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7 Easy ways to save money with a newborn

There is no denying it, new babies are expensive! Even if you are a budgeting pro a newborn can throw your finances for a loop. In our first year trying to save money, we had a one-year-old and learned a few tricks. Now we are about to have a newborn and our life along with our budget are going to be …

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How to stay on budget when you are overwhelmed with paying off debt

  We all hit that point in being frugal and paying off debt where it just seems like it’s all too much. Maybe you have been hitting the grind hard and it just seems like you are just not getting anywhere. Maybe you ended up with more debt this year than you wanted to accrue due to unforeseen circumstances and it …

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6 Easy hairstyles for busy moms

You know what you don’t have time for when you have a new baby or a toddler running around? Really that could be answered in lots of ways, but today’s answer is doing your hair. In the everyday mess of things doing your hair doesn’t seem like a big deal. But I firmly believe that actually taking the 5 minutes to …

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How we paid off almost $32,000 in debt in one year

I’m currently looking at the title of this blog sitting in disbelief that I am actually the one writing it. Over the year 2017 my husband and I paid off $31,914.14 in debt, and it was not easy! We paid off both of our cars, several student loans, some medical debt, and of course some house debt. This post will …

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8 Tips for taking DIY Newborn Photos

When you first have your new little bundle of joy the emotions are overwhelming and every second is precious. What also comes with that sweet face is a nice bundle of expenses, some necessary, some not. Taking newborn photos of your little one is totally necessary, but since paying for the diapers and medical bills comes first sometimes they fall by …

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DIY Industrial Shelves (Less than $8!)

When I started planning the office of our new home I immediately started dreaming of industrial shelving. It’s all the rage now as I’m sure you know, but the thing is it is expensive. Take the drool-worthy example below from Jessica Krauss on A Beautiful Mess. It is truly awesome looking, and perfect for the room we have, but way out of our budget. …

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Top 10 Maternity shoot dresses on Amazon Prime!

Spring is coming and it is one of the most beautiful times to take your maternity photos! So in honor of the season and the new babies coming, we’ve rounded up our top 10 picks of maternity dresses for photos that you can get on Amazon Prime. You can get these quickly and they all have great reviews! There are affiliate links in this …

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10 ways for moms to treat themselves (that won’t break your budget!)

Calling all worn out stressed out moms: you are totally allowed to take a breather and have some ‘me’ time! I am guilty of running myself ragged (especially now that we are expecting baby #2) and letting all the stresses of life get to me, but I am such an advocate for moms to just let themselves off the hook regularly to …

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Best and worst baby products

After having 3 new babies join our friend team I’ve been thinking a lot about what worked and didn’t work for us when Abby was just born and on in her first year. So I figured I’d gather these thoughts and let you know exactly what worked and didn’t work for us. Keep in mind these are products that worked/didn’t …