Friday, October 17, 2014

Time Away



So sorry for the lack of posts around here lately. I've missed you and my little space here on the internet. I have a lot to share with you...soon! For now though, we're just enjoying some relaxing time together with family. I'm also realllly enjoying the spectacular fall colors. #PureMichigan

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Be back shortly!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze



I breezed through a great book a few weeks ago, and it’s perfect for today’s Money Monday post.

Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money is a brand new book from Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze. If you've been following my Money Monday posts, then you’re familiar with the Dave Ramsey plan and all my talk about it. But, if you’re new to my blog, then right now you might be thinking Who is Dave Ramsey?.

No worries, you can click here to read the previous posts in my Money Monday series. You can also click "Debt Free Journey” on the menu bar at the top of the page.

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I loved this book. That’s right; I’ll just come right out and say it from the start. Loved it! Since learning about Dave Ramsey and starting our debt free journey, we've had our eye on the goal of being 100% debt free. That goal started over 3 years ago. That means, for over 3 years, we've lived on next to nothing, so that the rest of our money can be put toward our debt at the end of each month.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Virtual Coffee Date #5



If you’re new to my blog, you can click the following numbers to read my previous Virtual Coffee Date posts (1, 2, 3, 4).

Happy October!! My FAVORITE time of year! 

It’s been a while since our last coffee date, so let’s play catch-up. I have a lot going on this month. How about you?!

So here goes—if we were chatting over coffee, I’d tell you that…

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Salad



Fall weather makes me giddy. I am loving this! The air is crisp and cool, and the leaves are starting to change colors ever so slightly. There’s just nothing like it. This is the time of year when I feel most at peace. Why can’t it be fall all year long? 

I can’t lie; this weather has me struggling a bit with my workouts lately. I just want to stay snuggled under the covers all morning long with the cool breeze coming through the window, instead of crawling out of bed at 4am to hit the gym. So brutal. But, I’m trying to stay strong! I figure I can make up a bit for not working out hardcore by eating yummy salads. Even trade off, you think?
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I’m a huge fan of salads and always make enough for Steve and me to have leftovers for lunch most of the week. Now if I could just get around to doing this weekly. So, this salad here—it's mega-packed with goodness. There is everything under the sun in this baby (hence the name), and it is sooo good. It kind of reminds me of the garbage salad from our local deli. Unattractive name, but oh so good!