Making a budget that works for your family

Growing up my parents always stressed to me how important making a budget was. Even when I was little we planned out how to spend birthday money, Christmas money, and anything else we got. Making a budget seemed ingrained in me, but when I was all on my own I realized it was still a lot harder than I thought …

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How I made my first $46.46 blogging | May 2018 Income Report

I’m going to be super honest in this post, this blog is definitely at least 2 years old as of 2018 and I JUST started making money. However, I also just really started trying to make it work a little over a month ago. In the beginning of April 2018 I had no pageviews and I hadn’t written a blog post in …

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Best gifts for Dad under $25

All Dads seem to have this intuition for all knowing to say they don’t need anything for Fathers Day, Birthdays, or Christmas. Plus, the things you do know they want is way out of price range for a family on a budget. Yeah, sorry not sorry, you are not getting a Tesla for Father’s Day sweetie. If you are anything like …

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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 …