The beginner’s guide to budgets!

How many times have you considered getting your spending under control but felt completely helpless and confused by the whole idea of it? I can't even count the times I've personally felt that way. If you've hit the gotta-start-somewhere phase, then this post is for you. It's also for anyone looking for an idea on…

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Victoria’s Secret Sale! 

I was in need of a little retail therapy today. I went in with the intention of replacing a few old bras. You know how that goes… I, like most of us girls, love a good work-out outfit. Do I actually work out? Not really. Do the outfits make me feel like working out? Actually,…

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Weekly Three – July!

One thing I love about summer is all the bright colors and scents. The wildflowers are out in all their glory and the grocery stores smell like fresh peaches (my absolute favorite!).  I’m a little behind on posting this but better late than never right? First up we have this amazing Bella Taylor budgeting wallet…

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Bella Taylor Budgeting Wallet

Just in time for the 4th of July!  Lately I’ve been getting really serious about our family finances. How many times have you thought to yourself “where did all my money actually go?!”?  I’ve been kind of nerding out about budgeting. One of the most popular and effective ways to save that I’ve come across…

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Clear Lake 

My family and I moved to Oregon from Washington recently. I’ve spent my whole life in Washington and always thought it was beautiful, but I have to say, I think Oregon wins. Today we went for a family road trip to Clear Lake and to be honest, I’ve never seen anything like it or nearly…

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Small town road trips #2 – Shaniko, OR

Discovering and exploring ghost towns and sweet little small towns is one of my favorite things to do. I wrote a small town post a couple weeks back about a tiny dot on the map. I think it’s safe to say that we found the mother of all ghost towns (at least that I’ve been to so…

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Weekly Three – it’s feeling like summer!

The weather here in Bend this week was AMAZING! Yesterday it was 83 degrees and I think it’s safe to say, I got my 4th sun burn of the week.  But anyway, this week’s Weekly Three has got me feeling summery!  Up first: Luseta Dry Shampoo. Another IPSY bag score. This dry shampoo smells SO…

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Lime salt 

This is the easiest recipe ever! I absolutely love this salt because it’s so versatile. You can use it to salt the rim of a margarita glass, or keep it handy on the counter for tossing into your favorite recipe. You can even sprinkle some on your own homemade tortilla chips for some bright flavor! …

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Churro twists (only 4 ingredients!)

I made these as a dessert for our Cinco De Mayo inspired dinner, but they can really be made any time!  These are really fun for the kids to help with. My 4 year old loved them! Ingredients: 2 TBSP sugar 1 TBSP ground cinnamon 2 TBSP butter (melt for about 20 seconds) 1 8oz…

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