A-Z List of Birthday Freebies

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* Yesterday was Ryan’s birthday so we took a weekend getaway to Northern Michigan to Mackinac City/Island. It was very relaxing and much needed. And you know what? I also took advantage of it being Ryan’s birthday by not cooking (and taking him out to dinner!) by using one of the many available birthday freebies! My birthday is coming up in August so I thought I would[Read more]

What To Consider Before Starting A Blog

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* I’m now a month into this whole blogging full-time thing and have to admit… it’s tough. I am not keeping the typical 9-5 work day (which I admit, I never really felt worked for me) but I feel like I am working all the time and not sleeping. To say I’m a little in over my head is an understatement but I refuse to give up![Read more]

Improving Your Credit Score

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* I won’t lie to you, I never really thought about my credit score until the last few years. It seemed like a lost cause due to student loans and medical bills. One day I signed up for Credit Karma and decided to slowly get rid of past due bills. Over the last year or so my credit score has improved by at least 100 points. Seriously![Read more]

LESSONS LEARNED FROM DAD

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* One of my first posts was about my mom. It was a Mother’s Day post and I discussed the ways I am becoming more like her every day. I didn’t mention my dad at all in it since the post was all about moms. But now it is dad’s turn… I have always considered myself a “daddy’s girl.”  Even when we didn’t see eye to eye[Read more]

LIEBSTER AWARD

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* I was nominated by the lovely Brianne over at Collins Celtic Crafts for the Liebster Award! If you are a blogger, you have probably heard of the Liebster Award. If you aren’t one or weren’t aware of what it was… well now you have read the rules and know what I now have to do since I was nominated. But what is a Liebster Award? I[Read more]

ULTIMATE BLOG CONFERENCE LIST – US EDITION (AND SOME CANADA)

Blogging as a career is a new concept to me. Of course I’ve heard of people that do it but I never thought that I could do it. As it becomes more of a reality to me, I feel like I can’t find enough time to read about everything that comes along with the “life of a blogger.” I keep reading that you need to spend money to make money but spending is hard to do when you are scared[Read more]

HOTTEST POOL FLOATS OF SUMMER 2017

*Fire + Wife is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.* Last year was the year of the swan pool float. This year? It’s too early to tell (I’m gonna throw it out there that I think it’s the unicorn) but there are so many options out there that I can’t wait to get to the pool![Read more]

WHERE TO FIND AFFORDABLE HOME DECOR

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* In my last post I mentioned how to date on a budget. Next I’m going to share with you my favorite places to buy affordable home decor. I’ve been trying very hard to make our house a home but it’s hard to do with limited money and especially now with only one income. Of course I check out thrift shops, garage sales, Craiglist, and other sites[Read more]

KEEP THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP – EVEN ON A BUDGET

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* Do you remember that I mentioned in one of my posts that I quit my job? It’s been a little over two weeks and we are starting to cut back on expenses but I know it hasn’t been enough. I got my paycheck last week so we haven’t felt the effects of it quite yet but I’m sure it will hit next week when there isn’t[Read more]

20 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN MY TWENTIES

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* As I quickly approach the big 3-0, I am reflecting on everything I have experienced the last decade. I thought that I would dread turning 30 but I am actually looking forward to this next step in life. Okay, so I’m not where I thought I would be but I’ve learned that every thing happens at the right time for some reason or another. Always remember[Read more]