Step-by-Step Freezer Organization and Inventory

I think I’m somehow hardwired to morph into full-on nesting mode during the cold, winter months. I think it’s the amount of time I spend indoors, due to the frigid temperatures outdoors. This week marked the apex of my seasonal quandary. I had overspent my grocery budget in the first week of the year, meaning … Read moreStep-by-Step Freezer Organization and Inventory

3 Hacks for Organizing Your Pantry

I read somewhere many years ago that disorder costs you money. At the time, I thought, “No, it doesn’t cost me anything.” However, since that time, I have found this statement to be true time and time again. Your pantry is the perfect example of the principle. How many times do you head to the … Read more3 Hacks for Organizing Your Pantry

Easy Chex Mix Flavored Popcorn

I recently got some free packets of Chex Mix seasoning from the grocery store. We were invited to a party that week and I decided to take popcorn, which was flavored using the seasoning packet. (Links in posts on Under the Median are affiliate links. When you make a purchase through one of my links, … Read moreEasy Chex Mix Flavored Popcorn

3 Simple Documents Will Immediately Help Your Finances

I have three important things that I do every single January. As, the New Year arrives, I take a deep breath, total up our expenses in every single category, and create an end-of-the-year spreadsheet. This Excel form tells us how much we spent in each category, how much we overspent (Yep! We do make mistakes … Read more3 Simple Documents Will Immediately Help Your Finances

10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Earlier this week, I published, “10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love.” Today, I have a companion piece for you! Every Christmas, our family also selects some read aloud favorites for cold, snowy nights, complete with hot cocoa and holiday cookies! Yep! We’re just that old fashioned! Here’s a list of our favorites, in … Read more10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

We have a family Christmas tradition. Each year we gather to watch several movies throughout the holiday season. Although elements of our list have changed and grown as the years have flown by and our children have grown up, there are certain movies that remain (no matter how old we all get.) (Posts on this … Read more10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

Winter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1:  Bake Cookies.   Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read moreWinter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

6 Inexpensive Gifts That Co-workers Will Love

Giving co-workers a small gift at Christmas can be both meaningful and inexpensive. We all want to tell those with whom we work that we appreciate them. If your office has a Secret Santa gift exchange, then you’ll find some great, affordable ideas in this post! So, let’s look at some ideas that are both … Read more6 Inexpensive Gifts That Co-workers Will Love