Top Five Posts of 2014

I realize I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I did want to do my annual roundup of top posts throughout the year. It’s always fun for me to look at my blog statistics and also to rediscover posts I previously wrote and sometimes forgot about. Oddly, these most popular posts were all written right at the beginning of 2014 ....more

Review: KISS InstaWave Hair Curler

I don’t write about hair or beauty much because I try to be really simple with how I style myself. I’ve written before that I use homemade shampoo and conditioner – which I’ve now been using for a full year! However, when it comes time to dress myself up I am often at a loss ....more

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Over the past few years I’ve transitioned to making more homemade Christmas gifts. A good blogger would have documented all of these gifts with photos. However, I didn’t, so we’ll leave that up to you to consider ....more

Find #FinancialPeace on Black Friday

Tired of shopping yet? I’m not a big Black Friday shopper but...more

Practicing Self-Care

One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had with self-employment is taking time off. It’s really easy to become wrapped up in work when it’s well… right here. It’s easy to work for a few hours on a Saturday morning or a Sunday evening ....more

Slice of Life: November 12, 2014

I am fully aware I have not been a frequent, nor consistent blogger as of late. But I don’t apologize for extended absences from my blog. I will, however, thank you for still reading! ...more

How to Save Money on Gas & Electricity

Do you own a home or rent an apartment? Are any of the utilities in your name?...more

Books I’ve Read Lately: September & October

Each month I’m sharing the books I’ve read recently. Today I’m catching up on September and the beginning of October. Entreleadership, by Dave Ramsey: I’ve been listening to The Dave Ramsey Show regularly for about five years now ....more

Six Time Tracking Tools for Mac Users

Does the idea of tracking your time sound tedious? Does it overwhelm you? But do you believe it might help be you more successful in your personal life or career? ...more

A September Update on My Garden

This season is the one where we begin to see transition into fall. In September I’m still gathering a bounty from this year’s harvest but I’m also preparing for fall cool season crops and beginning those end of year chores. At this point the only foods I’m actively harvesting are tomatoes and green beans ....more