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Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Ever since we have started eating clean, pancakes and waffles have been a sad casualty. I know there are a bunch of super healthy pancakes that are made of just bananas, egg, and cinnamon or some variation of that. We tried those and to be honest they weren’t a worthwhile substitute for us. The texture […]

Get Organized and Be Ready for All Events and Birthdays in 4 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than letting a family member or dear friend’s birthday sneak up on you. Although it can happen, last minute gifts are not typically where “best gift ever” memories are made. Life happens. Days turn into weeks and before you know it, another birthday has come and gone. Don’t let someone special’s birthday […]

How Much of My Paycheck Should I Save?

Everyone always wants to know the magic number to save.  Is it a dollar amount?  Is it a percentage of your income?  The answer?  It depends. There isn’t one magic number for everyone.  How can there be?  Everyone’s situation is different. Everyone’s comfort level is different. Some people feel like they need less money in […]

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2 Quick Tips for Going to the Gym Consistently

Do you struggle getting to the gym on a regular basis? Are you exhausted after a long day at work?  You get home and say, “I’ll go tomorrow.” Maybe you wake up early, look at the clock, and keep hitting snooze until it’s too late and it’s time to get ready for work. If any […]

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Cinnamon Nutella Oatmeal Recipe

In our house, we have rediscovered Nutella. Rediscovered? Where did it go? Well, in the interest of healthy eating we don’t stock Nutella or similar addicting treats. However, recently we have found that, in moderation, we are able to have Nutella here and there. So now we have Nutella in the pantry and I want […]

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How to Keep a Clutter-free Home

  Clutter stresses me out. I wouldn’t be able to live in a house where I constantly saw things that didn’t have a place or were useless. I like to attribute it to my love for efficiency and cleanliness instead of a mild case of OCD….jury is still out on that one. Whatever the reason, […]

5 Budgeting Tips from a Dual Income Married Couple with No Kids

Honestly, the budgeting process largely looks the same for singles as it does for couples, but instead of one person’s financial goals and financial issues there are two variations. I want to share tips that have helped Rachael and I since we got married. 1. Put Everything on the Table Before you can even create […]

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Easy Protein Oatmeal

This year we have done two rounds of the Fast Metabolism eating program by Haylie Pomroy. I don’t like to call it a diet because the definition of diet is “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.” We did this eating program to re-set […]

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How to Organize your Christmas Decorations for Easy Storage

It is sad to think about, but the holidays are over. I know that some people like to spread the holiday cheer by leaving their Christmas decorations up until February (or May). Not me. I like to start the year fresh with the house as clear of clutter as possible. *Gasp* did she just call Christmas […]

Personal Budgeting Checklist for the Start of the New Year

The New Year always brings excitement, inspiration, and usually resolutions and goals.  I know this because our gym is now twice as busy this week than it was last week.  Before you get started running down the New Year path already, it’s important to close out your previous year, especially from a financial standpoint.  Here […]

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