Top 10 Thrifty Wins: February

Here’s what we won in February! 1. Free mini vacation. For Rick’s office holiday party we went out of town and stayed at a hotel across from where the Green Bay Packers play. It was a nice little February getaway, and I had a really fun time meeting Rick’s coworkers. We did an escape room and […]

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Motivation Monday: See Opportunities

I’m a planner, and I try to see the whole picture in a situation: both the positives and negatives. I look for the benefits as well as plan for any kinds of obstacles that might occur. Generally, I like this process, and it has served me well. But sometimes I get caught up in the […]

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10 Ways to Increase Your Veggie Intake

Holy nutrients! Vegetables are awesome. These tasty suckers have so many health benefits, make you feel good and might even cut down your risk of developing chronic diseases. Some people don’t think vegetables taste too awesome or they take too long to prepare, so here’s a list of simple ways to increase your veggie intake: […]

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Motivation Monday: Desire & Hustle

There have been certain times in my life where I wanted to be good at something but didn’t feel like I had a whole lot of natural talent in that area. I got good grades in school, I’ve been promoted, and I once ran 6 miles. I’m proud of all these accomplishments, and none of […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: January

The new year started out with a ton of changes: new city, new apartment, new job, new thrifty wins! Here are our Top 10: 1. Cheap rent, actually no rent this month. Due to some miscommunication, we accidentally paid December’s rent twice back at the end of November. So, January’s rent had already been covered. […]

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Motivation Monday: Trust the Timing

Sometimes I look at my life and think, shouldn’t I have this figured out by now? I want everything to make sense at this moment. There are certain things I want for my life, and sometimes I wish I were closer to getting them. I’d like to have our debt paid off, enjoy traveling, have […]

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Organize Your Fridge to Reduce Waste & Save Money

Grocery shopping can be exhausting, and when I get home and haul everything to the kitchen to be unpacked, I’m pooped. I’m totally guilty of throwing everything in the fridge however it will fit. But there’s actually a way to organize the fridge’s contents in order to optimally preserve your food. Check out these tips […]

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Motivation Monday: Keep moving forward.

What an inspirational quote from Martin Luther King Jr. He said it at a rally to get young people to keep moving in the fight for justice. What ever cause you’re fighting for, goals you’re setting, or personal battles you’re dealing with, persevere. Fly, run, walk, or crawl. Keep at those goals— progress is progress […]

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Ending the Pity Party and Counting My Blessings

This is part of a journal entry I wrote last Monday. It’s kind of dark and whiny, and I had no plans to post it. However, a friend encouraged me to share my experience because she thought it might resonate with other people, even if it’s not pretty: The last two weeks have been rough. […]

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Motivation Monday: Get Started

Today is my first day at my new work-from-home health coaching job. I’m flying to Texas for training and to meet my new coworkers! Starting something new can be exciting and nerve-racking. I’m looking forward to a change, and I think I’m going to learn a lot from this company. It’ll be a good fit […]

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