Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
Homemaking + House Projects
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 …

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 …

Motherhood, Parenthood

Surviving the “Why” Stage With Your Sanity Intact (5 Strategies I’m Using)

Before I was a parent, I thought the “Why” stage was funny—I imagined a 4-year-old thoughtfully asking simple yet profound questions (“Why aren’t there always rainbows after it rains?” “Why do I have hair on my arms?” “Why do your shoes have heels and mine don’t?”) that would give her parents pause, make them wonder …

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

Loving and Learning Lately {12}

Welcome to Round 12 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 …

Book Recommendations, Homemaking, Housework, Minimalism, Reading

15 Books to Help You Get Your House in Order

One of my greatest struggles in daily life is keeping my physical spaces clean and tidy. As a kid, I basically always had a somewhat messy room. When I was in college, my then-boyfriend happened to get a glimpse of my room, with its piles of clothes everywhere and teetering stacks of books and my …

Family, Family Fun, Life Lately, Monthly Recap, Sentence A Day

Finally, Some Back Relief + a Return to Running! {February 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 …