About the Blog
Paw Prints in the Kitchen is all about saving money on the not so important stuff so that you can spend it on the very important stuff. Frugal living often gets a bad rep as living on ramen noodles and not being able to do anything fun in your life.
NOT TRUE AT ALL!
Frugal living is simply picking out your financial priorities and then cutting expenses in other places of your budget.
Do you want to go on vacations? You can! Focus on cutting your eating out expenses the rest of the year.
Do you want to be able to pay for your children’s college expenses? You can do it! Make it a priority now so that in 6 months or even two years from now you won’t wish that you had started sooner!
What’s in it for You?
Money solutions are never a one-size-fits all type of deal. Everyone’s situations and lives are different. Everyone’s money priorities are going to look nothing like the person’s next to them.
I get it!
I write about a wide range of ways for you to save money like using the easiest budgeting method to create your first budget, or how to create a meal plan that your family will love, or even the magic of the easiest garlic butter that you can make from pantry staples and put on soooo many dishes!
I hope to provide you inspiration to start changing your mindset to focus on what is important to you and to not worry so much about the stuff that isn’t.
My name is Brittany and I am from Omaha, Nebraska, and yes I bleed Husker Red 🙂
I enjoy cooking, DIY-ing, saving money and all things to do with my dogs. I hate when things are made more difficult than they need to be and enjoy helping people to simplify their lives and their budgets.
I am always looking for short-cuts in the kitchen, in budgeting and anything that will save me time in general, but without sacrificing quality. I hope that you will find this blog a helpful resource for budgeting, saving time & money and achieving the lifestyle that you want.
And wine. I love wine 🙂
I paid off around $13,000 in student loan debt in only 2 years. I realize that $13,000 isn’t quite as flashy as other bloggers that were able to pay off $30,000 or even $100,000 in debt in that amount of time. But I have been implementing money saving strategies since college so that my debt numbers never got to be that high!
The only debt that I currently share (with my husband) is our mortgage. Public enemy number one!
I use the same money-saving strategies that I used in college but I am always on the lookout for new ways to save and promise to share the good and the bad strategies that I learn.
The Real Pant Wearers in this Family…
Of course not literally. These two hate pants. Yes, I would know because I have tried putting pants on my dogs… Don’t judge. But they do rule this house, that is for sure.
We rescued our first dog Emmy in June of 2016 when she was about 3 months old (she’s the one with Resting B Face on the right in the above picture. She gets that from her mom 🙂 ). We were instantly in love with this spotted little ball of fur that loved to cuddle and sit on our windowsill like a cat.
What’s better than one dog? Two of course! In August of 2017 we adopted Wes when he was about 5 months old. These two have been inseparable ever since! They are usually seen as one giant wrestling ball of fur as they try to play with the same toy or bone. (We only have like 20 but of course they want what the other one has)
The rest of the time though they can be found curled up together making adorable snoring noises that I just literally cannot resist! Wes is still growing in to his ears and I am trying to learn how to fit them completely into a picture frame!
Hopefully I didn’t scare you away with my crazy dog lady ramble! If you like what you have heard you can check out my Social Media Accounts below or get started on reading some posts to kick start your money saving goals!
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