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NYMN Blue Sea Kale and Coconut Water FULL LINE First Impression

NYMN Blue Sea Kale and Coconut Water FULL LINE First Impression

Okay, full disclosure, my hair was in a weird place when I tried the NYMN Blue Sea Kale and Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner the first time. That said, I’ve got a pretty good first impression of the products, with pictures to share with you […]

Meal Plan + Grocery List 2/10/18

Meal Plan + Grocery List 2/10/18

Woohoo! It’s time for another weekly meal plan and shopping list. I’ve been terrible at posting these, but honestly we’ve never done better with our meal planning/grocery shopping. Read my post here ALL about meal planning Paleo/Whole30 & shopping on a tight budget. It’s comprehensive. […]

How To Meal Plan, Prep, and Shop On a Budget (Whole30/Paleo)

How To Meal Plan, Prep, and Shop On a Budget (Whole30/Paleo)

I’ve been “meal prepping” for years. Only recently did my husband and I realize how ineffecient we were actually being with our meal prepping and our meal plan. Sure, we could have several meals cooked up, but by the time we’d get to eating those […]

One Eyeshadow Look: Three Different Options from One Palette!

One Eyeshadow Look: Three Different Options from One Palette!

I have a relatively small makeup collection. Everything fits into my Sephora Weekender makeup bag except my palettes. I’ve really kept things minimal in the past two years, but lately I’ve been wanting to find a GOOD one eyeshadow look to throw into my makeup […]

Zero Waste Gift Set Idea

Zero Waste Gift Set Idea

If you are someone like me, who is trying to lead a more sustainable life, but still loves to give gifts…then this gift idea may be perfect for you! It’s a zero waste gift beginner kit for friends/family. Of course, if you don’t want to […]

DIY Maternity Snowman Costume: Easy and Only $15!

DIY Maternity Snowman Costume: Easy and Only $15!

I’ve been excited to create a couple of DIY costumes this year (coming soon!) but this made me think about some DIY costumes I’ve done in years past and how GREAT they turned out. The one that got me the most compliments was this DIY […]

We Are Debt Free, But I Wish We Weren’t.

We Are Debt Free, But I Wish We Weren’t.

Well….we are debt free. YEARS earlier than expected. And I wish we weren’t.   You are probably thinking I’m crazy or wondering what is wrong with me for wishing we were still in debt, but let me explain. I received a call from my mom […]

Making Ghee The Easy Way in Only 3 Steps!

Making Ghee The Easy Way in Only 3 Steps!

The idea of making ghee was something I found super intimidating at first. In theory, ghee isn’t difficult to make. Actually, in reality ghee isn’t difficult to make. But most of the recipes I looked up were really long and said to use cheesecloth. Now, chesecloth […]

Welcome

Welcome

Hi, my name is Rachel Smith. I’m a 23-year-old full time engineer, mom, and MBA student. My husband Travis and I are working to pay off over six figures in student loans. It’s been a crazy ride, but in 2016 we paid off 25K in […]