Last week, Brigit shared several ways to care for our hair and skin during the brutal winter months. What really caught my eye were her DIY suggestions—common kitchen ingredients that remedy many winter woes. Our skin is the largest organ we have! It deserves some TLC, right?
Below are my staple, inexpensive do-it-yourself recipes for maintaining soft skin and hair when the weather outside is frightful (I couldn’t help myself).
In previous posts, I walked you through my wallet-friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.
However, over the years, the healthy lifestyle narrative seems to have switched from “three square meals a day” to “five or six smaller, nutritious meals.” That’s music to my ears.
The key to healthier, more budget-friendly eating during the week is planning ahead. For breakfast and lunch, which usually entail simpler dishes with virtually no time at a stove, this is simple.
Unfortunately, dinner is where I slip up.
Feeling energized and alert because you ditched the fast food combos and tried my affordable breakfast suggestions? Well, you’re welcome.
By noon, your tummy’s rumblin’ for more healthy money-saving goodness, so here are the ways that I eat lunch on a budget.
About 6 months ago, I wrote about my five food budget busters. I wasted $100 or more each month on this handful of bad habits. Groceries spoiled while I feasted on take-out.
My budget busters started with the most important meal of the day. For breakfast, I either scarfed a sloppy sausage-egg-biscuit creation from a fast food joint or starved myself until I could feast on an expensive store-bought lunch.
Well, in that last post, I admitted I had a problem. Now, I’m happy to report that I’ve fixed at least one part of it—thanks to three simple breakfast options. These saved my wallet and my waistline. Dig in if you’re facing the same struggles.
A couple months ago, I shared my tips for recent high school and college grads. Well, former high schoolers—the gig is up. Back to reality. The fall semester is here.
My baby bro is one of those wide-eyed freshmen, and I don’t want him to make the same mistakes my friends and I made. So listen closely, y’all—big sis is talking.
International roundtrip plane ticket? Check. Passport and tourist visa? Check and check. I provided tips on those aspects of international travel in my last two posts. But we’re not quite ready for the jet setter life yet!
In my previous post, I provided tips for buying an international plane ticket. But you won’t even get to airport security if you don’t have travel documents!
While visas, passports, and those tiny photos you need to go with them aren’t the biggest chunk of your budget, they are the most crucial! And you don’t want to end up paying more than you need to for them—figuratively and literally.
Apart from student loans, traveling to an international destination is probably the most money I’ve spent at one time. (Note: I’m from Texas, so traveling to Mexico doesn’t count, y’all!)
It’s all too easy to talk yourself out of spending the money on that ticket and staying stagnant. By checking these major categories off my list, I stay excited about the trip and eager to turn it into a reality—not just a mood board on my wall!
Have you ever reached for a broom only to remember you never bought one? Is there a blanket on your window because, oh yeah, windows need curtains? Tried to put your electricity bill on the fridge, but … you have no magnets?
That’s my life. And It stings, man.