I firmly believe that if we only started talking about saving for the holidays in November, it would already be too late. Why? Because one of the easiest ways to save on holiday gifts is to start early. If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck or are on a tight budget, preparing for holiday shopping & getting it done in advance can ensure your finances aren't completely thrown off course in December. Based on what I've learned from my own habits (and from observing people with far superior shopping skills), I think it's safe to say that if there are still leaves on the trees still everywhere when you’re starting your shopping for the winter holidays, you are more likely to ring in 2018 without credit card debt. Here are 5 thrifty tips to help you survive holiday shopping without wreaking havoc on your budget.Read More
So hello, December! I have been pretty quiet on my blog this month due to it' being absolutely chaos! I have a lot going on at the moment this month so I am hoping to get back into the swing of things come January! For now I wanted to update you on why I have been missing.
We have seen Santa about 4 times and it’s only juuust the middle of December. Lucas thankfully isn’t afraid of Santa!
Everyday life is busy. Walmart has made life a little easier by partnering with PayPal. Being able to shop at Walmart with PayPal’s new Cash In and Cash Out services will benefit the everyday person, including myself by allowing me, and everyone else to have access to funds on PayPal at our fingertips. What is PayPal cash in and cash out money services and what does it do? Ever wanted your own personal financial advisor? Use PayPal!Read More
Starting my blog in 2017 I never thought about how important an email list can be. Especially weekly newsletters. When I started to buckle down to grow my blog I immediately put my email list on the back burner. I focused on social shares. It only gets you so far! Once I started to work less on social shares I noticed a decrease in traffic, which meant I wasn’t holding onto organic traffic.Read More
When I started my blog I never anticipated making money from it. I honestly believed I would never be searched or known. This year it has quickly turned into a little side hustle! It brings in enough for me to pay my bills & student loan! I was desperately searching for a way to use my brain, work on my own schedule, and contribute to our family financially while on MatleaveRead More
Don't be fooled by the quinoa! These muffins are absolutley delicious and have you wanting more than one! Also, they are vegan! Every time we cook quinoa for dinner all I can think of is chocolate chip muffins because I originally started making non-vegan muffins back in 2012 or 2013 from the Quinoa 365 cook book. It's both a blessing & a curse?Read More
Moving into our home 5 years ago, I knew we would be here for some time. I always felt that because it’s a rental I wouldn’t want to make it homey because we will be leaving. That being said. We decided this will be our last rental before we purchase a home. We rent a little two bedroom basement suite & our walls are still bare for the most part! I’ve always admired gallery photo walls. I wanted to make one of my own. Specifically on the bare wall in our room above the ledge. I discovered this really cool app called Mixtiles. Mixtiles syncs directly with your phone’s camera roll to quickly and easily order high-quality prints that come in less than a week. And they always have free shipping!Read More
I love a good blog survey. I always click over to read when I see other bloggers do them because it’s fun to learn more about people outside of the normal stuff we post. Since I love to read them, I thought you might like to as well. So I thought it might be fun to play a get to know me better game with you. If you have a question, leave it in the comments below! I love doing these types of posts!Read More
As a vegan of 1.5 years I still consider myself new to the lifestyle. I am by no means a professional. I still struggle to know what veggies I should be eating daily. I 100% do NOT eat enough vegetables. One thing I will say is I am not a responsible nutritional vegan. I take my multivitamin & try to have a balanced day of veggies, fruit & proteinRead More
Find 5 ways to the cold weather and not see it simply as the gloomy, wet, cold Autumn & Winter.
For years I’ve only really appreciated and celebrated the arrival of Autumn, I feel like Autumn is the season, besides Spring time that we actually acknowledge that nature around us is changing, going to “sleep” and therefore our bodies, too, are undergoing some type of transformation. This is why I think we should indeed find beautiful ways to welcome the cold weather and not simply see it as another day on the calendar.Read More
We could all agree that being sick sucks, right? Even something like the common cold can spoil the mood, leaving us housebound. What sparked this blog post was that October is here, the weather is changing & everyone if getting sick! knock on wood.Read More
I previously made a What's In My Diaper Bag last year before my son arrived. What I thought would be in my diaper bag! you can check that out here. Looking back, I actually don't hold all of those items in that bag! So, I have decided to make a new 2.0 version of the real deal of what goes on inside my diaper bag. I decided to make the switch from a backpack to a shoulder bag/purse looking diaper bag.Read More