Journey to a Debt-Free Home — Part 1

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

Make Budgeting Fun!

10 Tips That Will Change the Way You Budget

Fondue for Two

How to Create a Romantic Date Night In

$6 Dollar Tree Dogwood Blossom Floral Arrangement

Dogwood blossoms are one of my favorite flowers. Their delicate blossoms are reminiscent of springtime and new beginnings, and while dogwood trees only bloom for a short while, they certainly provide a spectacular springtime show! When I recently stumbled across these...

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4 Ingredient Strawberry Mango Slushies

Winter weather typically makes me gravitate toward warm cups of coffee in heavy mugs and steaming Earl Grey in pretty teacups. But every once in a while, usually as spring approaches, I'll crave something fresher. By this time of year, I'm just so ready for blue...

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Easy Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day DIY Decor Ideas

It's easy to go all out on Valentine's Day. Experts estimate that Americans will spend over $18 billion dollars on Valentine's Day this year. Say what? Between the romantic cards, chocolate, jewelry, special dinners, and everything in between, it's not hard to get...

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Jack Everett’s Home Birth Story

As first-time pregnant mamas, we spend hours reading books and articles, researching, and attending birth classes. We talk with our midwives and doctors, and listen to our friends' birth stories, trying to prepare ourselves both mentally and physically for our baby's...

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Top 10 Newborn Baby Must-Haves

Learning to live on precious little sleep during the early newborn days can make you feel like you're going a little crazy. Anything that makes your life easier and helps preserve your sanity becomes highly valuable! Ask me how I know. My first month of parenthood has...

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Jack Everett is 1 Month Old – Newborn Update

This first month with Jack has been quite the adventure, and Benj and I are so in love with him! He has been such a fun newborn to get to know and seems to have quite the personality. As far as we can see, Jack has his daddy's ears, eyes, long fingers, and big feet....

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The Year of Intentionality

Today, my little baby boy turned one month old. I’m kind of in denial over here! It’s truly amazing to think about how quickly these first days have sped by. Part of me wants time to slow down. The other part is excited for the day when Benj and I will get to sleep...

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Moving Day is Almost Here

Autumn is definitely making its presence known today. There's a chill in the air, cloudy grey skies, and rain sprinkling on and off. I opened my kitchen window to let in the breeze. As I stood there, looking out and washing a few dishes, I was struck by the fact that...

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Thanks for stopping by!

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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