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]

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]

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]

PRE-BABY BUCKET LIST

A pre-baby bucket list. That’s a thing right? I have been going around the house cleaning like a crazy person and throwing away a lot of clutter. I’ve been painting and planning what we need to get done around the house. I told Ryan I was “pre-nesting.” I’m sure that’s also a thing. I was totally on board with having a baby before we were married. I even thought we would maybe conceive on our honeymoon (sorry if that’s TMI)[Read more]

I GOT IT FROM MY MAMA

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, moms-to-be, grandmas, foster moms, mom-like women in our life… you get the idea! Hope you are having an amazing day – you deserve it! Today I was thinking about all the little things my mom has done for me. I thought about the things that you don’t think to say thank you for in the moment and then eventually forget about but deserve acknowledgement. Just one of many moments that came to mind[Read more]

THE TRAVEL BUG

Less than 30 days ago I was in Jamaica on my honeymoon. Why does it feel like it was at least a year ago?! I am feeling in need of a vacation and wish we were going somewhere and have the urge to book a flight. Only one problem… I quit my job this week and we are on a major budget! I’m not a huge fan of “staycations” – probably because I still haven’t completely fallen in love with[Read more]

A NEW GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Um guys, I just needed to stop eating this and tell you about this ice cream. I may be the last one to know about it, who knows, but right now I don’t care! In the past I have been told about “good for you” ice cream and I ended up throwing it out. When I stumbled upon this I thought I would give it a shot. There were only a couple of flavors and they looked pretty picked over[Read more]