Journey to a Debt-Free Home — Part 1

The 3 steps in our big-picture plan…

Make Budgeting Fun!


10 Tips That Will Change the Way You Budget

Fondue for Two


Create a Romantic Date Night In!

40 Dollar Tree Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It's Christmas time, and I'm so excited! Jack just turned 2, so I've been thinking more about his stocking this year. I noticed dozens of amazing Dollar Tree toddler stocking stuffer ideas when I was shopping the other day, so today I'm sharing them with you! I spent...

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10 Family Camping Hacks | Sanity-saving Tips and Tricks!

Growing up in Florida, we never went camping. Sure, people go camping in the Sunshine State, but the humidity and bugs are a pretty big deterrent most of the year! My parents were never into it, so we just never camped as a family. It was only recently that I acquired...

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Toddler Boy Fall Capsule Wardrobe (with photos!)

Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest! Leaves are turning vibrant shades of red and orange and gold. The night air is chilly and crisp. Apples and pumpkins are everywhere you look! Sweater weather is most definitely here, and that can only mean one thing—it's...

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A Major Life Update!

Well folks, it's been a while—a long while. In fact, it's been so long that I even have a major life update to share with you all! I had intended to take a few-week-long blogging break as summer approached, but those weeks quickly turned into months. You see, last...

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3 DIY Spring Essential Oil Blends for Your Diffuser

Today is the first day of Spring! It's been a long winter here in the Pacific Northwest, and I am so ready for blue skies and warm sunshine. One of my favorite ways to bring the season inside, is to make it smell like spring. So today, I'm excited to share 3 of my...

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7 Christian Songs to Get You Through the Hard Times

Today, I received news from my doctor that left me feeling defeated and deflated. Some new test results showed that I have yet another health issue that needs to be taken care of—something else to add to a long list. I had just recently started feeling like I was...

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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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