My Favorite Christmas Quotes

My Favorite Christmas Quotes

Hope everyone is getting ready to have a relaxing Christmas! Just one more day of work left and then I’m off for a week! This is the first year in a while where I won’t be traveling, so I’m excited to just hang out, relax and be with family. I thought I’d share my favorite […]

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DIY Gift: Make a Recipe Binder

Christmas has really snuck up quickly this year, hasn’t it? It’s less than a week away and I’ve still got shopping to do! Today I want to share a really simple and thoughtful DIY gift that I love – a recipe binder! It’s perfect for beginner cooks or for those who are just in need […]


How I’m Becoming a Morning Person

I really wish I was a natural morning person. I admire those people who jump out of bed early, ready to start the day. Me? I tend to hit snooze on my alarm a couple (or ten) times and eventually roll out of bed and then rush to to get ready because I’m running late. […]


Favorite Finds: Stocking Stuffer Edition

Christmas is right around corner so of course this edition of favorite finds has to be themed appropriately! Here’s a roundup of my favorite stocking stuffers perfect for your best friend, mom or sister  - and all $10 and under (or close enough!). 1. Uncommon Goods Reclaimed Wood Branch Coasters, $8 2. Sweet Grass Farm […]

Do you splurge on experiences or things?

Do you splurge on experiences or things?

A friend asked me this question recently and it really made me think. My first thought was to say experiences, but when I took a closer look at my spending, I realized I was actually spending more on things. Mainly, clothes type of things. And shoes. I work hard at sticking to my budget and […]

Save Money Shopping Online

Save Money Shopping Online

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us are planning to spend some time and money shopping over the next few weeks. For those of us on a tight budget, it can be a tough time. I recently moved cross-country and the expenses of moving and starting over have put a huge dent in my budget, […]


Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap up

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Things have been busy recently getting settled in my new apartment and new city. I finally got some much needed downtime hanging out with my family, watching movies, playing games, and of course, lots of eating. Started out Thanksgiving morning with a Turkey Trot run (ok, more of […]

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Easy Homemade Hostess Gifts

The holidays are just around the corner and with that comes holiday parties! I love celebrating the holiday season with my friends and family. If I’m going to someone’s house for a dinner or cocktail party, I always try to bring a little something for the host. My go to hostess gift is usually a […]

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Operation Organize: Tackle your Closet

I’ve found a new love. Something that I used to hate before, but since I’ve been unpacking from my recent move, I can’t get enough of it. It’s an organized closet. Yes, my new love is organizing. (this makes my life sound really exciting, doesn’t it?) But, having an organized closet can transform the way […]


Thanksgiving Inspiration: Spice up your sides!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so I’ve been on the look out for some fun, new recipes. I love cooking with my family and spending the entire day just hanging out at home and preparing for the big feast! There are always the classic, family recipes we make every year, but we usually try something […]

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