As virtually every financial book will tell you, the golden rule of personal finances is “Spend less than you earn.” In order to get out of debt or create wealth, there must be a gap between the money coming into your bank account and the money going out of your account. There are two ways … Continue reading Spending Less without Sacrificing a Beautiful Aesthetic | 7 Strategies
Have you been to Aldi recently?! When we were full-time graduate students in Cleveland, my husband and I shopped at Aldi every week to buy steeply-discounted dairy products and pantry staples. After we moved to North Carolina, I wasn't very impressed with the local Aldi -- it was a little out of the way, and … Continue reading Have you been to Aldi recently?!
My husband and I have a curious and energetic 21 month-old -- and a house that is decidedly not baby proof (although in all fairness, I've never been in a space that was truly "baby proofed" for him). As soon as he was mobile, we knew we needed to create a "Yes Zone" for him … Continue reading House Tour | breakfast nook styled as a playroom
I love celebrating Advent, and today, I'd like to share my simple advent wreath! It looks stunning and takes about 2 minutes to put together. As a bonus, most of the supplies are reusable year after year, so the annual cost is only $12 after the first year. You'll need: An evergreen wreath. I love … Continue reading A Simple Advent Wreath
Thanksgiving is over! Can you believe it? And that means Christmas is just around the corner ❤️ As we all know, it's so, so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the festivities and miss out on what's most important! Today, I'd like to share four things I like to do … Continue reading Slowing Down for Christmas (for what matters most)
When my husband and I bought our 1920s bungalow two years ago, one of the features that really sold us on the house was the oversized kitchen. We both love to cook and spend most of our time hanging out in the kitchen, so it seemed perfect for us! Of course, out of all the … Continue reading Inspiration for a Craftsman Kitchen
Two years ago, my husband and I bought a beautiful old bungalow. Although the many aspects of the house were outdated, we fell in love with the house's character and charming architectural details. We knew that with a few simple updates (think fresh paint and gorgeous light fixtures), our bungalow would be a total knockout. … Continue reading House Updates & Number Crunching
When I buy fresh cilantro for a specific recipe, it seems as though I can never use up the entire bunch before it goes bad. Enter... sweet and spicy cilantro sauce! It effectively uses up the remaining cilantro and pairs brilliantly with virtually any recipe that calls for cilantro (tacos, fish, black beans... you name … Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Cilantro Sauce