Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
Before/After, Frugality, Home Projects, Homemaking, Our Home

$100 Bathroom Makeover (with Before/After Pics)

Remember when we moved into our new house a year and a half ago, and for the first few months, I did all sorts of fun house update posts? And then remember how it’s been radio silence ever since?? REMEMBER THAT?! I have six words for you: No time. No money. No energy. Or just …

101 in 1001, Finances, Goals, Money

Progress on Our Big Financial Goals, Initial Report

We currently have five big financial goals, all of which are on my 101 in 1001 list. Some of those goals are rather urgent–like the fact that we need to buy a bigger vehicle before our baby arrives in December/January–while others would just be nice (buying a new laptop). This year has been pretty crazy …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {16}

Welcome to Round 16 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Dreams, gardening, Simple Living, Suburban Homestead

How We’re Getting Started on Our Homestead Dream Now, In the Suburbs

It’s hard to say when my husband and I first started entertaining ourselves with the idea of owning our own homestead out in the country. Perhaps it started with an article I read years ago in the Oprah magazine about a couple who bought up hundreds of acres in a former wasteland and worked tirelessly …

Goals, Monthly Recap

With Hope That the Morning Sickness Will Be Gone {July Goals + June Goals Recap}

Now that the big secret of me being pregnant with our third child is out, the fact that I only set seven goals for June will probably make more sense. And the fact that we only completed half those goals will make even more sense. So it goes. Since I’m now passing the 13-week mark, …

Motherhood, pregnancy

Thoughts on Having my 2nd and 3rd So Close Together {+ How the 1st Trimester Has Gone}

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, I’m currently pregnant with our third. If the baby comes right on his/her due date of January 10th, my 2nd and 3rd kids will be about a week shy of being 19 months apart. However, since my second came exactly three weeks early, I have a …