Lifelong Learning Podcast Host and Frugal Mom$ter

No New Clothes: July Edition

It’s now been 9 months since I started the challenge to stop buying new clothes for a year. I’ve only purchased a pair of sandals last month, in June, and that’s it! While I have realized I may need to replace some undergarments, I’m okay with waiting to look at...

KonMari Method: Tidying Clothes

Over a month ago I mentioned I started reading the KonMari Method for tidying your home. I managed to fit in the first section of the book while we’re working on office renovations. According to Kondo’s method, the first space you begin to tidy is your closet. When we started our frugal journey...

5 Awesome Things About a Home Treadmill

I’m so glad I decided to get a treadmill instead of another couch, as its proven it’s worth in this excessive heat wave we are having. I have no excuse not to run and I’ve been journaling my journey over on Instagram: @kate_nesi if you’re interested in following along. Last...

Homemade PlayDoh

We’ve not had a lot of time in the kitchen despite being home all day. I fit in spurts here and there when the kiddos seem to be calm. Otherwise, the day is filled with meals, playtime, nap times, and repeat. That Crab is getting so big and energetic he’s...

Renovating Our Office Space

We’ve been a little busy around here this summer renovating our fourth bedroom into an office. We worked hard to get our outdoor projects done the first week we were on break, and now that most of the outdoor projects, sans a large garden area, are done Mr. FM is...

No New Clothes Update: June

I did it, after 7 months without purchasing one clothing or accessory item, I splurged. I spent $15 on a pair of sandals. I have 3 pairs of sandals, but none are made all plastic with a standard slip-on (which won’t get funky over time). One pair is leather with...