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!

Is YNAB Worth the Money? | One Couple’s Honest Opinion

Once upon a time, I fell in love with budgeting. The end. (Or as my husband always replies, "No—the beginning.") Okay, so there's more to that story. I had never done a zero-based budget until a few years ago, even though I'd faithfully saved money since elementary...

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Goal Setting for Moms with Their Hands Full

If you’re a mom, then you naturally have your hands full. They’re filled with little hands, big hugs, blessings, trials, dirty diapers, clean clothes, pacifiers, bath toys, school work, and the list goes on!

Whether you have one child or twelve, being a mom is a round-the-clock job that requires plenty of patience, fortitude, and grace as we’re meeting needs and caring for our people… Read More

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How to Choose a Word of the Year that Makes an Impact

December is one of my favorite months. I love the Christmas season, and I also love thinking about the approaching new year! There's something about fresh starts and goal setting that makes me feel a bit giddy. (Yes, I fully recognize how nerdy that sounds.) Taking...

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How to Create Capsule Wardrobes for Kids

If you're ready to save money on your child's clothing, simplify your laundry routine, and have more fun putting outfits together for your little one, then you're in the right place! Capsule wardrobes for kids are the game changer you've been looking for. Capsule...

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15 Things We Don’t Spend Money On

My husband and I are currently throwing every extra dollar we can toward saving for our first home. Thus, there are some things we don't spend money on. We try to keep our budget as trim as possible, and giving up certain luxuries is a great way for us to save. That...

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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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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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