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Refurnish Your Home on a Budget

Redecorating your home can feel like a massive undertaking, especially when you include furniture into that overhaul. Oftentimes, furniture is the single most expensive category of your home’s possessions, although few of us think about protecting it from thieves or accident. When it’s time to redo a room, furniture is the biggest expense that you can expect.

However, if you can take some smart measures, you’ll find yourself able to cut way back on the expenses of refurnishing your home. Read on to learn more!

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

Let’s face it. Who wants to spend their time off spring cleaning? Wouldn’t it be better to spend that time binge watching another awesome series on Netflix? Yes, it would. Unfortunately, self-cleaning homes are still a thing of the future. Until we start to live like The Jetsons, we’ll still have to do the cleaning ourselves. Yes, it does indeed suck. Thankfully, there are ways to clean your home without missing too many hours of your free time. 

You Don’t Need a New Year for New Goals

January has come and gone. Many new year goals have petered out by February, which is often expected by most people as they set their new years goal at the end of December. Just because January has ended, doesn’t mean that you can’t continue working on yourself and continuing to improve yourself and your life.

Top 10 FREE Apps to Save You Money

Did you know that you can save a bunch of money at the grocery store just by using your phone? There are actually some really great FREE apps that can help you to save money on your purchases! Here are the The Top 10 Must Have Apps to Save You Money.

Our Engagement Story

We’re starting the New Year out with a bang…and a ROCK!! 

A quick little backstory about the day…I had a photo shoot booked in the city (in Chicago), with a photographer that reached out to me through the blog.  He was in town for the weekend, and asked if I was up to collaborate on a shoot.  I get a lot of random inquiries from people reaching out to me on IG or the blog…but this photographer had some really nice shots, and the timing worked out, so I decided to do a collab with him.  I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to get some nice shots of Bart and I in the city before he moves to California.  So we set it up for January 1st, which was the only day we could actually make it out to the city, since Bart had to work the next couple days.  

How to Organize Your Home’s Trash Solutions

Families and homes have a tendency to build up trash. That’s simply the nature of a bunch of people living in a place together. Things build up and people move through lots of products and materials. By nature, we tend to be a pretty wasteful species. However, you can simultaneously make your home a neater and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce by getting organized and working together. Here are some different ways that you can organize the trash your home produces to be more efficient and less of the filthy animals you know you are!

New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save Money

The New Year allows for a fresh start and when it comes to saving money that’s just what many of us need. The holidays are a time when many of us let loose and spend more than we meant to. That’s why New Year’s is a great time to make a resolution to start saving money. Whether you choose to do a no-spend month or commit to a savings plan, you can make New Year’s resolutions to help you save money.

Reliving Your Best Memories with GoPro and QuikStories

“Pictures or it never happened!”  

We have been long time fans of GoPro…even from the early days.  Now, GoPro is even cooler than ever, and with the new APP QuikStories, we’re enjoying our memories with just a touch of a button. 

My GoPro has been with me through so much.  Shark Cage Diving, Bungee Jumping, Snowboarding, Fishing…it’s been all across the states, in New Zealand, Australia, Haiti, and Iceland.  I’ve had it for years, and it has never failed me.  It is so awesome to have all these pictures and videos of my favorite memories, when usually I wouldn’t have much proof of it before.  After all the love my GoPro has given me, it was time to upgrade to another one…but only because of the awesome new features they keep coming out with.  

Fisherman’s Gift Guide

My boyfriend, B, is a Fisherman…like a really passionate Fisherman.  He does tournaments, is in a fishing club, and belongs to Bassmaster.  To say he loves it, would be a total understatement.  You would think that Christmas and birthday gift ideas come easy for me then…just get some fishing gear, right?  But oh my goodness, have you ever walked into Bass Pro and looked around going, “what the heck do I get?!”  There are so many products, and sometimes it can be super stressful trying to wade through it all. 

Holiday Gift Guides

Here’s our Ultimate List of Holiday Gift Guides in one place! Be sure to check them out, and let us know what other types of guides you would like to see!