I'm a notetaker. Are you? I love taking notes. I took notes diligently throughout school. I loved when they would grade our notes. I love writing everything down - it's how I process. My love for note taking has extended into the margins of every Bible I've ever owned. It's kind of a problem because I eventually run out of room. I'm reading through the Old Testament chronologically this year, which brought me to Exodus 13-15 the other day. And I spotted this little note in my m … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget to Pack a Tambourine
In the last couple years that we’ve been paying off our student loan debt with gazelle-intensity (aka: Dave Ramsey Style), I have had a few different systems for trying to keep the grocery budget down. Price-matching at Walmart using this strategy. Doing most of my shopping at Aldi. (Here's why I converted to Aldi from Walmart..) Then, I started ordering online and doing Walmart’s Grocery Pickup (which is so so so convenient. And FREE. A lot of our local grocery stores actually offer … [Read more...] about How To Figure Out Your Grocery Budget
If you have a kid or think you ever want to have a kid, this is a must-read book for you. It easily went to the top of my best-parenting-books-ever list. I'm convinced that this book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, can and will live up to its title if you let it. It's about the big-picture. Parenting from a bird's eye view. It asks and answers: What are the goals of parenting? What are we seeking to accomplish as parents? What is our role as … [Read more...] about The Best Parenting Book I’ve Ever Read
How's that for click bait? I know it sounds melodramatic, but I've recently "discovered" a few things that drastically improved our quality of life, and I'm going to tell you because I want your quality of life to improve too. #1 - Ikea Plastic Bag Storage Holder ($2.99) We used to keep plastic bags in this old cardboard box next to the trash can. Because of the way the cabinet and trash can are setup, when you'd go to empty the trash, the trashcan would bang against the box. Or the box … [Read more...] about things under $5 that have drastically improved my time in the kitchen!
In this digital photography age, organizing and backing up pictures can be really overwhelming. It's also kind of a funny problem because what the heck are you going to do with all those backed up pictures anyway? Sit on your computer and just click "next" a zillion times and look through them? Go back and make scrapbooks in 15 years? But nonetheless, no one wants to lose their pictures. That's why your mom has tubs of printed pictures (and maybe even the film negatives) in her storage room. … [Read more...] about Where to Organize & Backup Your Pictures