“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” -Warren Buffett

In the Kitchen: Chili and Muffins, two of our fav ways to save!

One of the biggest variable areas of our budget (that quickly gets out of control) is food spending.  We want to purchase and eat food that nourishes our bodies, improves our health and tastes delicious. 

I shop almost exclusively with PC Express (use my PC Insiders code for a discount for signing up: AE1629). This is the easiest way for me to compare unit pricing as I shop, take time to consider what I actually need and virtually remove impulse buys.  It also allows me to easily stick to a budget because I can see in front of my eyes a running total and adjust my meal planning/grocery list if I find we are going over my planned spending.  It also allows us to add to the grocery order throughout the week as we remember items we need, and checkout at a time I'm already out for something else.  It fits in beautifully around our life, and saves me over an hour a week that I used to spend walking the aisles of the grocery store. 

Our solar experience!

I've had a number of requests to share about our solar system and experience with "going solar".  We installed in June 2019 but weren't fully operational from a metering perspective until July.  We live in what is likely our "forever" home.  Which means we have no plans to leave, and life would have to take a very unexpected turn for that to happen.  So we've invested heavily in making it our dream house.  We installed our pool in 2018, tore down and built a new shed, have brought in fill, ripped down a wall, and so on.  We are making it ours.