The Willow Brook Life

Balancing Time, Money & Life

HOW WE SAVED $600 IN ONE MONTH!

how we saved $600 in one month

We saved over $600 in just one month by changing some all-too-common habits that were draining our budget! Saving money starts as a choice followed by direct action. It takes discipline and intention. Your mind has to be made up that it is more important to save money for, (fill Read more…


HOW WE PAID OFF $55K OF DEBT ON 1 LOW INCOME

how we paid off 55K in debt on 1 low income

Debt is a horrible thing. It robs us of what is ours, it takes away opportunity, freedom and security. It keeps people awake at night and working around the clock. I know because my husband and I have been up to our eyeballs in it since we got married. I Read more…


MONEY SECRETS OF REAL MILLIONAIRES

Money secrets of real millionaires

When we think about “success” we think money. When we think money, we think of having so much of it that it no longer brings concern. Some of us may even think in numbers like millions or billions. If you have any ambition to be successful at all, why not Read more…


HYGGE-THE SECRET TO NORDIC LIVING FROM THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

Let me paint a picture for you: You’ve just graduated from high school. Everybody and their neighbor has asked you what your plans are. Every time someone asks your stomach gets all knotted. You don’t really know, and you go off to college anyway. You start your classes and pick Read more…


10 HACKS YOU NEED FOR A PERFECTLY CLEAN HOME

So, I have a bit of a confession. I’m sort of a neat freak. I’m undeniably “type A”. If my home is messy, unorganized, or at all out of place I tend to get stressed out and ……well angry. I lose my patience very quickly when my house is not Read more…


5 WAYS TO MASTER YOUR NEXT GROCERY SHOP

5 ways to master your next grocery shop

Believe it or not there is a wrong way to use coupons and shop the deals, even when you are saving money with your grocery shopping. Grocery chains spend so much money on marketing and advertising. They spend this money knowing it will pay off! After all, they are a Read more…


13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With a Food Processor

I have a food processor in the cupboard that I used to only use for the 1 or 2 tasks a month.. A while ago we took our eating habits to a much healthier level and this thing has made it much simpler! I use it almost daily now after Read more…


15 AMAZING THINGS VINEGAR CAN DO THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

The average household ingredient, vinegar, is thought of mostly as a salad or cooking ingredient. But did you know the crazy things this simple product can do? From gardens to house, from germs to food, this amazing ingredient can transform the way you clean and hack your life! Here is Read more…


HOW WE SAVED HUNDREDS BY CHANGING THIS ONE COFFEE HABIT

how we saved hundred with this one coffee habit

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer I’m not one to go out and get a Starbucks Latte every morning (although I have been known to treat myself) however I’m a huge Kurig pod coffee lover! I used to drink a half-pot to a pot of coffee a day Read more…


How to Lose Weight Without Dieting (Especially If You Weigh Over 200 lbs)

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer Have you tried every diet under the sun? If you weigh over 200 pounds and you feel like you are at your wits end with trying to lose weight, and having it backfire on you over and over again, then this article Read more…