Journey to a Debt-Free Home — Part 1

What does our big picture plan look like?
Learn more in this first installment!

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Make Budgeting Fun!

10 Tips That Will Change the Way You Budget
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Fondue for Two

How to Create a Romantic Date Night In
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Whimsical Baby Shower Decor for a Little Girl

Can you imagine praying for a baby for 10 years? We have friends who did! After waiting that long, the Lord answered their prayers with a baby girl: sweet Talia Annabeth. The ladies in our church threw her a baby shower, and I took on the fun task of creating...

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Journey to a Debt-Free Home | The Why (part 2)

Along with the questions of how we're planning to own our home free and clear, Benj and I have also received questions about why we're taking this path. So today, I'll be sharing our reasons for pursuing debt-free home ownership. If you didn't have a chance to read...

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Journey to a Debt-Free Home | The Plan (part 1)

My husband and I have a dream to own our first home completely debt free! It's a dream that we're currently working hard to turn into a reality. Our dream of debt-free home ownership was born a couple of years ago, and has continued to take shape over time. I know...

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Virgin Bloody Mary Drinks | 5 minute Recipe

Concocting Virgin Bloody Mary drinks will forever remind me of summer. Before Benj and I got married, I worked in my parents' homeschool book business. Summertime was our crazy busy season because moms were buying books for the next school year. We worked extended...

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5 Postpartum Recovery Must-Haves for New Mamas

Like every birth, each new mom's postpartum recovery is unique. We write birth plans and imagine our dream births. We research diligently and do our best to prepare for baby's arrival. But in the end, we can never be quite sure of the turns our labor will take. I went...

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Fondue Night for Two | Romantic Date Night In

Oh, fondue night! You're my favorite. Before Jack was born, Benj and I really didn't schedule regular date nights. Instead, we just did pretty much everything together! Since the beginning of our relationship, simply being with one another- no matter what we were...

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Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 (that Dad will love)

Father's Day is just around the corner, and it has plenty of people stumped as they try to think of a great gift for Dad. Why are dads so difficult to shop for? Maybe it's because they're so practical. Or maybe it's because they don't casually drop hints about what...

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I’m Lauren— a wife, mama, and chocolate enthusiast learning to live a full, intentional life characterized by love and grace.

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