Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
101 in 1001, Book Recommendations, Reading

I Asked 6 Different Readers for Book Recs…and These are the 15 Titles I Got

For years now, I’ve had my tried-and-true sources for finding great books (you can find the post with those resources by clicking here). But lately, I’ve also been itching to venture a bit off the beaten bath–to get a little outside of my usual comfort zone and to maybe see what would happen if I …

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 …

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

Loving and Learning Lately {13}

Welcome to Round 13 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 …

Family, Monthly Recap, Sentence A Day

An Upcoming Surgery + A Farewell {March in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter – and now my son, too – every day since they were born, and this …

Goals, Monthly Recap

The Worst I’ve Ever Done On My Monthly Goals {March Goals Recap + April Goals}

A truth I’m having a hard time swallowing as a mom, especially now that I’m a mom of two, is that my time to work on my personal projects is becoming more and more limited. In March, I made a pretty big decision about a week in to enroll in EBA (Elite Blog Academy), which …

Finances, Frugality

It’s No Joke: The Craziest Things I’ve Done to Make Ends Meet Over the Years

Note: There are affiliate links in this post, which help support To Love and To Learn. This is the last post I’m doing as part of my special Finance + Frugality Week, and I sure hope you’ve enjoyed the series! Remember, if you’re wanting one of the best available resources to help you in ALL …

Frugality, Saving Money

How We Spent Just $60/Family Member on Clothing Last Year (Without Buying All Used Stuff!)

Note: There are affiliate links in this post, which help support To Love and To Learn. This is the second-to-last post in our special Finance + Frugality Week here on the blog, which I’ve been doing in honor of the Master Your Money Bundle that launched this week, which you only have until Monday 4/1 …

Buying a Home, Finances, Home Ownership

How We Bought A House Making Under $35K a Year

Note: There are affiliate links in this post, which help support To Love and To Learn. In case you’re just tuning in, I’m doing a special Finance + Frugality week here on the blog in honor of the Master Your Money Bundle, which launched TODAY! Whether you’re just starting out your journey with being a …

Finances, Money

Why We Converted Our Old 401K to a Roth (+ Why You Might Consider Doing the Same)

Hey, everyone! I’m really excited about this week because I’ll be doing a Finance + Frugality theme all week here on the blog in honor of the brand-new Master Your Money Bundle that’s going to be available starting this Wednesday 3/27! If you’re interested in checking out one of the freebies (which will give you …

Cooking School, Main Dish, Recipes

How to Perfect Your Homemade Pizza (+ 2 Recipes!)

Over the years, I’ve perfected a decent number of dishes (or at least gotten to the point where I could serve most anything to company without embarrassing myself too much). Except for pizza. First, there was the time that we tried grilling pizza, just because we’d heard it was so amazing. (Yeah, that was the …