Make a Spring Cleaning Listing

Hi Friends! The Marie Kondo way of life has made it’s way into homes all over the world! We have the Netflix series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” to thank for the decluttering frenzy currently underway!

I wonder if you are one of the ones scurrying off to make piles of clothes that no longer “spark joy”?  If so, – what are you going to do with that pile?

I have a thought!

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The Must Have Flower with Lasting Power

There is nothing like a vase of fresh flowers! Colorful blooms brighten up any space and if you are living somewhere where it is still snowing in April – The Flowers Bring Hope! Ever Saturday my fam bam takes a trip to Trader Joe’s and I sooo look forward to the trip. My husband focuses on getting the food, I ooh and ahh over the floral section, and our kids secure the snacks! My one and only responsibility is to secure the bouquet (maybe 2 or 3 –  if I am willing to sacrifice a snack 😀 )! That is my … Continue reading The Must Have Flower with Lasting Power

Money: January No Spend Challenge

I have officially completed day one of the No Spend Week Challenge! A week ago, I had $354 of “play” money left for the month and I knew that I would be spending a nice chunk of that celebrating the birth of my husband. I gifted him some new basketball shoes so he can pretend to be LeBron in his work league. 🙂 We also had some time together without our dependents (YAY)! My sister watched the kids and we got to catch up with some friends from our Alma Mater! Then later we went out for a yummy Sushi … Continue reading Money: January No Spend Challenge

Money: January Adulting Allowance Check In

Wow! We are officially halfway through the first month of the year! One of my goals for this year was to share how I live below my means and hold myself accountable. If you missed my first financial post – take a second to read it here so you can understand my approach to “Adulting on an Allowance”. I started off this month with an Adulting Allowance of $600 – the goal being not to spend beyond that amount. Anytime I have swiped my card for lunch, gas, or picked up a random item – I have quickly keyed the … Continue reading Money: January Adulting Allowance Check In

Money: Budget Based Adulting Allowance

Money is a tool. A tool that is used to help you, your family, and ultimately communities. Talking about money can sometimes be very difficult because many of us want more of it, yet do not have habits established to be good stewards of the money that we do have. We think that getting more money – will get rid of our debt, increase our savings, and/or enable us to be out here LIVIN LIT LIVES! Sure (with a shoulder shrug) – that is possible – but more money does not make that happen. You do. It is a personal … Continue reading Money: Budget Based Adulting Allowance