Financial Bucket List


What would you do if money were no object? Would you travel the world? Would you buy glamorous things? What if you could live your life and achieve your financial bucket list items... by making a few small changes to your spending? It is possible. It may be hard. Sometimes hard things are worth the struggle. I have many items on my financial bucket list: owning a home, paying off debt, traveling the world, financial freedom. With our health, fitness and weight loss goals... we commit to a plan to reach our goal. The same thing is true for Continue Reading

Getting Rewarded for Healthy Choices

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias I love to be rewarded for my hard work.  I love that Walgreens rewards those who sign up for their Balance Rewards program get rewarded with financial incentives to make healthy choices.  With Balance Rewards, saving is just the beginning.  Earn points when you buy featured items or engage in healthy behavior to reach your health goals.  Once you have earned 5,000 points you Continue Reading

Finding our Groove: Routine and Schedule


This week we are finding our groove again with homeschool, fitting in fitness, Mommy finding time for ME and the boys finding time for play.  We homeschool, so finding the time to fit everything in requires balance, schedule as well as flexibility.  Having only one working car (at the moment) requires additional flexibility and communication.  Oh the joy of learning the be flexible. Three things that work for me to start my morning off on the right foot: 1.  As soon as I wake up, I drink a glass of water with lemon.  This helps wake up my Continue Reading

Scenes from the Week


This week has been interesting… to say the least.  If you follow me on instagram you have seen a glimpse into my week through what I share in photos.  It was a good week.  It was a busy week.  It was a week with a lot of life lessons learned. I was solo parenting this week, and decided that this would be a great time (silly I know) to follow the 3-Day Refresh program.  I wouldn’t be making yummy dinners for my husband… kid friendly dinners it was!  Monday morning I started the program… nervous, scared, but was committed to stick to the Continue Reading

3 Day Refresh Results


I have been slacking on my nutrition and hydration lately.  I know this.  Yet, I have been too lazy to honestly make any real changes.  I needed to make a clean break from my bad eating habits and do something to kick start my healthy eating.  I decided to try out beachbody’s new 3 day program called the 3-Day Refresh. This program is only 3 days long.  I figured I could do anything for 3 days, right!? The refresh is a fast, clean break.  A way to drop a few pounds in a hurry (in a healthy way) or break some bad habits. The 3-day refresh Continue Reading

Our Darling Daisy

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I am surrounded by testosterone in my home. As a boy mom three times over, there isn't much pink or sweet in my home. Thank goodness for our oldest daughter Daisy, our dog. I make sure to give her pretty pink collars and leashes... and the occasional pink fluffy jacket when the weather gets cold. Last month, when we took a road trip up to Washington to visit family, we were unable to bring Daisy. We wanted to provide for her a safe, loving, and healthy environment for her. She is 10 years old and doesn't like change. Thankfully, a Continue Reading