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Why I Stayed with My Abusive Husband

Why I Stayed with My Abusive Husband

I'v been toying with the idea of writing this post for a while now. It's been 3 years since I left my abusive husband and began rebuilding my life, and I don't always know what to say about it. I always struggled with the idea of not portraying myself as the poor...

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The 8 Mistakes We Made While Paying Off Debt

The 8 Mistakes We Made While Paying Off Debt

There are a lot of reasons why I am methodical about how we are paying off our debt. Firstly, I'm kind of obsessed with keeping everything organized so I can spend time doing things that are productive and help keep us moving toward our goals instead of spending my...

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Things We’re Not Doing While We Get Out of Debt

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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Getting Our Financial Priorities Straight

Tonight, Ian and I had a hard talk. I've been trying to follow the Dave Ramsey plan, but while I've really been terrible about leaving money in savings. Last month, we had an error with our new property management company that left us really tight for a few weeks. It...

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Switching to Reusable Feminine Products

Switching to Reusable Feminine Products

I'll never forget when I walked into Whole Foods, past the essential oils and into the feminine care products aisle. A younger sister of mine (who shall remain nameless) was getting close to needing "those things." My mom wondered if she should just start her off in...

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Delicious Baked Salmon

Delicious Baked Salmon

I really like cooking shows. When I get on a cooking show kick, I also usually end up getting inspired to make something different than my usual meals like Red Bean Taco Soup or our Freezer Enchiladas, basically anything I can make in my cast iron or my InstantPot....

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Grilled Chicken for the Freezer

Grilled Chicken for the Freezer

Back in January when I was working my booty off to get prepared for baby Logan I had what started off as an amazing week. I made a very ambitious meal plan and got two flats of boneless skinless chicken breasts to make a nice selection of new adventurous meals. Fast...

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Our Family’s In-Home Aquaponics System

Our Family’s In-Home Aquaponics System

I'm not great with gardening. I'm not a terribly consistent person, so I struggle with keeping plants alive. People and pets I'm great with! Plants... not my thing. So when I saw the Back to the Roots Water Garden I got really excited. I liked the idea of having an...

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SwagBucks Math – How Much Are Your SB Worth?

SwagBucks Math – How Much Are Your SB Worth?

I really love SwagBucks' rewards program. I know a lot of bloggers talk about it how much they earn. I haven't earned a ton, but I don't really put a lot of effort into it these days. Over my lifetime I've only earned just a little over 6,000 points, which is around...

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Working from Home with a Toddler & Baby

Working from Home with a Toddler & Baby

Working for yourself always has challenged and struggled, but can I just say that working for myself from home with both little people at home has been a huge adjustment! I have been asked more times than I can count recently how I work from home with both a little...

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Becoming a Work from Home Mom

Becoming a Work from Home Mom

My family has always been one who had a business going. At first, it was Homemaking911, which is where I began to learn about Wordpress and all of the bloggy stuff. Then we owned a wheat business and eventually I moved out, got married and started my own business. I...

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How We’re Using Rebates to Go Debt-Free Faster

How We’re Using Rebates to Go Debt-Free Faster

I really like shopping online. I love the convenience, the ability to do an instant price check without wasting gas, and I don't have to time my shopping trip in between naps, feeding children and the dozens of other things I do on a normal day. One of the beautiful...

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30 Days of Simplifying 10 Items a Day: Week 1

30 Days of Simplifying 10 Items a Day: Week 1

If you're following along with the series, yesterday I started talking about how I plan to have 30 days of simplifying 10 items a day. Yesterday was my day 1 and I spent it making a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish, including the things I wanted to do and...

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30 Days of Simplifying 10 Items a Day: Introduction

30 Days of Simplifying 10 Items a Day: Introduction

I am overwhelmed. I had all of the best intentions while I was pregnant to pare down and get all of the clutter out of my house before Logan was born, but that just didn't happen. I know better than to make those assumptions because decluttering isn't a process, it's...

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Helping a Toddler Adjust to Life with a New Baby

Helping a Toddler Adjust to Life with a New Baby

Having something, or someone there just for them. When Logan was born I had a babysitter lined up to come play with her during the day the week. She has a babysitter that she really loves to spend time with and so I knew it would be a big treat for her to have some...

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Automatic Savings with Digit

Automatic Savings with Digit

I was very excited about Digit when I first saw it. My husband was not crazy about the idea of someone/something else handling our money but he reluctantly agreed to try it. The thing I was excited about was not that it's automatic, but that it's intuitive. So if one...

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What It’s Like the First Few Days Postpartum

What It’s Like the First Few Days Postpartum

Logan was born on February (you can read my extraordinarily long birth story here) and I had the presence of mind when I was there to take notes on my phone because I knew I would want to blog about it, so here are my unedited notes I took on my phone the first few...

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Logan’s Birth Story

Logan’s Birth Story

I had every intention of doing everything natural with Logan's birth, but obviously he had his own plans. Because it's all wrapped up in the same story, I'm actually going to share some of my journal entries from the days leading up to his birth, as well as my...

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Paying Off Our Last Small Debt in our Debt Snowball!

Paying Off Our Last Small Debt in our Debt Snowball!

This morning I made a debt payment for $309.15 and I could not be more excited because that means we've gotten every small item off our debt snowball and all we have left now are our student loans and our car. We didn't do our debt snowball exactly to the Dave Ramsey...

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