Family

Tips and Tricks to Tame that Grocery Budget!

Nov 15, 2017 | Posted by in Family, Lifestyle, Uncategorized | 0

So to follow up my budgeting post, which you can find here, I thought I’d share some things that have worked for me in making meal planning a success AND allowed me to really tighten up my grocery budget. Plus I’m sharing some of our family’s favorite meals! First of all let me just say meal planning is NOT rocket science. In fact, you don’t even have to have your life together to make a meal plan; nope. I know, you’re surprised, right?! But really, you literally just need 5-7 of your favorite, simple meals to make. Then you pick up a piece of paper, write them down on a Saturday or Sunday night and boom, meal plan complete! Once you have it, then youRead more …

The Planning Tool Every Household Needs

Sep 21, 2017 | Posted by in Family, Lifestyle, Married Life, Uncategorized | 0

A Budget. OK wait, before you click that ‘x’ in the upper right corner, let’s be honest…this isn’t a fun topic at all. In fact, I’d argue that a lot of us try to avoid budgeting completely in our life and especially in our marriages because 1) it causes conflict, 2) we have to defer gratification and 3) the real kicker… our pride. I don’t want to lie to you and tell you this blog post is going to solve all 3 of those things for you. However, my husband, Ben, and I agree that budgeting is a total game changer. So hopefully this encourages you to start the conversation with your spouse and TOGETHER take control of your finances with a budget. And if you aren’tRead more …

How to vacation with a baby and enjoy it…hopefully…

Jul 13, 2016 | Posted by in Family, Parenthood, Uncategorized | 0

In March of this year we took our first family vacation (all 3 of us) to Naples, Florida. Since we have been married, Naples has become our favorite place to vacation. It’s also the most budget friendly due to the fact that we have a family member in the area to stay with. However, vacationing pre-baby is SOOO different than vacationing post-baby, as I am sure so many Moms and Dads can attest to. And since it happens to be summer, the prime vacation season, I thought I’d offer some encouragement to other newer Moms.     Thankfully our trip to Naples was pretty fun. The plane ride, the pool, the beach, the hot weather, it was all fairly enjoyable. However, there is one thing that couldRead more …

A Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Jul 1, 2016 | Posted by in Family, Party, Uncategorized | 1

The 1st year of life is a huge accomplishment. Not only for the child but for the parents as well. Everyone survived and hopefully thrived most of the 365 days. And that is something to seriously throw a party for! So, when we celebrated our daughter Eden’s 1st birthday this past weekend we did it BIG… in hungry caterpillar fashion! She LOVES that book so we made a day of celebrating her with our family and friends while chowing down on everything that caterpillar ate. And yes…I mean EVERYTHING. We had it all from the fruit, the chocolate cake, the sausage, to the ice cream cones and more. Check out the photos below to see how I did it on a budget of $180! Most of the food and decorationsRead more …