family · finance · lifestyle

Family Finance: Why Amazon Prime?

Hello friends. It's me again, here with your second dose of family finance for the new year. In the first post, I covered the very basics of budgeting and how to go about calculating a realistic budget based on your expenses. In the next few posts, I  will be discussing how we save money shopping… Continue reading Family Finance: Why Amazon Prime?

kids · lifestyle · parenthood

5 Strategies and Resources for Keeping Toddlers Screen-Free

Happy New Year friends! We hope all of you had a blessed holiday with your loved ones and we wish everyone peace, success, and happiness in 2018. Things are crazy busy here as we are preparing for a family vacation to Florida this weekend. I'll be honest, between the kids being sick early last month… Continue reading 5 Strategies and Resources for Keeping Toddlers Screen-Free

Crafts · DIY · lifestyle

DIY Upcycled Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap

It's finally the holiday weekend and that means we are inching ever closer to the start of 2018. We recently hit our 2 year blogging anniversary earlier this month and we thought it would be nice to celebrate with a short reflection and a makeover of the first post that ever went up on this… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap

family · finance · lifestyle

Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

Hello friends! Today's post is going be different than the usual and it might even seem a little off topic because it's about numbers (my favorite subject). As a financial analyst, budgeting is a subject near and dear to my heart and something I have been wanting to write about for a while now. While… Continue reading Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

decor · home · lifestyle

Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we are inevitably inching closer to the end of the year and to even colder weather (brrrr... just the thought makes us cold). The good news, however, is that there are a few simple ways to kick the coziness factor of your home up a few notches and… Continue reading Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

Food · homekeeping · lifestyle

Mindful Homekeeping: Ditching Plastic Bottled Water

A few months ago we started a series called Mindful Homekeeping in order to share simple homekeeping practices, DIYs, and products that we feel are mindful of the environment, body, and soul as we journey toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Because we live in a time where convenience and cost drive consumption, we really wanted… Continue reading Mindful Homekeeping: Ditching Plastic Bottled Water

Baby · lifestyle · parenthood

Potty Training Before Age 2

Happy Monday friends! Our little hobbit just turned two years old last week (sobs) and we are getting ready to take potty training to the next level. I've struggled to write about this topic for a while now because 1) The first time I told someone I was potty training it felt like everything went… Continue reading Potty Training Before Age 2

homekeeping · lifestyle

Mindful Homekeeping Series: Seventh Generation

If you've been following along on our blog, you know that we do try to reduce our negative environmental impact any way we can through things like cloth diapering and upcycling, to name a few. This journey has been challenging especially because we live in a country where food, clothing, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc. are… Continue reading Mindful Homekeeping Series: Seventh Generation

family · lifestyle · travel

Adventures in Hocking Hills

If you live in the Midwest and you're looking for a picturesque place to vacation, hike, or unwind then we have the perfect place for you. There is a hidden gem located in Ohio, called Hocking Hills State Park, and it is only a 4-5 hour drive from many bordering states. We know what you're… Continue reading Adventures in Hocking Hills

decor · garden · home · lifestyle

Fall Harvest Herb Bouquets

It's nearing the end of October and the weather here is finally taking a chilly turn. With all the things that need to get done, including preparing for baby #2's arrival in a few short weeks, tending to our garden has been one of those things low on our priority list. We really wanted to maximize… Continue reading Fall Harvest Herb Bouquets