• October 2019: Two books in a series, new hiking trails, thank you cards, & 11,000 steps.
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    Goal Summary for October 2019

    Was October 2019 long for you? It seemed to go on forever. But not in a bad way. We went hiking for two weekends. I went into work 18 out of 19 days in a row. I made more time…

  • Grocery receipts can add up, save money with these 8 tips!
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    8 Tips to Save Money On Groceries

    Unless you have money to fling around chances are you could go for having a smaller grocery bill. Who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? These tips are easy to implement and don’t need any coupons. For all of…

  • September 2019: an adventurous van life novel, craft beer at a gas station, Christmas cards, & lifting
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    Goal Summary for September 2019

    Where did September go? Often I feel like time is moving fast, but September flew by. But at the same time looking back to things that happened just a few weeks ago, it feels like forever. Funny how some months…

  • Taking care of your ring should be first on your list when you get engaged.
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    So We’re Engaged – What Next?

    This is such an exciting time! We’ve been engaged for about a month (actually exactly a month today). The first day was over the top exciting. After that things have calmed down, but I’m realizing we have a wedding to…

  • Your engagement ring is one of your most prized possessions. Learn how to take care of it, and what to avoid coming in contact with it.
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    Taking Care of Your Engagement Ring

    Let’s start with this: I’ve managed to ruin my fair share of rings. I smashed one building our closet. I somehow cracked the band of a gold ring that is basically the only nice piece of jewelry I owned before…

  • August 2019: Books by famous folks, exploring Culpeper, a colorful card, and lots of steps.
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    Goal Summary for August 2019

    August was a very busy month, ending with a shiny diamond ring. We’re engaged! August 25, 2019 is one to remember 🙂 While my brain is hopping into planning mode, I’m trying to keep myself in check and remember that…

  • Grocery staples like pasta, lentils, and beans can save you when you don't know what to make for dinner.
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    Grocery Staples You Should Have on Hand

    We’ve all been there, the dreaded “What are we having for dinner?” question. The deciding is usually the hardest part for me. I really wrote this post to help myself. Anyway, for whatever reason you don’t have a plan, or…

  • 3 books, Fredericksburg & Strasburg spots, more crocheting & a DIY project for July 2019
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    Goal Summary for July 2019

    July is always one of my favorite months. People tend to be happier in the summer, and it’s by birthday month! I spent a lot of my time prepping some upcoming blog posts, celebrating my birthday, and focusing on my…

  • a quick summary of goals for June 2019
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    Goal Summary for June 2019

    It’s hot as hell and time for ice cream; summer is here! I started off June in Asheville and haven’t stopped since. It’s hard to believe 2019 is half over. I managed to complete all of my goals for June…