How I Cut My Grocery Bill In Half

In adult life, groceries usually take up a pretty nice chunk of our monthly budgets. Once we grab the snacks the Mr. likes, the new juice boxes the kids like and that expensive lunchmeat from the deli, somehow we rack up almost $300 in groceries that never seem to last as long as we’d hoped. As you guys know, Nathan and I have been aggressively attacking our debt and we’re always revisiting our budget to see if there’s any place that we can cut back […]

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How To Set Attainable New Goals For 2016 (Graphic Included)

goals 2016

  In less than 24 hours, ‘New Year, New Me’ season will be upon us. Well, did you know that statistically only about 8% of Americans actually make use of their New Year resolutions ( Crazy right?! So I wanted to take a moment to talk to you guys about how I go about setting my goals for the new year and provide some tips on what I believe is necessary to achieve them. Write your goals down! I know that personally I’m a visual […]

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12 Biblical Characteristics of Great Friends

Characteristics of Great Friends

It’s no question that our friends hold a major place in our hearts. We laugh with them, we confide in them, and they’re always down for a good time. Great friends have a way of making life a little easier. But what actually makes a friend, a great friend? I did some studying and I pulled out 12 characteristics straight from the Bible. Here they are: 1) Even-tempered “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you […]

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Is He Really The One? Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Forever?

So you meet a nice guy, you fall in love and go steady for a while—naturally, the next step seems to be marriage. But have you really taken the time to think things through? My husband and I always giggle a little when we see large, extravagant weddings because we know from first-hand experience that there is nothing glamorous about marriage (don’t get me wrong! We love weddings). The truth is, it’s hard work. So if you’re going to do it, you want to make […]

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If You’re Feeling Burnt-Out

Burnout is something that we all experience at some point or another and it’s completely normal. We feel exhausted, lose interest in our day-to-day, and in some ways we feel like we’re trapped in a never-ending hamster wheel. This is exactly how I felt this week. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 9 months and while I love it, it’s not easy. For the most part, I spend every waking moment with my children. I feed them, clean up after them, I entertain […]

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25 Questions and Answers

Tomorrow I will be 25 years old and to celebrate my birthday with my lovely readers, I’m going to answer 25 questions submitted by you guys! Ready? Let’s do it. 1.    How do you handle Criticisms on how you choose to live your life? I honestly ignore it. I understand that at the end of the day, God is the one that I answer to and as long as things are right between he and I, I’m good. 2.    What is the best lipstick color […]

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How I Won The Battle Between Living A Life For God And Staying Relevant

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I asked around a bit to find out what other young Christians were struggling with and this topic hit so close to home that I absolutely had to tell you guys my thoughts. As Christians, particularly young ones, there always seems to be a constant battle between staying cool or trendy and living a lifestyle that’s completely honorable before God. And for so long, I struggled with it. One of the biggest things that I felt kept me from completely renouncing my life of sin […]

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