• Money Matters

    How We Saved $625 for Our Family Vacation

    Hi, guys! Our little family planned a getaway for next week during Mal’s school break, so when You Need A Budget (YNAB) reach out about partnering on a blog post, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to set some goals and create a vacation savings account for our trip. I actually saw it as […]



    Thank you Upromise for sponsoring this post! While this was a sponsored opportunity from Upromise, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my goals for 2016 is start saving for Quinn’s future. Mal and I have talked about it quite a bit in the past 20 months or so, but we haven’t done much about it. So when […]


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    Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Good morning and a very happy Friday to […]


    Black Friday Holiday Sales

    November 26, 2014

    Helloooo! You guys know that I love a good deal, so here are a bunch of Black Friday sales you might be interested in. Most of them are only good through Friday, so be sure to hop on them. And I will definitely add more to this list as I hear about them! Happy shopping! American Eagle: […]


    You guys have heard of Ebates, right? If not, Ebates basically gives you money back in your pocket for shopping online. For example, if there’s an Ebate’s offer for 10% back at Old Navy and you buy something online, you get 10% of your total purchase in a check from Ebates. Awesome, right? It might sound […]


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    Ok, here we go! Week 5 of my grocery budget experiment! This week I was all about shopping sales and using coupons at Whole Foods to guide my meal planning for the week. I ended up shopping the in-store sales like it was my job, but I only used one coupon. Even still, I came […]



    So, I think this week’s grocery shopping was a success? I created a meal plan and headed to Trader Joe’s with my list in hand. I tried to stick to it, but I veered off track a little bit here and there. I just can’t help myself at TJ’s. They have so many fun foods! […]