Hello and welcome to my world of frugality, organizing, cleaning, recipes and just about anything else that will help to make life less expensive, easier and a teensy bit more sane and enjoyable.  I think we all could use that!

My name is Jessica (formerly Busymominbellevue.com) and I live in Bellevue, NE (home of SAC Offutt AFB), just under 15 minutes from Omaha.  I am so happy that you’re here.

This is my beautiful family!  My husband and I were married in June 2012 and our little girl came along in 2015…we are so blessed!

Goals and Ambitions

My goal is to promote, share money making & savings ideas as well as ideas on how to make your life easier.  I am not in any way, shape or form a money expert (licensed, educated, etc). In fact my background consists of a bachelor’s degree in legal assistant studies and over twenty years of dealing with people in high-stress environments. Any info that I offer is based on my 40+ years on this planet and common sense.

I am big into saving money. If my dad were still with us, he would tell you that I still have my first nickel. But, unfortunately that is not true (sorry, dad). I have fallen into money troubles for a whole host of reasons, many of which I am happy to share throughout this blog. But, I am also happy to share with you what I am currently doing, what I’ve had to do and what I plan to do in the future.

My other goal is to help my visitors to see that you can live a frugal life without suffering, without being stingy, etc. Being frugal and being stingy are totally different things…I think that it all depends on where your priorities are and where you draw the line.

Enjoyable Things

I enjoy doing simple arts and crafts with my daughter. I am teaching her about utilizing things around the house (old magazines, plastic bottles, etc). My husband and I both enjoy DIY projects, at least when we can get them done. I usually go for upcycling and renovating projects, as they involve the bare bones already.

Grounded By Faith

My faith guides me as well as old school family traditions. Neither has failed me, especially in these last few years. My husband is in remission from thyroid cancer and every day is a blessing. He and I have been through a lot and we’ve been to the brink on several occasions. Prayer, family support and remaining steadfast are our weapons of choice in dealing with what is thrown at us…it works 🙂