• a slice of peanut butter cheesecake with vanilla whipped cream
    Food

    Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    Peanut butter is the absolute best. I usually don’t keep much junk food in the house [because I have no self control]. So when I’m really hard up, a spoonful of peanut butter is all I got. And it does…

  • a new mirror brightens up a tiny powder room
    House

    Powder Room Update On a Budget

    Our powder room is the tiniest I have ever been in. No joke you can sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. I still wanted our itty bitty bathroom to look nice. Since it’s such…

  • Pizza dip goes great with salty pretzel crisps.
    Food

    Insanely Awesome Pizza Dip You Have to Try

    I may have definitely did eat an entire sleeve of crackers with this pizza dip after [while] I photographed it. It’s just that addicting. Warm gooey cheese with tomato sauce and flavors like basil and oregano. Just like pizza, but…

  • The 11 Best Money Making Apps
    Uncategorized

    The 11 Best Money Making Apps

    There are tons of reward apps and websites that promise you cash or gift cards. The ones I’m sharing are what I’ve found to be most worth my time. In 2019 I made over $200 using this list. These are…

  • December 2019: a dark book series, RVA pie shop, lots of cards & crafting, and a little fitness
    Uncategorized

    Goal Summary for December 2019

    December always seems to be a busy month (but aren’t they all?). We went to see Hamilton at the beginning of the month. It was face paced, witty, and spectacularly executed. I just got back from visiting family and have…

  • Walking along the James is a Richmond date idea that doesn't cost anything.
    Richmond, VA,  Travel

    Richmond Date Ideas Under $10

    We thoroughly enjoy exploring our city, but we’re trying to cut back on how much money we spend while we save for the wedding. The last thing you want on a date is to feel guilty for how much money…

  • The Best Books of 2019
    Uncategorized

    The Best Books I Read in 2019

    At the beginning of 2019 I made myself a goal to read 2 books a month. That goal got me back in the habit of reading regularly and has me on track to finish 25 books by the end of…

  • Light and flavorful tacos make for an easy weeknight meal.
    Food

    Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Slaw

    I eat sweet potatoes because they’re good for me, not because I particularly enjoy them. When it comes to meal time I much prefer savory to sweet. However sweet potatoes pair perfectly with a little chipotle, some spicy beans, and…

  • November 2019: a book to avoid, brunch, sunsets, a new crochet project, lots of steps & yoga
    Uncategorized

    Goal Summary for November 2019

    November 2019 was a long push to make it to Thanksgiving. Work was busy, and I didn’t feel well for a large chunk of the month. One weekend we hit 3 craft stores looking for frames for Christmas. While we…

  • Elevate your mac & cheese with these 6 variations.
    Food

    Mac & Cheese – 6 Ways to Make it Epic

    I love a good mac & cheese. It’s one of those foods that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Legit I don’t know that I’ve ever met a bowl [or plate] of mac & cheese I didn’t like.…