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]

SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFE

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* Spring cleaning is typically done around the house.  It’s also typically done after the cold winter and spring weather is coming. Ok, so I am fully aware that it is almost June but Memorial Day is typically the kickoff of summer so it is technically still spring! You deep clean and organize as a way to refresh your home after the long winter. But what about[Read more]

OHIO: THINGS TO SEE AND DO

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* As mentioned in the previous post, I have been lucky enough to live in a few different states. The next couple of weeks I will post various places that I feel are “must sees” when coming to that particular area. First up is my current home state – Ohio! I’ll admit it but Ohio is still growing on me. I am still discovering all there is[Read more]

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* As an adult it’s really hard to make new friends, especially if you are a stay at home mom, work from home, or hell, even if you DO work it is hard. When I first moved across the country from Michigan to Arizona, I didn’t know many people. There were a few people in the area that I knew from college but wasn’t close with. I[Read more]

10 LESSONS LEARNED FROM WEDDING PLANNING

Today I read an article about Post-Wedding Stress Disorder. Yes, you read that right. It’s like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and can leave someone feeling seriously depressed when the wedding is over. I’m not here to judge anyone but all I can say is that is definitely NOT me. I had an amazing time at the wedding but boy, am I glad it is over! I am ready for the next steps in life and wedding planning was very stressful.[Read more]