We have paid-off $21,814.86 in debt to-date!!!

I just felt the need to write this post this morning to let all of you out there that are on this debt free journey with us know that it is possible to do this!!

Those of you who are subscribed to my You Tube Channel and who have watched the video I posted on January 20th, 2016 titled ” We Are Stopping Our Debt Snowball!! :(“ will understand why it is so amazing and motivating to see that number above.  I mean paying off over 21,000 in debt is no simple task.  I remember a few years back reading something like this on the internet wishing that could be us.  But, never thinking it was possible.

We had plans to pay off our second mortgage this year by December, but then we found out that our son needs braces to prevent two teeth from becoming impacted.  So, we had to put our debt snowball on hold.  We are focusing on saving up the cost of the braces as fast as possible, then we are going to jump back onto the debt.

I just want to remind others on this journey, or thinking about starting this journey, that there are going to be bumps in the road.   You will be tested with decisions that need to be made like this, and whether or not you make it on this journey is all about how you handle those decisions and situations.

We were very lucky that we were already on this journey and have our finances in order.  We are in a much better situation to be able to handle getting these braces for him, even though we still on baby step 2.

Please let me know in the comments below how you are doing on your debt-free journey, or if you are thinking about starting this journey and have questions let me know!


Updated!!! – How To Set Up An Excel Budget For Beginners

I re-recorded this tutorial for y’all because I received a request to include those Actual vs Budget columns I show in my update videos, and because my volume is so much better now with my new mic!!  🙂

Here is the free spreadsheet I put on my website for y’all:

You can email me at jennifer@pathtodebtfreedom.org!

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☼ Weekly Budget Update!! ☼ 2-19-2016

Here is our weekly budget update for this week!  I posted it a few minutes ago, but had to take that one down and re-record, because I am still trying to get used to these microphone settings!  🙂

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My Top 5 Favorite Kitchen Items!! – Collab Video

I am participating in a Collab on my You Tube channel today called “Top 5 Favorite Kitchen Items”!!

The Resourceful Mama created this Collab, so make sure to go check her video and channel out! There are going to be several others participating in this Collab as well, so make sure to go check them out too! 🙂

I wanted to share some yummy recipes that I cook in my favorite kitchen items. My 5 Favorite Items are my Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Kitchen Aid Mixer, George Foreman Grill, and Bread Machine. Here are some of my favorite recipes in each. I hope you all enjoy! 🙂

Instant Pot

Frozen Chicken Breasts

[Instant Pot] Insta-Chicken! (or, how pressure cooking revolutionized my weeknight dinners)

Corn on the Cob

Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes in the Instant Pot (So Easy!)

Whole Chicken


Slow Cooker
This is my video on 11 freezer to crock pot meals. 🙂

Kitchen Aid Mixer
These are my absolute favorite sugar cookies!

George Foreman Grill
I know it is silly, but I love this site. There are so many delicious recipes!

Bread Machine

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Pizza Dough

Bread Machine Pizza Dough {Recipe}

Here are my Amazon affiliate links to my favorite items!

Bread Machine

Instant Pot

George Foreman

Crockpot ( I couldn’t find my exact one, but this one is a comparable, programmable crock pot)

Kitchen Aid

Comment down below to let me know your favorite kitchen items and recipes!! Thanks! 🙂


How To Set-Up An Excel Budget – For Beginners

Hi!  Here is my video tutorial on how to set-up an Excel based budget from scratch!  And, here is the link to download the spreadsheets to get started.  The first is a list of just the groupings for you to tweak for yourself, the second has a example budget already entered.  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for watching!  🙂



My New Budget   My New Budget v2