• budgeting for beginners
    Tips and Tricks

    Budgeting For Beginners

    Hi loves❤️ Welcome back to my budgeting series. In this post, I want to share the budgeting method that helped me pay off $5,000+ in credit card debt. I don’t want to mislead you all – so I will say this loud and clear. It took a lot of effort, research, and documentation to prepare for this budget. I had to look deep into our debt, our current bills & monetary responsibilities, & our income. The Simple Method The budgeting method I used combined a few different techniques together. I liked the concept of the debt snowball & the Dave Ramsey principles – but neither of those strategies fit my…

  • Host Holidays
    Tips and Tricks

    5 Tips For Hosting The Holidays Like A Pro

    Hi loves❤️ Are you hosting the holidays for your family this year? Are you a newbie host? This holiday season I wanted to spread my tips on how to become a great host. Hosting for the holidays can be a stressful event, but with a few ways to plan ahead – this year will be a breeze. I am hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. EEEK! With our new home, we have the space to host my mom, stepdad, and sisters. Within the past two years, I have found I love to host & plan parties. I was able to host my sisters Bridal Shower & our Mother’s Day celebration.…

  • Journey with Budgeting
    My Life

    My Journey with Budgeting

    Hi loves❤️ Throughout my teen years and early adulthood – I always heard negative comments & vibes about budgeting and finances. I looked at finances as a scary monster in the corner that no one should look at. I thought, I’m paying my bills on time AND I still have money leftover. I must be doing fine. Boy was I wrong. I have always known about credit cards – and opened my first one when I was starting at Purdue. I opened my first credit card to build my credit. It was all sunshine and rainbows until about my junior year of college. Jordan and I had just got our…

  • How To Create an Evening Routine
    Personal Growth

    How to Create an Evening Routine

    Hi loves❤️ As most of ya’ll know – the past few months I have been working hard on creating a morning routine. In my morning routine I aimed to start getting up earlier – and so far so good. As we head into the last 90 days of 2019, I would love to get my wake up time pushed back 30 more minutes. This would have me getting up by 7:00am. I have been getting up anywhere from 7:15 – 7:30 currently – and the one thing that has really helped me change my wake up time? Creating an evening routine. Having a routine around bedtime helps my mind tell…

  • Must Do List for #last90days
    Personal Growth

    Are You Ready? A Must Do List For #Last90Days

    YA’LL IT’S TIME FOR THE #LAST90DAYS CHALLENGE!! The Last 90 Days challenge is here. Are you ready? Are you excited? I have been preparing for this challenge the past two weeks and can’t believe it is finally here! The Last 90 Days is a FREE challenge put on by Rachel Hollis and her team. She works with us via email and social media to help us end 2019 strong and start 2020 with healthy habits. I am using this challenge to get myself back on track to accomplish my goals. The holiday season is so busy for me and this challenge will give me a bit of structure during this…

  • Methods of Self Care
    Tips and Tricks

    5 Simple Self Care Methods

    Hi loves❤️ If you know me, you know that I take self-care very seriously. If you can’t take care of yourself regularly – how do you think you can keep up with everyday life? I am constantly on the grind between my full time position, weight lifting five days a week, running this blog, and somehow tending to my relationships in my life. When I start to get overwhelmed and overly stressed, I turn to one thing. Self Care. Self Care can look differently for each person since it is about taking care of YOURSELF. So what may help de-stress and relax Cindy over there may not help you at…

  • Last 90 Days
    Personal Growth

    The Last 90 Days Challenge

    Hi loves❤️ We are quickly approaching the last three months of the year. It’s crazy to think we have almost finished 2019. This year I am trying something different as we get closer to 2020. Rachel Hollis has a program where she focuses on creating habits to help propel yourself into the new year. I remember last year around this time – Rach was standing on her soap box preaching about how important it is to get started early. To start focusing on the person you want to be now – so you can get a few habits under your belt. To be honest, I was a little scared to…

  • 20 Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes
    Recipes

    20 Fall Slow-Cooker Recipes

    Hi loves❤️ Here in Cornfield nation, we are starting to see cooler temps. Do you know what that means?!? Pumpkin Lattes, Sweater Weather, Boots, Cute Jackets…. but most importantly FALL SOUP SEASON I’m am the biggest fan of soups because who doesn’t love a quick and simple meal? All of these soups use your slow-cooker, but I’m sure with a few tweaks these can be recreated on the stove top too. I am a slow-cooker pro, as it saves me time & doesn’t require a lot of work. Fall time is my absolute favorite season and I hate taking time away from corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and sipping on pumpkin…