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 … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget to Pack a Tambourine
I hear people bemoaning the darn grocery budget all the time! It's so hard to know how much groceries "should" be costing. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, "how much do you spend on groceries?" or "What should your grocery bill be?" In the last couple years that we’ve been paying off our student loan debt with a vengeance, I have had a few different systems for keeping the grocery budget low. Everything from price matching at Walmart to shopping at Aldi to meal … [Read more...] about What Should Your Grocery Bill Be? | Figure it Out with This Formula!
(Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission off purchases from customers I refer, at no additional cost to you of course. You can read what I do and don't promote here.) You guys. I have read a LOT of parenting books. And there are a lot of good ones out there. But this one is the best. 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 … [Read more...] about The Best Parenting Book I’ve Ever Read
Alternate Title: What I would have registered for if I'd have known we'd move a zillion times in the first 5 years of marriage! (Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission off purchases from customers I refer, at no additional cost to you of course. You can read what I do and don’t promote here.) In the past 7 years, we have moved a lot and rented a lot. While those beautifully organized rainbow pantries on pinterest are fun to look at, … [Read more...] about Must Have Items for an Organized, Efficient, Small 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