Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
Honey Muffins
Baking, Breads, Here's What's Cooking, Recipes

From-the-Pantry Honey Muffins

I’ve always tried to keep our grocery costs relatively low (usually around $450/month for our family of 5, which includes all household supplies like toilet paper and laundry detergent and diapers as well), but lately I’ve been trying to keep it even lower through meal prepping and not buying treats (oh M&M’s, how I miss …

Goals, Monthly Recap

We Made It Through Another January! {January Goals Recap + February Goals}

While January has always been my least favorite month (and the one that feels eternally long), this year wasn’t too bad actually, which was surprising because we hardly left the house at all (#newbornlife). A lot of that can be chalked up to the fact that I feel better than I have in a long, …

Baking, Homemaking, Housework, Suburban Homestead

Suburban Homestead Diaries: Using Winter to Improve My Homemaking Skills

Now that I’m a so-called grown up and can largely choose where to live, I sometimes wonder how I’ve somehow managed to land my winter-hating self on a property where winter can last up to 6 months out of the year, where you drive down the hill into town and see yourself descending into The …

Birth, Hyrum, Milestones, Motherhood

Hyrum Matthew’s Birth Story

Well, it’s official—I should no longer predict how future births will go based on past experience. The birth of my third child–Hyrum Matthew–was wildly different than my experiences with my other two. Part of that was because I went in with a very different birth plan this time around, and the other major part was …

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

Loving and Learning Lately {21}

Welcome to Round 21 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, Milestones, Year in Review

The Last Decade In Pictures and Bullet Points

I debated doing this post or not (because I didn’t know how interesting it would be to anyone other than me and my family), but after seeing Steph’s recap of her past decade this morning, I just couldn’t help myself! I mean, it’s not often you get to start a brand new decade (this is …