Cultivate What Matters: Finance Guide

When the Cultivate What Matters team announced their Summer Collection, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their new Finance Guide. After the past few years being really difficult financially between medical expenses, my own lack of work with being so sick while pregnant and committing to nursing my daughter, and my husband’s former job being a toxic work environment, it has taken us a while to start to get back on our feet and it has been an exhausting journey that has made me want to throw in the towel sometimes. It has felt like the epitome of little by little progress to get out of medical debt- not even little by little, more often microscopic… so my husband and I were ready to dive in together and re-focus on our finance goals with this little guide… Continue reading

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May Goal Re-cap and June Tending List!

In some ways I can’t believe the year has gone by so fast, in other ways I keep reminding myself that the year isn’t even half over and there is still so much time to make progress on my goals! Today’s post is walking you through my tending list for June and holding myself accountable for what did and didn’t happen in May. Continue reading

Some Unconventional Mother’s Day Ideas (and some tried and true as well!)

Mother’s Day is on SUNDAY! When I told my husband what I really REALLY wanted for Mother’s Day he thought I was a little crazy. He thought I was even crazier when I told him I was willing to combine my birthday and Mother’s Day gifts for it. When I started asking around to see if I was indeed crazy, a few friends suggested I write a blog post about tried and true gifts as well as a few more unique ideas for Mother’s Day… and while it doesn’t exactly fit with my “E” themes for the year, many of the gift ideas are kind of inspired by “everyday” wants and needs. So, whether you’re a mom looking to share a bit of a :hint hint nudge nudge: with your children and significant other or someone who has a mom in their life that they want to show some extra love to this weekend… this post is for you. Continue reading

What I learned during my Advent break…

Hi friends! How is your new year so far? I am really excited about some of the focuses for the blog this year! This is the first post I’m writing after my pre-written December break that ended up spanning a little past Advent as far as this blog was concerned… so I thought I’d touch on just a few things I learned on my break: Continue reading