Adventures & Family

My Working Mom Morning Routine

My Working Mom Morning Routine

When I was “doing it all,” and a wife, mom, full time engineer, and full time MBA student my working mom morning routine was pretty much to the minute. In case you are new, I recently quit my job (click here to read How I Quit My […]

Auto Ship Your Pet Food: Yes or No?

Auto Ship Your Pet Food: Yes or No?

Until we got our Australian Shepherd puppy, I was pretty against anything labeled “auto-ship.” Whether that be from Amazon or Walmart or wherever. It seemed like a great way to miss out on better in-store deals. But I’m going to go through why you should […]

A Couple of DIYs: Pizza Crust and Waffle Mix

A Couple of DIYs: Pizza Crust and Waffle Mix

Can I be honest about something? I don’t think it’s a secret that we eat about 80% Whole30, 90% Paleo, and the other 10% “Food Freedom”/Whatever We Feel Like. Well a couple of those items that fall into the 10% are pizza and waffles. Here […]

Pickled Eggs from the UP

Pickled Eggs from the UP

I went to school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Being from Alaska, I never looked into the weather in the location of my school studies. Instead, I made the assumption that “anywhere would be better” as far as the weather was concerned. I was […]

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth (Whole30/Paleo/Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth (Whole30/Paleo/Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

  As a veteran “Whole-30er,” bone broth is one of those things I just didn’t quite understand. It was way too expensive to buy for our tight budget, and seemed like too much work to make otherwise. Despite three separate rounds of Whole30 (one while […]

Too.Much.

Too.Much.

Welp, for the first time I’ve definintely bit off more than I can chew. For the first time in my life, I just failed a class. By 6 points (out of over 1000). Disappointed in myself doesn’t even begin to cover it but also, the […]

Marquette Weekend Getaway

Marquette Weekend Getaway

In my last post, I mentioned that we had traveled and spent a bit more than we meant to. One of these weekends was Travis’ and my Marquette weekend getaway. Honestly, I’m okay with us overspending because this was our first long weekend away together […]

July Budget Recap – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

July Budget Recap – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This month involved some tough learning for us in the budget department. It was a bit of a slap into “don’t get too comfortable” reality. I want to end on the exciting positive, but first some guilty admissions. I might sound a little dramatic. We […]