• affordable summer date ideas
    Budget,  Lifestyle

    Affordable Summer Date Ideas

    Summer is finally here – I can say it. It was a long winter for us here in Minnesota so I’m ready to spend as much time outside and out of the house for the next three months. Jake and I have already been spending our weekends in the garden and our evenings taking walks, and I’m soaking it all. Along with enjoying summer, we’re also being careful with our money. In a previous post, I shared that one our goals for 2018 was to be as close to debt-free as possible by the end of the year. With that, we are being particular about the social activities we’re participating…

  • Top Five Tips to Start Saving Money
    Budget

    Top Five Tips to Start Saving Money

    About a month ago, Jake and I decided that 2018 was year we wanted to become debt-free. Our finances aren’t the worst nor are we are struggling, but there’s still room for improvement. Since making this decision, I’ve been into watching YouTubers that live as close to debt-free as possible, finding new money saving tips, and starting to live clutter-free as well. It’s my personal goal to payoff my student loans by the time I’m 30 years old. That gives me about a year a half, and I’m fairly confident that with the proper budgeting I can do it. My reason for this is to be in a good position…

  • Beauty

    Favorite Products for Curly Hair

    I’m finding that people really love to know what products work well for fellow curlies – including myself – and I think it’s because curly hair is often forgotten about. Nowadays I’ve embraced my big, curly hair and do get a lot of compliments on it, but growing up it was never like that. Once I stopped fighting my hair and learned how to care for my curls with these amazing products I’ve truly come to really enjoy my hair. Sure I still have days when I’m not happy with it, but who doesn’t have a bad hair day. I would love to see more people embracing their waves and curls so I’m going to…

  • Beauty

    I’m on a No-Buy

    I really need to be more diligent with updating my blog. I wanted to start taking more photos and updating my Instagram, and I’ve just failed. I wish I could say that my life is more exciting and that I have a lot of events to take photos of, but to be truthful I spend most of my time at work or at the time. Next weekend begins the nearly five week long of endless calendar events, so I’m hoping more photos on here will be possible. I’ve been packing up my apartment now for the past few weeks and I’ve already moved a lot of my belongings out and over…