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Credit Cards and Understanding Your FICO Credit Score

Credit Cards and Understanding Your FICO Credit Score

In high school, we were required to take a personal finance class. Credit cards are a HUGE topic in finance and the only thing my teacher told me was “do not get a credit card”. No questions asked. I was taught to be afraid of credit cards because they are culprit behind debt. Then last […]

7 Ways in 7 Days

7 Ways in 7 Days

Raise your hand if you are NOT busy! ……….anyone? Ok, so we have established that everyone is busy. Students have papers to write and books to study, workers have deadlines and meetings, and parents have meals to cook and kids to entertain. We are busy busy people in 2019! With so much to do and […]

Why I Couldn’t Share My Wedding Photos

Why I Couldn’t Share My Wedding Photos

My husband and I just passed three months of marriage (hooray!) and we absolutely love being married. He has already learned to put the toilet seat down and I have learned to be on time to places (or at least I’m trying). We started dating in high school and dated for two years before I […]

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

If Mom isn’t making her famous chocolate chip cookies, one of us is probably whipping up a batch or five of these! Mom’s No Bake Cookies   Prep & Cook: 10 minutes Total Time: ~45 min Makes about 15 cookies. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup milk 1 stick of margarine ½ cup cocoa 1 […]

The REAL Pre-Wedding Checklist

The REAL Pre-Wedding Checklist

As a bride during the age and reign of Pinterest, I can tell you of the million wedding checklists out there. Ones for your decorations, ones for your reception, ones for your bridesmaid duties, there are so many! I could sit here and give a lecture on how none of these things matter (because they […]

The Magic House: A Review

The Magic House: A Review

Our 2018 family reunion was a blast! It was the first time in 4 years that we have all been together. We filled the week with lots of family-friendly activities, that were all cheap and fun! St. Louis, Missouri is the perfect city for families looking for an affordable activity or vacation. Day 2 of […]

Finals Week Survival

Finals Week Survival

Students around the country are preparing for their final exams! These exams make up 30-50% of your grade and can make or break your GPA! It is stressful, and if you haven’t cried yet, you most likely have thought about it. This 7 day period can really take a toll on your physical and mental […]

ThredUp Review

ThredUp Review

I am a clothing hoarder. It’s true. I’ll keep 3 pairs of heels that are black because they are all slightly different. One has a peep toe. One has a t-strap. One is just PERFECT with that dress. When I was younger, my mom would tell me if I bought an article of clothing, I […]

Fashion is You

Fashion is You

I have a birthday tradition. It’s a weird, personal one that I haven’t shared with most people. I’m not sure when it started, but I vividly remember it on my twelfth birthday. My family was taking me out to dinner, Olive Garden that year, and my mom had gotten me this beautiful black and gold […]