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Mottos, Minivans, and Staying Debt-Free

Mottos, Minivans, and Staying Debt-Free

      We did it.   We finally bought a van!!   We are in full celebration mode over here, and I can’t rave about it enough. I never thought I’d be a van mom, but, boy, is it convenient!! The sliding doors, the […]

My Favorite ALDI Finds

My Favorite ALDI Finds

  ALDI. It is my obsession every. single. week.  Our family has been shopping there consistently for several years and I still haven’t tired of going!!   If you’ve never been there, it’s a shopping experience unlike any other. You can read here about why […]

My Best (Not-So) Kept Secret: ALDI

My Best (Not-So) Kept Secret: ALDI

This post contains affiliate links. Everyone has that one thing that they absolutely cannot live without. For some, it’s chocolate and coffee. For others it’s long bubble baths amidst candlelight. For me, it’s ALDI. Yup, I said ALDI (I am not ashamed)!! But I am […]

3 Lists That Will Save You Money

3 Lists That Will Save You Money

  This post contains affiliate links.   I am a notorious list maker. You know, the one that has “make a list for __________” on their To Do list. And while that can be a bit over the top, there are a few key lists […]

5 Ingenious Ways to Save Money

5 Ingenious Ways to Save Money

  Mamas, this is the year that I want to be crazy creative at saving money. Remember that minivan I talked about in my last post? I want it BAD. Which means I am looking for all. the. ways. that I can save a little […]

New Year, New Budget: How to Be a Goal Digger

New Year, New Budget: How to Be a Goal Digger

I want a minivan. I want the collapsible back seats & the sliding doors, the ample space for groceries & the leg room. Heck, I’ll even take the soccer-mom reputation if it means I can wear my yoga pants everyday (who am I kidding, I […]

New Year, New Budget: Simplifying Spending

New Year, New Budget: Simplifying Spending

The theme for this month at our house is simplify. I kicked us off on January 1st with a 30-day decluttering challenge and I’m happy to say that we’re still going strong (plus, Nate has really taken ownership this year which makes me do the […]

Post Christmas Buys

Post Christmas Buys

    Merry [day after] Christmas!!   I don’t want this holiday to end. I just can’t help myself!! Lucky for me, we aren’t celebrating Christmas with my family until the first week in January, so excuse me while I force my prolonged holiday spirit […]

Christmas Gifts Part 3: Minimalism + Christmas

Christmas Gifts Part 3: Minimalism + Christmas

  Minimalism is all the rave these days. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve jumped on that bandwagon, not because it’s cool and trendy, but because it’s created a life that is less stressful and more manageable.   While my minimalism journey is […]

Christmas Gifts Part 2: Fun Ways to Do Christmas on a Small Budget

Christmas Gifts Part 2: Fun Ways to Do Christmas on a Small Budget

  My life is a bit of a conundrum: I am a huge lover of all things Christmas while at the same time loving a good deal and saving money. You’re probably sitting there, thinking, “How in the world are you supposed to do both […]