October 25, 2016

My Mom’s Crazy Money Lesson (& how it still impacts me decades later)


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I’m Choosing to Make This a Great Day (free printable)


Every day when we wake up, we have a choice and sometimes I forget that very simple, yet vitally important truth. We begin the day with new opportunities, new interactions, and new decisions. Many things in our day to day life […]

Easy Citrus Herb Chicken (Low Carb C.O.S.T Cooking)


I’ve been making this recipe for quite  a few years ago, but remember what I put when I first tried it. “There are times when I bite into a new recipe and I just exclaim, “Wow.” Rarely do I hear […]

8 Fancy Pound Cake Fix ups (Great Last Minute, No Bake Desserts)


Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Guess what? This […]

Give Every Dollar a Job: Budgeting


Friends, for this Type Z (yes, as opposed to Type A) personality, this next topis is one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn. I’m a free spirit and never did I think I could do this. But […]

Easter, The Bunny, and My Thoughts: Should We Mix the Two?


As a young mom, with four babies in five years, many years of my life swirled around a few choice things. One, that all oatmeal pieces were out of my hair by noon. Two, that all my personal undergarments were […]

(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake


“Wait, I need to snap a quick picture before you polish this off.” My guests swirled around the kitchen. I had a delicious buffet of treats and breakfast casseroles that I had made, but not one picture to show for […]

One Quick Money Win Today!


Our credit card statement came this week and I saw money flushed down the invisible money toilet. Even though I often share credit card’s potential for danger, the fact that 69% of all bankruptcies filed state credit card debt as the #1 […]

I’ve Never Been Told That Before


Clutching the crisp, white note, I held my 20 year old breath as I reread the words scribbled on the stationary by the Director of Admissions at my university. “Jennifer, Thank you for your servant leadership this year on our […]

The Importance of Fighting For Those Moments


I’m coming back from my longest blogging break ever. I never intended to stop posting, but if felt so good. Taking a step back gave me time to think, refresh and refocus (although I’m still in process on that ;)). I’ve […]