Favorite Recipe Friday: Loaded Sweet Potato Chicken Nachos

A new (healthy) twist on classic nachos. Not gonna lie, I was a little hesitant to try using sweet potatoes for nacho chips. I wasn’t sure the flavors would mesh or that I could get the chips crispy enough. The key is to cut the sweet potato disks evenly, and to keep a sharp eye […]

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My 6-Month Clothes Buying Fast

How I started I didn’t start this 6-month clothes buying fast intentionally. In March, I read Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, and Rick and I started finding ways to cut back on our spending. When we made our first budget in April, I just didn’t include a line item for clothing. The last item of […]

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Week 2 Meditation Series: Guided Meditation

For Week 2 of my 4-Week Meditation Series, I focused on Guided Meditation. Instead of focusing completely on my breathing, I had various youtube videos guiding me through my 20 minute meditation time. What I Did Before going to sleep each night I lay down in my bed, flat on my back without a pillow. […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Easy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Boats

This recipe works great for a quick and easy dinner or a game day appetizer! I prefer romaine lettuce, so I go with the boats, but you could easily use iceberg to make more of a wrap. Add some ranch or bleu cheese crumbles on top! Ingredients 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded 1/4 c. wing […]

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Week 1 Meditation Series: Focused Meditation

I think I like this meditation stuff. For week 1 of my 4-Week Meditation Series, I worked on Focused Meditation. I found this type of meditation to be simple, yet challenging. What I Did Each night before going to sleep, I went to the bedroom, shut off the lights and sat down. I positioned myself either […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Greek Dip

Here’s a great party dip that’s on the healthier side. Bonus: it’s a great time of year for cucumbers and tomatoes! Ingredients: 1 c. plain Greek yogurt (I use whole milk Greek yogurt) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. dill Juice of 1/2 lemon 10 oz. hummus 1 Tbsp. minced red onion 1/2 cucumber, diced […]

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4-Week Meditation Series

I’m super excited about starting this 4-week meditation series! So many great things can come from meditating, and I’m eager to explore. Why Meditate? The list of benefits is endless: reduce stress, manage anxiety and depression, enhance spiritual wellness, improve focus and memory, increase patience, enhance awareness, improve sleep, manage pain, lower blood pressure and […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: August

We’re wrapping up summer with some fit and frugal fun! August was full of hikes, heat, sister time, sunshine, fitness challenges and some really good cheese. We came in under budget in quite a few areas, and we’re stoked about our savings. Check out our Top 10 Thrifty Wins: 1. Free clothes and booze. My […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach

Here’s a spicy vegetarian recipe! I found some peppers at the Farmers Market, and I’m not sure what they’re called, but they’re pretty intense! You can use any kind of spicy peppers with this recipe, or choose to forego them altogether if you’re up for a milder dish. Ingredients: 2 tsp. olive oil 3 cloves […]

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Staying Motivated While Paying Off Debt

It’s been almost 6 months since my husband and I read Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover and started paying off our student loan debt with gazelle-like intensity. It’s been a bumpy climb, but I’m proud of how far we’ve come. We’ve created a budget, cut back on expenses, and found ways to make some […]

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