Money Saving Q & A's

Today I posted a video on my YouTube channel, Saving Money With Sarah, where I answered a few questions that I have been getting from friends and family since we have started the Dave Ramsey Program! 

Here are the questions I answered:
1. We use credit cards for everything and then pay off at the end of the month, is that okay?
2. Do you use the Dave Ramsey app, Every Dollar?
3. What is your monthly grocery budget?
4. How do you budget for clothes?
5. What do you do with leftover money when budgeting?
6. How much of my salary should I be saving?

If you have any questions that you'd like answered, please let me know!

Come check out my channel, and be sure to subscribe to find out when new videos are posted!

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Our Dave Ramsey Story

I started a YouTube Channel! Yep! You read that right! I disappeared from the blogging world and now I'm reappearing in YouTube land! Lots has been going on in this life of ours, so I just haven't had the time to sit down and write blog posts. The most important thing that has happened to us is that my husband and I have started taking FPU (financial peace university) with Dave Ramsey and it's changing our lives.

We have officially started to get out of debt which consists of my student loans and our car loan. We are hoping to be done by this time next year! Since we have been going at this for a couple of months, we have learned SO much. All of our friends have seen what we are doing, and are asking for advice and help, so I thought, why not start a YouTube channel talking about our story, our progress, and answering questions along the way? I love finding out new ways to save money and I love sharing what we're doing. So, check out my channel, Saving Money With Sarah, and don't forget to subscribe (!) if you are wanting to stay up to date on our story! If you have any questions you want answered, or are just curious about, let me know! I plan on doing a lot of Q&A videos :) I will also post on the blog when I have a new video up and on all of my social media channels! Thanks for following along!

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Easy Dinner: Chicken and Rice

Hello dear friends, I have another great fall recipe for you! This dish has minimal ingredients and is so easy to make! My mom used to make this all the time for us when we were growing up. It makes a lot of leftovers, so I like to make it on the weekends so that we can eat it for lunches during the week.

2 diced chicken breasts (uncooked)
32 oz or 1 qt of low sodium chicken broth
minced garlic
2 tbsp of basil
2 cups of uncooked rice (I use Uncle Ben's Brown Rice)

Step 1:
In large dutch oven pan, cook chicken and garlic. I usually add my garlic in right before the chicken is done.

Step 2:
Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30-40 mins or until all liquid is gone.

Step 3:

**We sometimes add a little bit of Ranch dressing on top, and my dad likes to heat up some frozen peas to mix in.**

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2014 Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour

Fall is my favorite time of the year (along with just about everybody else). I love the cooler temps, colorful leaves, and pumpkins everywhere. Texas usually has a pretty short fall, and the colors change on the leaves so fast you barely get a chance to enjoy them. So, to make the season longer for me, I decorate in the beginning of September. That gives me a good 2 and a half months of enjoying all things fall!! Welcome to my fall home!

DIY chalkboard woodslice
Tutorial on wood slice coming soon!

I found the scarecrow and leaves at Dollar Tree and the pumpkin is from Target dollar section!

The "Give Thanks" sign is from the Target dollar section and the pumpkins are from Hobby Lobby.

I made this wreath using my DIY Wreath Tutorial, I bought the leaves from Dollar Store!

As you can see, I don't spend a lot of money on decorations. I just can't justify it since they are only up for a short period of time! What is your favorite thing about fall? How do you decorate your home?

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Roasted Veggies and Garlic Noodles

OMG y'all this dish has got to be my new favorite dish to make in our house! It's so easy to cook, healthy, and makes tons of leftovers. All wins in my book. This will be perfect to make Sunday night and to have for lunch the next day.

1 Bag of baby red potatoes quartered
Frozen broccoli
Frozen baby carrots (optional)
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper
1 Box of Rotini noodles
Minced garlic
13x9 pan

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In pan place potatoes and broccoli (and carrots if you choose, we just don't like them!), drizzle olive oil and stir. Next add salt and pepper to your liking, and coat with Italian Seasoning. I love the seasoning, so I put a lot on it! Stir again and place in oven for 30 mins.

Step 2: After 30 mins, take out and stir again, place back in oven for 20 mins, stir again, put back for another 20 mins. 

Step 3: Cook noodles according to box directions. Once done, drain, put back into pot. Drizzle with olive oil and put in as much garlic as you like and stir.

Step 4: The veggies should be done, and easy way to tell is when you stir them, the broccoli should just fall apart, it'll be really tender.

Step 5: Put back into oven if you feel it needs more time, I do 5 min increments. When done, add noodles to bowl and top with veggies! I sometimes add a bit more salt and a little bit of butter, but you don't have to! 


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