Follow my blog with Bloglovin In the fall of 2013 I had just gotten a new job when I went through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). When I finished the class I was super pumped. I had created an emergency fund, learned how to budget my money and I was going to tackle my … More How to Go to College Affordably
When I moved to Alaska last summer I was faced with undertaking the long journey alone, so instead of driving through endless expanses of Canada for days I decided to take the Alaska Ferry from Washington to Haines, AK to cover part of the journey. Being the thrifty person that I am I decided to … More Review: Gorilla® Packaging Tape
Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a fun money saving tip that’s not new by any means, but still great! I don’t know about you, but when it comes to breakfast I usually look for something I can throw together quickly. Bagels and cream cheese, english muffins, granola bars… One of my favorite go-to quick … More DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets
For all the months I felt like my life was the same boring parade at the beginning of the year, my life has been anything but boring these last couple weeks, in both good and bad ways. Ah, but when life gives you lemons make lemonade, and my one sweet spot is the new job … More I Spy DIY
Target is the best. Seriously, in every way. When I’m traveling and have to spend months away from Target, I daydream about shopping there and the goodies it holds. Yesterday it held a lot of goodies. Take a look at my haul! Here’s the savings breakdown: Lexar 16 GB Flashdrive: Originally $12.99, on sale for … More Great Target Scores!
I swear, I’m totally normal… well sometimes 😉 Blogging for me has been an interesting journey. Between personal and travel blogs I now have more than 6 years of experience blogging. My mom reads my personal blog (thanks Mom!), I know I can count on the fam for that. But this Lovely & Frugal journey … More Would ya, Could ya, like me?
In the summer when it’s hot out I love to swim, and here in Western Washington we have no shortage of lakes. There are several free swimming areas but those are usually overrun with children or covered in goose poop, or worse, both. The best swimming areas, including some of my favorites all cost to … More Lake Day + Free Entrance Day at National Parks