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

All Moved In & Nowhere To Go {July 2020 Goals Recap + August Goals}

We survived the move. There were moments when I wasn’t sure we would–at least not with our sanity entirely intact–but we survived. Of course, we were terrified we were going to end up on the local news because our chicken coop door flew open while driving on the freeway (with the chickens inside of the …

How We Started a Complete Homeschool Kit for Just $160
Frugality, Homeschooling, Kids, Motherhood

How We’re Starting Our Homeschool For Under $160

In case you missed it, we recently made the decision to homeschool our oldest, who is entering kindergarten this year. Homeschooling our children was never in our plans, so this has been eye-opening and a bit overwhelming, to be honest. But, after a few weeks spent looking into various homeschool options and philosophies and curriculums …

Homeschooling, Kids, Motherhood

Our Decision to Homeschool…For Now

Wow. 2020 has literally looked basically nothing like I expected it to. I never expected that this year we would be facing a worldwide pandemic, an economic recession, AND race riots and protesting all across the nation. I never expected that we would be selling our little suburban homestead and moving three hours south to …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in September 2020
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately, Products I Love

Loving and Learning Lately {26}

Welcome to Round 26 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 …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Our Goal This Month: To Move and Not Go Crazy {July 2020 Goals + June Goals Recap}

Welp, June was crazy. I didn’t do so well on some of my goals, but that’s to be expected, really—getting a house ready to sell is no walk in the park, especially with three small children underfoot. Honestly, I’m sitting in my kitchen right now typing this up and relishing the fact that there are …

Lessons I Learned From Staging Our House
Home Ownership, Home Projects, Homemaking

Mistakes I Didn’t Know I Was Making Until We Staged Our House to Sell

In case you missed it, our house went on the market last Thursday and is now currently under contract as of last night. While we did get four offers on it, this is not a post on how you can sell your home quickly, or on how you can get top dollar for your home. …

Buying a Home, Home Ownership, Homemaking, Milestones

It’s Official: Our House is Under Contract–We’re Moving!

Funny how fast life changes, huh? At the beginning of this year, we had zero intentions of moving anytime within the next several years and were happily planning out our yearly house and yard projects for 2020. Even when the company Matt works for started throwing around plans to move the business, we didn’t really …