2019 galentine's day gifts for $30 and under

2019 galentine's day gifts for $30 and under

All hail Parks & Rec, the most amazing TV series that invented the most amazing unofficial holiday, Galentine’s Day. Thanks to the incredible Leslie Knope, we can celebrate Galentine’s Day every February 13th. I love Galentine’s Day, because it celebrates our female friendships and gives us and opportunity to gush over our girl friends. What’s not to love?

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free printable monthly budget worksheet

free printable monthly budget worksheet

I’ve been pretty candid in the past about not always being so great with my money. Budget was basically a four-letter word in my early twenties. Now, it’s my favorite thing to do! Seriously. I obsess over the budget and it’s been life-changing. I am sooo close to being out of consumer debt. In fact, I will be done with credit card debt FOREVER before my next birthday (yippee!). Five years ago, I read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and it really opened my eyes. While I don’t follow his method to a T, I’ve been doing a monthly budget ever since.

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Faux DIY Marble Countertops for Under $100

Faux DIY Marble Countertops for Under $100

Last weekend, I posted on Instagram about how bored I am with our home’s aesthetic and how I am ready for another renovation project. J & I have been discussing installing hardwood floors, painting our cabinets, and installing new counter tops. While all of that is really exciting, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad, because we pulled off a really amazing low budget DIY renovation when we moved into this home in 2017. It wasn’t perfect and it was very low budget, but we put lots of blood, sweat, and tears into it and although it was difficult at the time, I look back on it fondly. So, today, I want to tell you all about our 2017 renovation and how I managed to turn our ugly forest green counter tops into pretty white “marble” ones. This was one of the biggest DIY challenges I’ve personally tackled and replacing them will definitely be bittersweet.

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holiday home tour 2018

holiday home tour 2018

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t love decorating for holidays. Which may come as a shock to some of you, but seriously … it’s such a pain. You only leave it up for a short while, the trends change from year-to-year so it can get costly, and I rarely have guests or host any kind of gatherings so .. what’s the point? My dear sweet husband LOVES Christmas, however, and he gets excited about decorating every year. So, I push my grinch-ness aside just for him.

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last minute Amazon Prime gift guide under $50

last minute Amazon Prime gift guide under $50

Christmas is less than one week away and for most of us that celebrate, that’s pretty exciting. Some of us, on the other hand, are kind of freaking out because we have yet to complete holiday shopping (me). Not to worry, ya’ll. It’s 2018 and Amazon Prime exists. AND I am here to help. I have rounded up ten amazing gift ideas below to help inspire you to get your shopping done while economically wise. All items are under $50 and Prime eligible so get ready to add to cart!

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