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!

13 Free Ways to Show Your Husband How Much You Love Him

The days leading up to Valentine's Day hold an extra special place in my heart. Why? Because my husband and I got engaged on February 12th! I remember the moment he proposed like it was yesterday. Benj and I lived over 2,500 miles apart, so we didn't get to see each...

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11 Money-Saving Laundry Room Essentials

These days, I have a newly-walking toddler who loves to help me on laundry day. When he's not confiscating my wool dryer balls or pulling wet clothes out of the dryer, you'll probably find him dragging hand towels through the apartment or spreading clean clothes...

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Laundry Room Organization on a Budget

Staring at a cluttered—or empty—laundry room can feel overwhelming. It's difficult to know how to make the best use of the space staring back at you. But simple laundry room organization can make all the difference in the world, especially in small spaces! Growing up,...

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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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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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