16 Water - Pure Water on the Go

16 Water: Pure Water on the Go

This post brought to you by 16 Water. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Humbled Homemaker. A few weeks back I had the opportunity to try a new brand of bottled water--16 Water.  Since we have a good water filter, I rarely drink bottled water at home, but it's something I've struggled with when we go out--especially when we are traveling on long trips to visit hubby's family in Mississippi. Most of the time, we just order water from whatever restaurant we are eating at along the way, and, because I am used to purified water, I can always taste the chlorine in … [keep reading...]

Men can be hard to buy for! Here's a great list of 14 Valentine's Day gift ideas for men! (And this list was compiled by a man!)

14 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men {Written by a Man!}

By Contributing Writer, Will Odom (Erin's husband!) I have to admit that I am not a big fan of Valentine's Day for various reasons. It seems to have become another over-commercialized holiday that requires gift giving. As a matter of fact, the average person spent $130 on a loved one in 2013. And this is just a month after Christmas? I just don't see the need for a specific day to show someone I love them when I do that all year around. And I really dislike spending $5 on a card that will more than likely end up in the recycling bin anyway. Now before I get drawn and quartered by … [keep reading...]

I love Trader Joe's! There are many real food items that are always a great deal at Trader Joe's! Here's a list, plus tips for saving money on healthy food at TJ's.

Saving Money on Real Food at Trader Joe’s

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Trader Joe's has a special place in my heart. When my husband and I were first married, we loved doing our grocery shopping at Trader Joe's because of the quick, tasty frozen meals they had. We would peruse the aisles hand-in-hand, stocking up on their orange chicken, tamales, and chicken kabobs. It was our weekly date night. We enjoyed the limited selection of items because it just made life easier for us.   Then we slowly transitioned to a real food lifestyle, and eventually ended up cutting out a lot of the food that we had enjoyed eating there. … [keep reading...]

I had to figure out how to get higher quality foods without significantly increasing my grocery budget. Here are 7 things I did to help our family afford healthy food!

You CAN Afford Healthy Food!

Guest post by Sarah of Grounded and Surrounded I am frugal to a fault. That’s a fact. My goal in life is often to see how much money I can AVOID SPENDING. Maybe you can relate? Although I am all … [keep reading...]

1 family of 4 spent just $170 for a month of groceries! Here's how they made it work, along with a sample menu plan! Cutting back on grocery spending helped them pay off student loans...

My $170 Grocery Budget Challenge

By Shannon, Contributing Writer “I wan’ some B-nana.” My 2-year-old's sweet voice rang out, throwing in, “Pleeease Mama.” He must have sensed I was about to say no. He tried again. “I wan' … [keep reading...]

Homemaker's Legacy

The Legacy of a Homemaker

Dear Nanny, Did it all go so fast? Much faster than you imagined on the day you said "I do," sporting the pressed periwinkle dress with the flowers pinned to your bonnet? Much faster than you … [keep reading...]

Best Books Read in 2014

Best Books Read in 2014

It's no secret that I LOVE to read. It's a passion that started in childhood, and I don't see it ever waning. I don't get to read as often as I did in my childhood and pre-mommy days, but when I do … [keep reading...]

Why Baby Steps to Health Make a Difference - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Why Baby Steps to Health Matter

It's the time of the year again: People everywhere are making resolutions left and right. And getting healthy usually tops the list of goals people set in the new year.  The sad thing is that many … [keep reading...]

7 Ways to Choose Joy at Christmas cover

7 Ways to Choose Joy at Christmas

By April Swiger, Contributing Writer Christmas can be a difficult season for me. I’m more inclined to plug my ears when I hear “it’s a holly jolly Christmas” at the store, than push my cart with a … [keep reading...]