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 & Living Beautifully | 7 Strategies
This post contains affiliate links to a product I love and have worn almost everyday for over two years: RMS "un" cover-up. Are you familiar with RMS "un" cover-up? In case you're not, it's a hybrid foundation-concealer with a devoted fan-base -- people love that it provides beautiful, natural-looking coverage and contains super clean ingredients … Continue reading Why I splurge on RMS “un” cover-up
With family on both the West and East Coasts, we book plane flights on the regular. However, plane flights have recently become more challenging -- we now have a wonderfully curious and energetic little one-year-old, and he prefers to poke around and explore rather than sit still for extended periods of time. For our recent … Continue reading Inexpensive Plane Activities for a Young Toddler
Today I'd like to share one of my "go-to" tricks for easy entertaining. This morning, we had an old friend from out of town come over for coffee (home roasted, of course!). I didn't have time to bake anything for us to nibble on, so I took a quick run to the Mexican super market … Continue reading Easy Entertaining | Mexican sweet bread
Today I'd like to share a an idea for a simple but meaningful DIY baby gift : a name meaning plaque! It's a very straightforward project -- you only need 4 supplies (you might even already own some of them), and it can be started and finished in a couple of days -- but it's … Continue reading Meaningful DIY Baby Gift // $25
We scored our solid wood coffee table off of Craigslist for $30 about six years ago when we first moved to North Carolina. Initially, I loved it, but after a while -- it just didn't feel right. I thought perhaps it just didn't fit our rental space, but after we moved to our bungalow and … Continue reading Coffee Table Refresh // $20!
We all know we need to clean our makeup brushes regularly... but if we're honest, most of us would probably admit we don't clean them as often as we'd like to. In the past, one of the things that would prevent me from regularly cleaning my makeup brushes was that it would take me FOREVER … Continue reading Cheap & Clean Beauty | an easy way to wash your makeup brushes
This post is the second part of a three-part series on cloth diapers. If you missed it, check out my first post, where I talk about our routine and approach to cloth diapering. And keep an eye out for the third installment, which will cover tips for building a cloth diaper stash on a budget! … Continue reading Cloth Diapers | number crunched