My Story

Whitney Sparks is a teacher who loves to teach children and adults. She works as a 3rd grade teacher, but also teaches coupon classes in her area. She has written for many blogs including Dashing Dish and Faith &Finance. She was also featured on KBTX as “The Coupon Queen” and was interview on 89.1 KEOS in a segment called “A Family … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey, everyone.  I just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.  I also wanted to take this time to say “Thank You”. I have encountered so many people that tell me that this little blog has helped them in so many ways but instead of thanking me, you can thank our Heavenly Father who laid this on my … Read More

We’re Debt Free! How Our Family Eliminated Debt Completely

Wow!  There is no topic that I love talking more about than debt, except for budgets. Our family is debt free, with the exception of our house, and it feels so good.  We are currently looking at refinancing our home and hope to have it paid for in 12 years or less.  That will be the best feeling of all! … Read More

Organizing My Kid’s Rooms On a Budget

So something you may not know about us is that we live in a  1330 sq. ft. house.  What this means is that I have to keep us downsized every summer.  It’s really not a big deal, but as soon as school lets out I start cleaning, selling, and throwing away. This year, I decided to put the boys together … Read More

It’s That Time of Year…Back 2 School Shopping

I know.  I know.  It’s that time of year.  I am actually grateful that I only have 2 children when it comes to back to school shopping.  Even though I have a small family, I still love saving money.  So, I’m taking my oldest son, Eli, out this weekend to do just that.  Here’s where I’m starting… Backpacks and Lunckits … Read More