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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 […]

Increase Productivity with the 24 Hour Grind Strategy

There are times in either my work or personal life that I am just flat out overwhelmed. I have so many things to do or accomplish, and I feel behind. I want to differentiate “overwhelmed” from the day-to-day need to get tasks done. Personally and professionally, there will always be things that need to be […]

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3 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Pressure

“Want a slice of pizza?”, asks your co-worker at the office. “Here, have a piece of chocolate”, suggests your brother. “Why aren’t you having any beer?”, questions your friend. These are just a few extremely common examples that pop up throughout any given week.  Staying on track with your healthy lifestyle can be challenging enough without […]

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Sausage and Kale Brown Rice Pasta

Colorado has finally started to feel like fall. This means that the cubbies in the gym, which over the summer contain only keys, are now stuffed with coats and sweats. Fall in Colorado is an exercise in managing expectations. Sometimes, fall is long and beautiful with perfect cool weather. Sometimes, the weather skips straight from summer […]

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How Should You Adjust Your Personal Budget When You Get a Raise?

I love this question.  I love thinking about what to do with the “extra” money when you get a raise. It can be tempting to start increasing your budget categories right away.  Maybe you feel like you’ve been cutting it close every month on your shopping budget.  If you’re like me, it’s most likely your […]

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