Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
3 kids at the window
Goals, Monthly Recap

I Can Actually Clean My House Again! {June 2021 Goals}

Since March 1st, I have literally been going pretty much nonstop on flower farming stuff with every single spare second I had. But now, after three solid months of craziness, the flower farm is basically 100% planted out (with the exception of a few succession plantings of things that are still in the grow room), …

Finances, Financial Friday, FIRE, Goals

Our Plan to Pay Off the Mortgage Early

In case you missed the announcement, I posted earlier this month that my husband and I are now officially planning on retiring by 50. Or, more accurately, we’re planning on reaching a level of financial independence by 50 that would allow us to only work part-time if we so choose, and at doing whatever we …

beach pier at sunset
Finances, FIRE, Goals

Our Plan to Retire Early (By Age 50, To Be Exact)

If you’ve been hanging around this blog for awhile, you probably already know that I’ve been a bit obsessed with the idea of FIRE (financial independence / retire early) for several years now. However, while I’ve mentioned my enthusiasm and passion for this subject in the past, I’ve never actually set a hard and fast …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in June 2021
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {35}

Welcome to Round 35 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 …

backlit girl on swing
Goals, Monthly Recap

“Balance” Might Be Impossible to Obtain During This Season {May Goals + April Recap}

While some of my recent implementations — like a weekly must-do list I create each Sunday on my computer — are helping me to not neglect the most important things, my life is still way out of balance right now with the flower farm eating up every spare second I have and then some. I …

shelves of goods for short-term food storage
Food Storage, Homemaking, Preparedness

Food Storage 101: Short-Term Food Storage {aka, Creating a Revolving Pantry}

This is part two in a 4-part series I’m doing on food storage and emergency preparedness, which is something our family is currently working on. The first post was all about how to actually AFFORD to build up your food storage (and why it’s important to do so), and this post is going to be …

boxes to unpack and declutter
101 in 1001, Decluttering, Homemaking

Declutter 1,001 Things Challenge: Progress Report #3

If you’re new to this series, I’m currently working on decluttering 1,001 items from our home as part of one of my goals for my 101 in 1001 list. Back in 2013, I did a massive decluttering project I called 50 Weeks to Organized, where we got rid of approximately 50% of our belongings. Since …