How to do a {big} Vacation on a Budget

Way (way!) back when I started this blog in the summer of 2011, I had a different title and focused mostly on getting good deals. I loved sharing these deals but it wasn’t where my heart was, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love finding the best savings in many areas of our […]

How to Work With What You’ve Got

One of my favorite hobbies (much to my husband’s chagrin) is upcycling furniture. (I’m one of those people who sends my husband to the curb on trash day to pick up people’s discards so I can make them pretty!) We’ve done several pieces over the last few years and it just feels good to put a new coat […]

It’s Finally Here!

this post was sponsored by El Pollo Loco, but all opinions are my own Remember a few months ago when I wrote about a new restaurant coming to Houston? Well, I’m so excited to announce that the Houston area is now the proud home to a brand-new El Pollo Loco restaurant! On Monday, October 6, […]

Why I’m OK with Laminate Countertops

Small changes Day 8: Changes in how we think about our finances My husband and I had our house built in 2009. We got to choose lots of things (sooo many options!) and one of the biggest decisions for us was the countertops for the kitchen. I wanted granite. Like really, really wanted granite. Except […]

Five Steps To be a Hero to a Child this Christmas Season

{This post is from 2011, but it’s something we do each year. Your child and your child can be a hero!} Welcome to day 6 of Making Small Changes! (If you’re new, click here for the explanation of this series!) Today, I want to challenge us to make small changes in our way of thinking […]

Small Changes- Check your heart before you check the mirror

Hi friends. Welcome to Day 5 of Making Small Changes. (To see what it’s all about, click here.)These girls. I love them so much. And already I am thinking about how they will be as teenagers. How I want them to pursue inner beauty instead of acclaim for their outer beauty. (Which as their mama, […]