Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
52 Weeks of Family Pictures
Family, Family Portraits, Year in Review

2021 Year in Review {+52 Weeks of Family Pictures}

One lesson I definitely learned from 2020 was that I really can’t even begin to predict what each new year will have in store for us, and that trend of being endlessly surprised by life’s curve balls continued in 2021. To be honest, I didn’t have much of a definite life plan for 2021 other …

Finances, Goals

Our 7 Current Financial Goals // Final Report

When I first sat down to make these financial goals for my current 101 in 1001 list, I thought of them as being “stretch” goals–I figured that they’d be “do-able” in the 2.75 year span, but I also thought they’d be a real challenge. Imagine my surprise, then, upon finding that we were able to …

Snapshot of Today

A Snapshot of My Life Today 12/21/21

Comin’ at you on the Winter Solstice today! Something seemed off from the get go this morning since I seemed to have woken up grumpy from the second my eyes opened, but we’re working on turning things around thanks to dropping off some donations, getting surprise visits from generous neighbors, and having a special candlelight …

Cooking Economically, Frugality, Zero Food Waste Challenge

Zero Food Waste Challenge {Final Report}

I started this Zero Food Waste Challenge on a whim on October 14th, so about two months ago. Since then, I’ve done several weekly reports on our food waste to report what we threw away and how much that food waste cost. I’m pleased to report that for the last week and a half of …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in January 2022
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {40}

Welcome to Round 40 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 …