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

The Monthly To-Do List During Quarantine {April 2020 Goals + March Recap}

In about 3 weeks, our entire world has seemingly been turned on its head, and even though you’ll notice that March was a pretty great month as far as goals went, it’s still very apparent how much everything has been affected by the current pandemic. I already tend to be a bit anxious anyway, so …

Book Recommendations, Kids, Motherhood, What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately

What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately // Social Distancing Edition

I was overdue for a second post on what the kids have been into lately anyway, but now these things that we’re loving at the moment might be even more helpful than ever since we’re all basically stuck inside + away from everyone else for the foreseeable future. Related Post: What the Kids Have Been …

Faith, Hard Things, Reflection

Shelter in Place (aka, How We’re Trying to Keep It Together Through This Pandemic)

Hello, world. What have you done over the last week? We’ve had church at home, coordinated with neighbors on Facebook to find out which stores have certain staples in stock (bananas, bread, milk), done an equal amount of stress baking and forgetting to eat (well, just me, anyway), and, oh yeah—-we had an earthquake yesterday. …

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

Loving and Learning Lately {23}

Welcome to Round 23 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 …

gardening, Home Projects, Suburban Homestead

Suburban Homestead Diaries: Home/Yard Plans for 2020

Last year, I compiled a list of home and garden projects we hoped to complete by the end of 2019, which helped to keep us on track with our goals as we had a “big picture” to look at. However, if you actually look at what we were able to accomplish on that list, we …

Goals, Monthly Recap

With Spring Comes a Long To-Do List {March 2020 Goals + February Recap}

February felt long this year, even though it usually passes by so quickly for me. However, a definite turn was taken for the better about a week and a half ago, when we glimpsed the first tulip bulbs poking out through the soil and made a spontaneous trip on Friday afternoon to the garden store …

Our 5 Big Financial Goals // Progress Report II
101 in 1001, Finances, Goals

Our 5 Big Financial Goals // Progress Report II

Another 3 months gone, which means time for another progress report on how our financial goals are going! If you’re just tuning in, we’re currently working on five big financial goals, which we originally wanted to complete by this October (because that’s when the “deadline” for my 101 in 1001 goals list is). Right now, …

The Cook Your Shelves Challenge
Book Recommendations, Cooking School, Goals, Homemaking

The “Cook Your Shelves” Challenge (+ 11 Family-Friendly Cookbooks!)

If you’re anything like me, you have scads of cookbooks shoved on a shelf somewhere. Some are well-loved, with spatters of grease and chocolate smeared across multiple pages and several handwritten notations on favorite recipes. Others are in pristine condition, maybe having only been cracked open once or twice soon after being acquired. With the …