Young Mama

My Week Is an Example of Why Renting is NOT “Just Throwing Money Away.”

One of the things that annoyed me was that earlier on in our marriage, several well meaning people asked us when we were going to buy a house. They either had no clue of our six-figures-in-student-loans, or they were being nice, or whatever. Anyways, the […]

Budget Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE & Why

Budget Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE & Why

It finally happened. I cracked. I feel the need to do a DIY on our house. My husband and I moved into this house in October, and we love almost everything about it. There is just one room that really bugs us both: our master […]

Mother’s Day Foodie Gift Guide (Budget Friendly!)

Mother’s Day Foodie Gift Guide (Budget Friendly!)

Do you know a mom that loves food and all things kitchen related, but don’t know what to get her? This kind of mom may or may not be addicted to Food Network and Pinterest. She might even put pictures of her food on Instagram. […]

Paying Off Student Loans As a Young Married Couple

Paying Off Student Loans As a Young Married Couple

It’s no secret to anyone in their 20s that student loans in the U.S. are at an all-time high. In fact, many of my fellow 20 somethings are putting their lives on hold becuase of student loans. One of the most common of these is […]

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 […]

How To Get the BEST Deals at Ulta

How To Get the BEST Deals at Ulta

This post has been a long time coming, but I figured since I got another almost unbelievable deal that it was time to share my tips. This isn’t just “sign up for the Ultamate Rewards,” but more information about bonus offers that help you accumulate […]

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 […]

Walmart Grocery Delivery? Are Delivery Services Worth It?

Walmart Grocery Delivery? Are Delivery Services Worth It?

Walmart has announced it will begin a grocery delivery service! According to this article on MSN, the service will have a $9.95 flate rate fee for delivery of a minimum-$30 purchase. What does this mean? It means major competition against both Amazon and Shipt. Amazon […]

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 […]

3 Ingredient DIY Household Cleaner

3 Ingredient DIY Household Cleaner

Not too long ago, I shared a post about the household cleaners that are worth the extra cost.  What I didn’t mention is that when my husband and I were paying off our student loans we didn’t buy ANY of these. We had exactly ONE cleaner, […]