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home. I often use magazine folders to keep the things organized. Today I’ll show you

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We like weekends to be a fun time for our children. It’s the two days they get to spend the most time with us and we make that time count by intentionally planning activities where we are spending time together. I’m not one to break the bank when planning fun activities for the family. In fact, I try to make it as frugal as possible. Planning a movie night with your family is really fun and it’s really inexpensive it can be as inexpensive as a dollar or as expensive as you decide to make it just depending on what

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How I Organize My Home Office Shelves

I have a big secret for keeping my office and paperwork organized and I’m sharing it in today’s video.

How to Organize Dresser Drawers Super Cheap

In an effort to distract myself until I can find a paint color suitable for my thrifted master bedroom dresser I have been working on other dresser related projects. Two of the brass drawer handles needed replacing so I replaced them with these pretty glass knobs. Replacing the knobs led to organizing my drawers, which led to me giving you a peek at how I organize my drawer. How to Organize Dresser Drawers Super Cheap My Method The first thing did was empty the drawers and line them with contact paper. I use contact paper to dress up all kinds

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Today I’m sharing video two in the series, ”How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?” and next Friday I’ll share the final video. If you’re just stumbling upon this series, you’ll want to go back and watch part one first. Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes. Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home. I often use magazine folders to keep the things

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How to Fill a Drawer Hole with Wood Filler

We are kind of all over the place with home improvement projects but we’ve been primarily focusing on our master bedroom and bathroom since it’s gotten too hot to work on the yard. One project I’m specifically working on this is redesigning a thrifted dresser I bought off craigslist. My plan is to paint it an entirely different color. To begin the transformation I removed all of the hardware and spray painted it gold. One of the drawer pulls was broken and needed to be replaced. The existing holes are larger than I need for the new drawer pulls so 

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5 Ways to Add Gold Accents to Your Home Decor

I have been taking on a lot of large and small projects around here this year and today I’m sharing the details on how I’ve been adding gold accents to my home. In fact, I’m sharing 5 Ways to Add Gold Accents to Your Home Decor over on my other site Aprons and Stilletos. I hope you’ll hop on over to take a peek at some of the changes going on with my master bedroom update.

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Over the next few Friday’s, I’m sharing three videos on “How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?” Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes. Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home. I often use magazine folders to keep the things organized. Today I’ll show you how I use them to organize our home improvement projects and ideas.   I love chatting with

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How to Shop at the Goodwill

Do you shop at Goodwill? If not you may be missing out. I know that some Goodwill stores are not very organized but we happen to have a very neat one in my area and I find lot’s of nice things for my home and family there. In fact, here are some of the things I picked up recently. What’s the best things you’ve ever scored at a yard sale, flea market, thrift or second hand store?

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If you follow me on Instagram you already know that I found this really really pretty mirror at TJ Maxx and was able to bargain for a discount on the price since there was a small chip on two of the mirrors. I was looking for a large round mirror for my dining or living room. Since both areas are connected by one long wall a large accent piece will help break up the space. I wasn’t able to find any bargains on the size I was looking for so I decided to use this smaller mirror and improvise with

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How to Paint Vinyl or Laminate Floors

I spent yesterday and today updating my master bath. We’d never finished the floating bathroom shelf after they started to sag. When I do a do it yourself project that doesn’t turn out the way I’d hoped I usually leave it undone until I can find a solution. So after a whole year I finally reinforced the shelf and added a second shelf which I’ll share pictures of soon. If you follow me on Instagram (<—— which you should so go ahead and get that out of the way) you will have already seen some sneak peaks. So after fixing

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It’s been months since our lower level flooded and Germaine and I have been working on small, medium and large projects every weekend trying to get things put back together. We took a break from working on the den to complete a bedroom project. Our bedroom used to serve as our homeschool room and stockpile storage but is in the process of becoming our master bedroom suite. The first thing we had to do for this master bedroom makeover is clear everything out and re-paint the walls. They were a dark gray which was our first experience with paint and

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Are you new to painting your nails? Maybe you used to get them done at a salon and are trying to save some money. Maybe you just have never had the time or desire to paint your own nails before. Either way, you are at the right place! Today I am showing you how to paint your nails a single, solid color. Nail Tutorial: Solid Polish with *BONUS* Flower Cover-up First step, pick out your color of choice. Today I chose a cheerful, bright yellow. Start by painting a fat line down the middle of your nail. Make sure you

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Let me start off by saying, I am not a professional! I simply enjoy having nails that look nice without having to pay to go to a nail salon. As a momma, I don’t always have the time or the money to do that so I love working with what I have around the house. For years, I bit my nails. It was my biggest bad habit. If I was nervous, I bit my nails. If I was studying, I bit my nails, and I don’t just mean little nibbles here, ladies. It was so bad that I would bite

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My husband and I have been busy working on DIY projects around the house and wanted to share some we’ve recently completed. We are in the process of completely updating our home (on a budget and completely debt free). I hate debt and have no intention of accumulating any during this renovation. One of the things I’ve wanted for months has been these way cute light fixtures from Ikea but would have to drive four hours there and back to get them.   I mentioned my love of them to my husband for months and he wouldn’t bite. He couldn’t

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