Basic Couponing 101 – The Frugal Lifestyle

Basic Couponing 101 – The Frugal Lifestyle Online Video is part 1 of “The Method.”  You can achieve total financial freedom with The Method! Learning to coupon can be frustrating and hard so I made an online coupon class to make it easy to learn! Learn how coupons create instant disposable income without getting another job!  I have made my class FREE and available on YouTube so you can watch from anywhere at anytime! Over 4 hours of coaching in the following topics: 1. “The Continue reading →

Kick Your Food Addiction to the Curb

Kick Your Food Addiction to the Curb Kick your food addiction to the curb and stop binge eating for good health!  You really can take control of your eating and win the battle of the bulge by switching your body from carb burning to fat burning mode!  Imagine never feeling ravenously hungry, never craving sugary, carb loaded sweets and actually turning your nose up at anything that even tastes like it has sugar in it while losing weight, gaining more energy and confidence in your Continue reading →

The Power in Your Thoughts

The Power in Your Thoughts The power in your thoughts and what you are thinking today will determine tomorrow’s reality in your life.  For example, if you believe a goal is impossible for you to overcome then it will become impossible for you to achieve it until you first believe that you can and envision yourself overcoming this obstacle or barrier. Throw Convention Out The Window We are taught to solve problems by first identifying the problem and then seek the solution.  But if the Continue reading →

Happy Fall

Happy Fall Happy Fall!!  My idea of the perfect fall day is enjoying the cooler weather and the beautiful changing of the leaves while sipping something warm to drink as I breathe in the crisp air!  Fall seems to be a time for rejuvenation in my personal opinion.  Trees and plants go into a rest mode to prepare for winter and everything seems to slow down and reserve energy.  I am going through the same kind of rejuvenation in my own life right now with Continue reading →

What is the Ketogenic Diet

What is the Ketogenic Diet What is the Ketogenic Diet?  According to Wikipedia – The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into Continue reading →

Easy Kimchi Recipe

Easy Kimchi Recipe Learning to make kimchi at home was a necessity Easy Kimchi Recipe was the best recipe I have ventured out to attempt to create in my entire life!  To help you fully understand just know that it’s considered shameful or disgraceful to claim that you are Korean but you don’t know how to make a basic kimchi at home.  It would be the equivalent of saying I am an American but I have no idea how to grill hamburgers and hotdogs. Every Continue reading →

You can afford brand name clothing for pennies at JCPenney with coupons

You can afford brand name clothing for pennies at JCPenney with coupons!  JCPenney mails me a flyer every two weeks with these three coupons: $10 off $10 or more purchase coupon Extra 15% off coupon for apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry & home, etc $10 off $25 or more purchase coupon Those coupons alone always make for great deals and free items!  But pair it up with an ibotta rebate and it makes for a happy shopping haul!!  Ibotta is a phone app that gives Continue reading →

Electric bills going up? What are you really paying for?

Electric Bills Going Up?  What are you really paying for? I strongly believe that a fully informed consumer is a smart and practical consumer!  So let’s get to fully informing you of your energy charges! This is a copy of my actual energy bill for my home.  I blotted out my account number and personal information to protect my privacy.  I am sure you don’t mind, do you? First things first, let’s talk about what you are being charged for energy.  My rate plan is Continue reading →

Lose Weight, Feel Great? Not exactly!

Lose Weight, Feel Great? Not exactly! Photo Now you too can lose weight and feel great! courtesy of Vincent Diamante CC 2.0 Lose Weight, Feel Great? Not exactly!  The woman in the photo looks and feels fabulous and I am happy for her!  I am patiently waiting as I continue to work hard for the day that I can do that with my pants!  I will be taking before and after photos, but I will wait until I reach my goal weight before I reveal those hard to Continue reading →

Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe

Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe Korean Beef and Radish Soup Recipe is one of my favorite go-to comfort soup recipes.  I grew up eating homemade soups and my love for soup has not diminished as an adult. I love making my own simple soups at home because I know exactly what is going into it as well as controlling the amount of sodium and there are no additives, stabilizers or artificial crap to make it last forever.  I am eating all of it the Continue reading →

Free Range Organic Chicken Was the Better Bargain!

Free Range Organic Chicken Was the Better Bargain! Free Range Organic Chicken Was the Better Bargain!  Who knew, right?  To be honest, I was completely floored at the difference in price and the natural chicken is obviously the better choice.  My frugality led me to browse the meat market since I had the infamous H-E-B $3 off any fresh beef, chicken or seafood catalina coupon. I never, ever gave a thought to free range, organic or natural selections of meats until yesterday at my local Continue reading →

Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad

Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad Korean Wakame Seaweed Salad is yet another gluten free super food that I simply cannot live without.  I also eat Wakame seaweed in my Korean Seaweed Soup Recipe (Miyeok Guk) which is another one of my favorite recipes!  Okay, let’s just say that I am really loving my Korean Cuisine and having any excuse at all to eat it all the time is perfectly fine with me! Sea vegetables like Wakame seaweed, Nori seaweed(think sushi rolls) and Kombu seaweed (used with anchovies Continue reading →

My Accidental Gluten Free Diet

My Accidental Gluten Free Diet My Accidental Gluten Free Diet happened when I decided to go back to my roots and eat nothing but Korean Cuisine from here on out!  Note that I wrote gluten free not glutton free!!  Haha!!  I also have a few free apps and resources to share with you that I am currently using and loving for fitness, nutrition and good health! I never intended to go gluten free I’ve always wanted to be physically fit with a flat belly but Continue reading →

Mental Road Blocks

Mental Road Blocks Mental road blocks can be difficult to navigate when you are not expecting an obstacle to slow you down.  I hate to admit that sometimes the solution to the problem is simple and obvious but it may not seem so simple or obvious to the person experiencing the mental road block.  The solution to this problem seems pretty simple and straight forward – simply step onto the grass and go around the gate.  But there are many people who don’t know or Continue reading →

Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Is Ignorance Really Bliss? Is Ignorance Really Bliss?  In this particular instance the answer is YES!  I had no idea I was walking a total of 2 miles a day by walking my kids to and from school and if I had known this information before committing to do it then I probably would not have ever done it!  That’s just proof that stinking thinking really can stop us from reaching our goals long before we ever make an attempt! Excuses, BS and the blame Continue reading →

In the Famous Words of RuPaul…My Favorite Drag Queen

In the Famous Words of RuPaul…My Favorite Drag Queen In the Famous Words of RuPaul…My Favorite Drag Queen – “If you can’t love yourself then how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?  Can I get an Amen?”  The lyrics of her fabulous song Can I Get An Amen featuring Martha Washington sums it all up for me!  I must take care of me, love me and nourish me before I can do it for anyone else. “Success is nothing more than moving from Continue reading →

Transparency – See me now?

Transparency – See me now? Transparency – See me now?  According to Wikipedia – Transparency, as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in other social contexts, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. It has been defined simply as “the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender”.[1] For example, a cashier making change after a point of sale transaction by offering a record of the Continue reading →

Free Downloads Updated to pdf

Free Downloads Updated to pdf Free Downloads Updated to pdf – finally!  So now you can download and print easily and you won’t need to worry about finding an application that open the files for you.  These files had not been available in pdf format originally but I have taken the time to convert them so now you can easily download, save and print! I hope you will take a moment to review the Free Downloads Updated to pdf and consider using them as tools Continue reading →

Destination – Financial Freedom

Destination – Financial Freedom A 4-part series of posts about reaching your own personal financial freedom from Personal Finance & Money Management Coach Emily Bristol, CPLC Destination – Financial Freedom!!  That’s exactly where I am headed!  What about you?  Are you on a clear path to financial freedom or are you skeptical that it’s a long hard road?  I’ve got good news – it’s closer than you think and easier than you ever thought possible!  This is a 4 part series that includes the following: Continue reading →

Crash and Burn!

Crash and Burn! Crash and Burn!  That’s exactly what happened to me this morning when I woke up and did some routine updates to my website!  I hadn’t even had an entire cup of coffee yet!  It’s a good change though because it gives me the perfect opportunity to break some good and bad news to you all.  I do apologize for the inconvenience of my website getting all “screwy” this morning and it might not look the same each time you visit it until Continue reading →