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Dining Room Rug Makeover via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Dining Room Rug Makeover

Area rugs finish off any room beautifully and when you don’t have one, it definitely makes for an awkward space. I have literally spent the last four years searching for the perfect dining room rug. I’ve looked through catalogs, in stores and online, yet nothing captured my attention until I found Read More

5 Signs you need a new mattress via A Bowl Full of Lemons

5 Signs You Need a New Mattress

A third of your day is spent sleeping on your mattress, so you want it to be a comfortable and restful experience. A good mattress is worth the investment and should be replaced about every 8 years. If you answer yes to any of these five questions, it may be time Read More

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5 Financial Books Everyone Should Read

Cultivating Financial Freedom begins with the person looking back at you in the mirror. The decisions you make determine your future and what you choose to read, watch, and surround yourself with all have a major influence on your financial life.  So you must choose wisely. These 5 books have greatly influenced my Read More

10 Simple Ways to Save Money via A Bowl Full of Lemons

10 Simple Ways to Save Money

Stretching your weekly budget and getting out of debt takes creativity and will power. The little things you do every day will determine whether or not you will succeed.  Here are 10 simple ways to save money so your budget will go further and you can finally get out of Read More

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The Cash Envelope System

As we continue our Cultivating Financial Freedom series, we’re moving on to part 3 – The Cash Envelope System. The cash envelope system is a way to manage your money that is conducive to saving. In place of credit or debit cards, you simply pay with cash. For some reason, Read More

The Written Budget by A Bowl Full of Lemons

Create A Written Budget

Step 2 of Cultivating Financial Freedom is learning how to create a written budget. If you missed step 1, setting financial goals, click here. Don’t skip the first step! You will need that in order to succeed with the rest. Today it’s all about your budget. The single most important thing you can do to change your financial Read More

Debt Free Kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Set Financial Goals with Debt Free Charts

The first step to financial freedom is setting goals. What do you hope to accomplish? Where do you want to be in one year, five years, at retirement? Do you want to buy a home? My husband and I want to pay off our mortgage in two years and retire Read More

Cultivating Financial Freedom by A Bowl Full of Lemons

Cultivating Financial Freedom

Welcome to A Bowl Full of Lemons. During the month of September, I will be sharing our journey towards financial independence and hopefully inspire you to do the same. But before I begin, I must warn you that I am not a financial advisor and my college degree doesn’t have anything Read More

Living on a budget in the real world

One Project at a Time: September 2016

Welcome back to One Project at a Time, a monthly link party that allows all of you to share the projects you’ve been working so hard on. During the month of September here at A Bowl Full of Lemons, we are talking about FINANCIAL FREEDOM! There’s no better feature than a blogger who Read More

Memory Keeping and Photo Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Memory Keeping & Photo Organization

Printing and organizing photos are a thing of the past. Even scrapbooking is loosing it’s popularity. Everyone has gone digital, whether it’s on your smart phone, iPad, or your computer. This means that most of us haven’t printed out photos in ages or have minimal pictures to show for all of the memories we’ve created. Read More