How Oil and Vinegar Refreshed My Furniture

How Oil and Vinegar Refreshed My Furniture

Some days when my husband gets home from work, the house is spotless and supper is planned and ready to cook. I know, I sound like an awesome housewife, but don’t applaud me yet. For a few more weeks there are no children in our home yet and I have a strong need to nest and clean thanks to these pregnancy hormones. Some days, however, my creativity and spontaneity get the best of me and my dear husband comes home…

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Quick, Easy, Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Bake

Quick, Easy, Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Bake

The husband and I traveled to my parent’s house for the weekend, so I knew that Thursday night’s dinner had to be something that included anything in our fridge/pantry that would spoil before Sunday night. A quick inventory led me to the following ingredients: Leftover baked boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 10-12 oz.) Small tomato on the vine (2) Medium-sized bell pepper (1) Any time I have tomatoes, peppers, and chicken I immediately think of pasta because we are some…

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How We Got a FREE Dryer from Facebook!

How We Got a FREE Dryer from Facebook!

When my husband and I first got married, we were bound and determined not to run off and buy brand new appliances and furniture like many of our newly-wed friends. We did NOT want to start our marriage with furniture or appliance payments for pieces we’d just replace in the next five or so years. So, we rented an apartment with a fully furnished kitchen, had a few mismatched pieces of bedroom furniture, a small bar and stools set, and…

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How We Are Taking Control of our Grocery Budget…without coupons/sales papers!

How We Are Taking Control of our Grocery Budget…without coupons/sales papers!

I have a confession to make…I am obsessed with chocolate milk. And I truly mean obsessed. Like, imagine a 24 week pregnant woman crying on the floor of her kitchen because she ran out of Hershey’s chocolate syrup to stir into her lactose free milk kind of obsessed. John frequently says he feels like he is married to an 8 year old because of how excited that rich chocolatey drink makes me. So, back to that 24 week pregnant woman…

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Why I Don’t Regret “Jumping into Marriage” with My Soldier

Why I Don’t Regret “Jumping into Marriage” with My Soldier

Original post written on February 29, 2016 for my old and no longer updated blog (Jess and Her Musings), but I wanted to share it here with all of my “Southern Class on a Budget” followers.  Photo credits to Charley Jace Fotos Today, I’ve been married to this amazing man for 4 wonderful and life-changing months. On October 29, 2015, we stood in the courthouse and promised ourselves to one another making quite possibly the biggest commitment of our lives. I never thought…

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Welcome to “Southern Class on a Budget”

Welcome to “Southern Class on a Budget”

Hey y’all, I’m Jess! Owner and publisher of all things Southern Class on a Budget. As an Army wife to my soldier John, and a FTM to Baby L (expected August 2016!), I am always looking for new ways to maintain a high-class life on a budget. I hold degrees in Writing and Communication, Rural Studies, and Diversified Agriculture, and love to share my deep roots that are tied in the “Southern Way of Life”. Maintaining a life fit to be…

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