Frugal Win of the Week

My Frugal Win of the Week is a grocery bill of $44 thanks to shopping my pantry and freezer. I decided this week I would forgo my usual grocery shopping trip of $150 for our family of three in lieu of eating the items we currently own. I tend to spend all of our weekly…

Why I suck at being a Minimalist

I discovered the concept of Minimalism right after a nasty divorce. The very first Christmas after leaving that douche bag was the eye opening moment where I realized I needed to unload a bunch of stuff, mainly because a lot of it held memories of him. This realization led me to do a google search…

How to be a Happy Camper

This week is spring break for our kiddo so we decided to take our travel trailer to the woods for a little family camping adventure. We bought our travel trailer last fall and we love it. It's perfect for us. I was so excited to get it out of storage and take it on the…

“The Color of Truth is Grey”

I found a grey hair. Actually, I found several. I'm sure there are more but I've been coloring my hair since I was 14 years old so I just can't see them. I blame my mother for setting me on my lifelong journey of sitting in a salon chair every eight weeks. She made some…

Money and the Perfect Pantry

If I were to make a list of all the things in my life that I need less of, money would not be one of them. Sure there are months when we see our net worth increase, but there are too many months when we spend more than we make. The first two months of…

Social Media Experiment Update

Just over a week ago I removed all my social media accounts from my phone. I deactivated my facebook page, deciding I was totally over Facebook and never wanted to return; simply removing it from my phone wasn't sufficient enough, I needed to shut it down completely. I have spent the better part of a…

Frugal Win of the Week

When was the last time you purchased paint? If it's been in the past few months then you know how expensive a gallon of paint has become. Even a cheaper brand of paint from a local hardware store is over $30 per gallon. I have been wanting to paint my laundry room but I didn't…

Grief and the Modern Response

My dad died in January from Covid-19. He had been on a ventilator for 37 days when we realized enough was enough and we made the difficult decision to withdraw care. I did as most people do in this day and age...I posted about his passing on Facebook. The typical scenario ensued where I received…

Welcome to Less For Now!

Hello, welcome to my blog. We are a family of three humans and one dog who love to camp, hike, and be outside when the weather permits. We are your typical American family. We have a nice home in the suburbs, two cars, two jobs, and extended family that we mildly tolerate. We spend too…