The Well-Packed Snack Bag for Frequent Travelers with Kids

We take trips to Louisville a lot. While it's only a two and a half hour drive, with the two kids in tow it's almost guaranteed that we're going to make a stop, and with that stop comes the temptation to 'just grab something to snack on," and with the number of trips...
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Mess-Free Fingerpainting in a Bag for Toddlers

The last few weeks I've been really feeling this third trimester exhaustion, so I've been trying to keep all messy activities to a minimum. Knowing your energy levels are prone to drop at any time makes things like cleaning up paint far more daunting, but I still want...
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Things We’re Not Doing While We Get Out of Debt

I'm kind of obsessed with being out of debt. I would love to say that we are working hard to be out of debt just for the sake of being responsible, but I have some really crazy financial goals. I want things, and being out of debt means we'll be able to achieve them....
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Why I Don’t Shop at Multiple Stores to Save Money on Groceries

I don't particularly enjoy grocery shopping, but I don't hate it either. I used to spend a lot of time making a grocery list for multiple stores, driving multiple places and doing extreme couponing to get the best deals. I wanted to save money on groceries and that's...
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30 Minute Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tortellini Soup is easily my favorite recipe. It is filling, easy to make and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand for a meal that's perfect for cold weather or to feed a big crowd. I like the fact that I can use all fresh ingredients or have everything easily...
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Weekly Groceries and Meal Plan January 16, 2017

When you order your groceries online it's a lot easier to price check each item, which is part of the reason I don't shop at multiple stores and still don't spend a lot on groceries. You can read about my weekly routine here, which has saved/made us thousands of...

52 Books in 2017 Challenge – The List!

Last year, Logan was born and I started to see the effects that long term depression has had on my life. I stopped doing many things I loved and told myself I didn't have time, while wasting time on social media following a lot of people who didn't mean a lot to me. I...

My Best Tips for Organized Moving & Packing

I've been preparing for a possible move since April. Ian has been applying for jobs since last year and we believed that he was going to be hired for a specific company, which fell through more than once. Although we have moved on to new opportunities our goal is to...

Selling On Amazon 

Selling on Amazon sounds like a big, scary thing, or at least it did to me when we started. It wasn't really all that hard once we knew what tools to use and found a process that worked for us. We could have made a ton of more money, but we were lazy and enjoyed...

Bible Journaling

Bible Journaling is something that I found on Pinterest, and I'm so glad I did. At first, it was just art. I wanted a new place where I could be creative, something that was tangible and wasn't confined to the screens of my Mac and phone.  The Bible was something...

How to Organize Your Baby Changing Stations

With Autumn, I didn't have a designated baby changing station. I also didn't have as nearly complicated of a life as I do now. Between having two kids at home all day while I also work from home, nursing Logan, playing with Autumn, doing her lessons, keeping the house...

3 Ways Switching Wallets Made My Life Simpler

I don't like to have to carry things. It's really the only major complaint I have about the years before potty training: the necessity of the diaper bag constantly. For years I haven't even carried a purse, just a wallet. For a long time I carried this wallet, which...

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