finance, simple living

Analysis Paralysis…

April 19, 2019

About a month ago the hubs and I went on a vacation to Tulum, Mexico. We were definitely in need of a vacation and invited the warm weather and relaxation. When we returned we were met with bipolar weather (warm days as high as 60 degrees and others where it was 30 degrees and snowing). I for sure thought that…

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Design, DIY

My Sister’s Getting an Apartment…

April 12, 2019

My sister’s getting her first apartment that is all hers, so that means I get to help pick out furniture and furnishings! I am beyond excited to help, and just hope that I can contain my overbearing-ness to actually be helpful to her. 🙁 This week I took it upon myself to create some vision boards for her apartment. I…

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Crafts, Outdoor, seasonal, simple living

Spring is in the Air!

March 29, 2019

It’s finally starting to warm up outside and the snow is finally starting to melt! While I love seeing the snow start to disappear, it often leads to a very muddy and damp spring. 🙁 While spring isn’t my favorite season, I’m super excited to be able to get my garden going! Last year was the first year I started…

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Clean/Organize, simple living

Remove Soap Scum and Hard Water Stains Naturally

March 22, 2019

My house has hard water and unfortunately the hard water stains on our fiberglass shower insert was a whole new experience for me. Soon after we moved into our first house we had a water softener installed because we were worried about hard water running through all of the small parts of the high efficiency on-demand hot water system we…

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finance, simple living

Celebrate the Small Steps

March 8, 2019

I am all about setting specific goals, however it’s way too easy to get caught up in the final destination or goal. I am here today to tell you to celebrate the small steps. Behind every big step you take or goal that you hit there are a bunch of small steps you took to get to that place.  I…

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simple living

Are You Living Your Best Life?

March 1, 2019

Are you living your best life? Are you taking advantage of all of the opportunities available to you? This past weekend I was inspired after I watched a documentary on Amazon titled “Living on One Dollar“. It’s a short, one-hour film and if you get the chance to watch it, I highly recommend it. “Living on One Dollar” follows the…

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Recipes, simple living

Asian Beef & Broccoli

February 22, 2019

This past Christmas my parents ended up getting the hubs and I an Instant Pot for Christmas. Not going to lie, I was definitely scared of owning a pressure cooker. What if I couldn’t figure it out or it didn’t work correctly and just “blew up”?!?!? For the longest time I kept it in the sideboard in the dining room…

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finance, simple living

10 Questions to Ask Yourself for Regret-Free Spending

February 15, 2019

I’m still on a finance “kick” so to speak as the hubs and I have paid off another student loan and are two years away from having all private student loans paid in full. I shared these regret-free spending questions with my Budget Challenge Facebook group in January and I’m here to share them with the rest of you now!…

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simple living

The Two Things You Need in Order to Succeed

February 8, 2019

Last night the hubs and I were talking about our goals (yes, again…) and the different paths we could take to get there. It all seems so easy to plan and make happen now, but not too long ago that wasn’t the case. We were mostly talking about the strategies we can use to pay off our debt faster. He…

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finance, simple living

Student Loan Progress

February 1, 2019

A big part of my intentional living journey is to simply my finances and pay off my (massive) student loan debt. Both the hubs and I had significant student loan debt (mine being quite a bit more) after graduating college that we honestly thought we would be paying off for 25 years. Only when we finally hit a wall, felt…

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