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3 Life Lessons I Learned from Joanna Gaines

  March 17

This week, I finished reading an incredible book that really surprised me (in a good way). Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. So, I wanted to read their book, The Magnolia Story. I patiently waited on a list of people at my library to get … Continued

That Time I Found $231 In My Basement

  March 7

Yesterday was one of those crazy days that was full of highs and lows. In the morning, I talked to my accountant, Eric, who told me my tax bill was going to be about $2,000 more than I was expecting. Womp. Womp. One day I’ll get my business tax estimations right, but this year’s miscalculation … Continued

3 Ways to Travel the World for Free

  February 16

If this blog has proved anything over the past few years, it’s that you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to travel. The hubs and I are major fans of seeing new places. It’s one of our most favorite things to do in life. We even lived in the Caribbean for three years … Continued

My 8 Step Plan to Get Back on Track Financially

  February 9

I’m sitting here in Starbucks today writing and watching the snow fall outside the window. I’m surrounded by a few other people who are working on their computers, and I’m sipping some tea. I should be relaxed, but I’m a little stressed. To be blunt, I’ve gotten off track financially, and I want my freedom … Continued

The #1 Mistake Women Make With Their Money

  February 2

Raise your hand if you’ve made a money mistake… Oh yeah, I see you waving your hand out there. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. I’ve been there too, more times than I can count. Got into credit card debt? Check. Took out too many student loans? Check. Didn’t read the fine print on an apartment … Continued

3 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Be Married Forever

  January 31

At the beginning of every year, I write a blog post about marriage since our wedding anniversary is January 2. I’ve been doing it since I started this blog almost 7 years ago! (Psst. If you like the idea of writing down your memories like I do, you can learn how to start your own blog here.) … Continued

How to Buy Long Lasting Clothes For Your Kids For Less

  January 26

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of my kids’ clothes wearing out. I mean I get it; they cannot keep their yogurt on a spoon to save their lives, so it’s no wonder I wash their clothes constantly. Is it so much to ask, though, that clothes not fade right away or … Continued

5 Ways to Be More Focused (Even If You’re a Hot Mess)

  January 24

Have you ever been sitting at the computer trying to pay a bill when your phone lights up with an Instagram notification… so you go to Instagram and notice there is a huge giveaway for a Kate Spade bag… so you follow the rules and “like” the 7 required accounts and tag a friend so you can … Continued

Wishing You A Merry Christmas + Up to 50% Off Shutterfly

  December 18

Hello dear readers! I wanted to drop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I also wanted to share some holiday photos of my family and home. We really are feeling the Christmas warm fuzzies this year, and the kids are so incredibly excited for the big day (picture them yelling “Santa! Presents!” … Continued
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