Lifestyle

The Frugal Living Guide: 19 Ways We Save Money Each Month

Frugal living means more money in your pocket. Who doesn’t want that?! My husband, Luke, and I are natural savers. No matter what our income looks like, I think we will always want to save money where we can. There’s no point in spending extra money if you don’t need to, right? I’ve learned so… Read More The Frugal Living Guide: 19 Ways We Save Money Each Month

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How Your Response Has the Power to Encourage or Destroy in Your Marriage

If only our marriages were as easy and mess-free as we portray them to be on the outside; to our friends, families, co-workers, and on social media. I know I for one am far from a perfect wife. And my actions prove that… When 5am rolled around this morning, I woke up feeling like I’d… Read More How Your Response Has the Power to Encourage or Destroy in Your Marriage

Healthy Eats

Secret Ingredient Healthy Macaroni and Cheese & BBQ Chicken

At my brother’s wedding in Alabama several weeks ago, we were served the best southern BBQ chicken and Macaroni & Cheese for dinner. And ever since that delicious dinner, I haven’t been able to get BBQ chicken and Macaroni and Cheese off my mind. So I decided I was going to make BBQ chicken and Macaroni… Read More Secret Ingredient Healthy Macaroni and Cheese & BBQ Chicken

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50 Healthy Road Trip Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Summer is in full gear and that means.. ROAD TRIPS ARE HERE! Who else comes from a family where road trips and summer go hand in hand? I grew up road tripping, as did my parents, and I’ve come to love it. The good music, the delicious road trip snacks packed for the trip, the… Read More 50 Healthy Road Trip Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Healthy Eats

One Pot Thai Curry Shrimp Soup

As I mention often, when it comes to cooking, I’m ALL about quick, simple, nutritious, and delicious. And this Thai Curry Shrimp Soup checks all the boxes. This recipe uses only one pot, so not only will your meal be cooked in minutes, but your dishes will be done in a jiff as well. The… Read More One Pot Thai Curry Shrimp Soup

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How I make Jesus A Part of My Everyday Life

I’m going to start by saying this… I am in no way living a perfect life that always honors God. I mess up and struggle daily. Which is why I need Jesus to be a part of my day, every single day. And to be honest, that didn’t come naturally. And it still doesn’t all the time.… Read More How I make Jesus A Part of My Everyday Life

Healthy Eats

20 Minute Paleo Spaghetti

On the menu today is Paleo Spaghetti! One thing I’m always on the hunt for is simple and quick recipes. I love to cook a healthy meal, but I don’t love when it takes hours on my part. It makes me lose my appetite by the time all the cooking has been done. To me,… Read More 20 Minute Paleo Spaghetti

Fitness

Saturday Sweat Week 4: Arms and Abs Bodyweight Only

What is Saturday Sweat? Saturday Sweat is a series of workouts I have designed for days you want to get a good sweat sesh in but you don’t want to spend hours doing it. For me, that day is always Saturday. Every Saturday this summer, I will post a HIIT and strength combined workout. HIIT… Read More Saturday Sweat Week 4: Arms and Abs Bodyweight Only

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Saturday Sweat Week 3: Kettlebell Killer HIIT

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome back to the Saturday Sweat series! This week’s workout features a kettlebell and will get your entire body burning in just a quick 25 minutes. I love kettlebell workouts for their versatility with just one weight. They are great for workouts anywhere; home or the gym. In fact, I did… Read More Saturday Sweat Week 3: Kettlebell Killer HIIT

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A Little Encouragement Goes A Long Way

Recently, my husband, Luke, and I received a letter in the mail from my brother, Marshall. He is currently living in Los Fresnos, Texas, training to be a missionary with To Every Tribe. The letter was completely out of the blue, but it served a great purpose. Luke and I have been presented with some… Read More A Little Encouragement Goes A Long Way

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Upbeat Christian Music Workout Playlist

There is nothing like a good playlist to motivate you in your workout. However, I’ve listened to my fair share of music that has a great beat and pumps me up, but has less than uplifting lyrics. As much as I want to say the lyrics don’t effect me, they still get into my head… Read More Upbeat Christian Music Workout Playlist

Healthy Eats

Flourless Banana Oat Protein Packed Muffins

If it seems like I’ve been posting a lot of recipes using banana lately, you aren’t wrong. When at the grocery store, my eyes always over estimate the amount of bananas I’m confident I can eat in a week. The problem is, within a few days of going to the store, I still have half the… Read More Flourless Banana Oat Protein Packed Muffins

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Saturday Sweat Week 2: HIIT + Strength Bodyweight Workout

Tomorrow I’m headed off to Alabama for my brother’s wedding (SO EXCITED) so your Saturday Sweat Week 2 workout is comin at ya a few days early! No complaints, right? 🙂 This week’s HIIT + strength combined workout uses only bodyweight, so it’s a great workout to do at home. At home HIIT workouts are… Read More Saturday Sweat Week 2: HIIT + Strength Bodyweight Workout

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Saturday Sweat Week 1: HIIT Full Body Workout with Dumbbells

What is Saturday Sweat? Saturday Sweat is a series of workouts I have designed for days you want to get a good sweat sesh in but you don’t want to spend hours doing it. For me, that day is always Saturday. Every Saturday for this, I will post a full body HIIT and strength combined… Read More Saturday Sweat Week 1: HIIT Full Body Workout with Dumbbells

Healthy Eats

Grain Free Paleo Pancakes

I am always on the hunt for a pancake recipe that is not only delicious but also good for me. If you are in the same boat, you are in for a treat. These paleo pancakes are made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen and they taste SO GOOD. Before I continue, if… Read More Grain Free Paleo Pancakes

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The Thief Named Comparison

“I’ll never be as beautiful as she is.” “I wish my abs looked like that.” “Why can’t our apartment look like it came straight out of Pottery Barn like that couple’s does.” “My job is so hard, why can’t I work a job like that where I can travel, lay by the pool, and get… Read More The Thief Named Comparison

Healthy Eats

The Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Nothing makes my husband happier than when I hold up a few rotten bananas and announce, “It’s time to make banana bread!” Seriously though, I haven’t met many people who don’t love banana bread. It brings back such wonderful memories of my childhood; eagerly waiting for the delicious warm bread to cool on the wrack… Read More The Best Ever Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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How to Travel to Cancun on a Tight Budget

Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links that help keep this blog running.   My husband, Luke, and I went on a blissful 8 day honeymoon from Seattle, WA to Cancun, Mexico the day after New Years Eve and spent less than 2,000 dollars total for everything, including flights. Traveling can be so expensive, so… Read More How to Travel to Cancun on a Tight Budget

Healthy Eats

Superfood Berry Smoothie Bowl

Summer is right around the corner (YAY), which means a refreshing smoothie bowl, loaded with my favorite summer fruit, berries, has been on my mind. Everybody loves a good refreshing smoothie, so why not make it even better and pour it into a bowl, add your favorite scrumptious toppings, and dig in with a spoon?!… Read More Superfood Berry Smoothie Bowl

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Why “Doing You” Fails to Bring You Happiness

Happiness; a word that holds so much meaning, yet people spend their entire life endlessly searching for anything that will fill them with that warm fuzzy feeling. At times, happiness can be found, but always temporarily, waxing and waning like the moon, never to stay in one place for long. How can one find true everlasting… Read More Why “Doing You” Fails to Bring You Happiness