Paper Planners on a Budget!

Saving $$

Call me old fashioned but I have to use a paper planner. Appointments, to do’s, reminders – I have to write them down. The calendar and notes app on my phone just… aren’t the same. For the last 3-4 years, I used an Erin Condren which I loved – just not the price. The planners […]

February 14, 2018

A Girl’s Guide to: Dollar Shave Club

Beauty, Saving $$

*[disclosure]: this post contains affiliate links. Signing up for a service through the link provides me with a compensation. You are in no way obligated to purchase through any of links in this post. Read my disclosure policy here. There are a few items that I cringe paying for but have to because they are […]

February 5, 2018

Superbowl Week: Easy Spinach & Artichoke Dip


Welcome to my week long series with tips and recipes on how to throw a awesome Superbowl party even on a budget! Even if your team isn’t playing, the Superbowl can still be fun to watch and it makes for a great time with friends. If you’re not careful, hosting a party can cost you […]

January 28, 2018

Nominated: The Sunshine Blogger Award


Who knew blogger awards were a thing? The blogging community has been fantastic since I started just a few short weeks ago. I’ve met some amazing people already! I’ve been nominated twice in the past 2 weeks for the Sunshine Blogger award! I was originally nominated by  Heather & Kassie @ Just Me and Eddy and […]

January 27, 2018

What to buy: February

Saving $$

Another installment in my monthly series – What you should be buying in the month of February to help save you big! Lets go! Valentines (for next year): If you have kids who pass out Valentines at school, after 2/14 is a great time to stock up! Find styles/themes that aren’t trendy and will still be […]

January 26, 2018

Thrift for Success : Surviving the 1st week at a new job!

Personal, Saving $$

If you read my most recent Thrift for Success post then you know I recently went on a job interview. I was feeling extremely under the weather but I felt like I rocked it. A week later I found out I got the job! I could not believe it – it was the job I’ve been […]

January 21, 2018

Budget Friendly Valentines Day Gifts for Him!

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I’ll admit – I LOVE Valentines Day. I always have. Even before I met my husband I just loved seeing other couples buying flowers or chocolates for their loved ones. The last few years my husband I have been focused on our finances.. because #lifegoals. So we don’t do Valentines Day big. The mark up […]

January 16, 2018

Pearls & Pine Boutique Review


Nothing says dedication to your blog (or craft) like taking pictures outside when its 9 degrees. But you will not believe how thick and warm this sweater was! What sweater you ask? It is the Eyes on You Sweater ($38) from Pearls and Pine Boutique! Pearls and Pine had a soft launch January 1st and features […]

January 14, 2018

Thrift for Success : The Job Interview

Fashion, Saving $$

We are only 12 days into 2018 and it has already been a whirlwind for me! Last week I had a job interview for a position that would change everything for my husband and I. Yesterday, I found out I got the job! When preparing for the interview I knew I wanted to get a […]

January 12, 2018

What to Buy in January

Saving $$

Impulse purchases are fun. I used to be the queen of impulse buying. Until I worked in retail. I quickly learned that certain items go on sale (or deep discounts) during certain parts of the year. I’m introducing a monthly series that will showcase what you should be buying that month to help you save […]

January 10, 2018