• Fitness

    My Favorite Gym Accessories

    As we approach the new year, I’m on the hunt for a new gym bag. My favorite purple Adidas bag I snagged on eBay few years ago is hitting the bricks. I’m looking for a bag that’s slightly larger than what I have now to better accommodate my clothes and collection of gym accessories I’ve built over the years. Gym accessories are not required for success, but I do have some favorites that I rely on for nearly every workout! If you have a gym membership, then your facility should be providing the majority of what you need to get a workout in. However, sometimes you may prefer having your…

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    Recipes

    Easy Macro-Friendly Cauliflower Mash

    The holidays are upon us which brings a lot of delicious foods! For me, the holidays begin at Halloween with too much candy and then it goes into Thanksgiving – the holiday where all you do is eat. The majority of these foods you find yourself surrounded by at holiday parties and get-togethers, usually aren’t very macro-friendly or the healthiest. If you’re anything like me, then you prefer having some options that are slightly healthier than your traditional green bean casserole and sweet potatoes with marshmallows. That’s where this easy, macro-friendly mashed cauliflower recipe steps in! Now even I’ll admit that the holidays aren’t about eating healthy foods, but rather enjoying…

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    Budget

    How To Save Money on Your Groceries

    I’ve been creating a budget the past few months, closely tracking my spending, and I’m proud to say I’ve been able to stick to my budget since I started. One of the largest parts of my budget is how much I spend on groceries, so I’ve started practicing new techniques that keep me on budget. Sometimes I’m even under budget. I’ve shared a few grocery budget tips in other posts, but it’s all of these tips done together that are going to save you the most money on groceries. It’s scary to go on a budget, looking exactly at how much money I’m bringing in compared to what’s being spent. But…

  • Fall Favorites 2018
    Life

    Fall Favorites | 2018

    It’s time for another favorites post – specifically my fall favorites for this year! Fall is in full swing and I’ve been enjoying as much of it as I can. October started out quite cold and dreary in Minnesota, but once it cleared the colors and shorter days were wonderful. We even got the perfect fall day to take our engagement pictures, with full colors and leaves falling all around us. I’ll share a few pictures of our session at the end of this post if you’re interested! With fall, comes pumpkin and spice everything. Warm colors. Muted and dark lipsticks. Sweaters and scarves. All of these and more, which I’ve…

  • Paid Off My Debt!
    Budget

    I Paid Off My Debt! Now What?

    I can finally say it – I paid off my debt! As of September, I finished paying off my student loans and officially became debt-free. This is a personal achievement that I’m happy to say I’ve completed from my list of goals. Earlier this year, I shared that we were on a journey to become debt-free in 2018. When I started actively making payments on my student loans in 2013, I had about $20,000 of debt (which was higher than when I graduated thanks to interest). Like most young graduates, I started making the minimum payment while paying for other living costs. It wasn’t until 2016 that I started aggressively making…