Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Martha’s not coming, so have yourself a Not-So-Perfect little Christmas!

T-minus seven days and counting until Christmas, and if you've been following this series and working on things a little bit at a time over the past few weeks, hopefully you're in pretty good shape for the big day!  We've talked about budgeting, planning, and completing important tasks, but this … [Read more...]

Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Our weekly guide to holiday organization, savings, and fun!

Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas is just three months from today?  In just thirteen short weeks, Sisters and Misters, Santa Claus will be comin' to town...but if you stick with us, he won't be bringing chaos, anxiety, or tons of debt to your house this year! In the next 13 weeks, we'll share our … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Hand-Dipped Chocolates–a fun and frugal gift!


There’s one homemade gift that I love to give, and pretty much everyone I know loves to receive: chocolates.  So this time of year, I round up a few of my favorite little elves and churn out a variety of chocolate-dipped candies and treats that our family can give as gifts and share with others … [Read more...]