Are you in the process of buying a home, or are you a homeowner looking to upgrade or refinance? This beginner’s guide to mortgages and 2021 housing market predictions will help you get the best rates! Mortgages can be overwhelming. The market is saturated with fancy finance terms and predatory lenders who are out to make […]
This easy Instant Pot sausage tortellini soup is packed with a rich, creamy texture and filled with spicy Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, and tortellini cooked to perfection. In less than 30 minutes, our easy, delicious recipe will be on your table- from start to finish!
Are you looking for the perfect “Love” quote for your Valentine, letter board, wedding announcement, or anniversary card? These quotes are a sweet, simple way to say “I love you!” Is it hard to tell your sweetheart just how much you love them? It can be difficult to find just the right words when you’re […]
With over 100 positive affirmations, you can transform your mindset, and reach your goals like losing weight, getting a raise, and loving yourself! With positive affirmations for children, Christians, parents, and for body positivity, you will find your best year yet with this amazing compilation! For more inspiration in transforming your life, try making a […]
Looking for inspiration for your Word of the Year or New Year’s Resolution? This post will uplift and inspire you to choose your own word this year and how to use your word to change your life! New Year’s goals are my jam. I’m a list-making, goal-setting, self-help book reading New Year’s Queen. I love […]
Are you looking for free tools to help you save more money? I’ll share with you some of my favorites as a Financial Planner! One of the most alarming statistics I see as I wrap up my Personal Financial Planning degree is how many people don’t have any savings at all! In a 2016 study […]
Looking for non-horror Halloween movies that won’t scare your pants off? This post is for you. Halloween is one of our FAVORITE holidays at This Blue Dress! We love dressing up, eating lots of candy, and decorating our homes with fall decor. Halloween is usually a holiday for horror-lovers, but that is not our thing. […]
I love the holidays. I love my memories from growing up. I love creating new memories with my kids. I love all the hot cocoa, the cheesy, feel good movies, the cookies and gingerbread houses, the lights…I have a serious love for the holiday season. But…let’s get real for a minute. When you are grieving someone […]
The Do’s and Don’ts of Catalina Island- how to plan the best, cheapest vacation or day-trip with all the fun! Use these tips to find deals and packages that will best suit your trip! Learn about how to save money, transportation options, places to hike, and activities to do on the island.
“Mom, what’s for dinner?” Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve linked some of our favorite tried-and-true recipes, too! Simple Meal Ideas (to get you started!) Alfredo Bagel Pizzas Baked Potatoes Barbacoa BBQ Chicken Beef Stew Beef Stroganoff Beef Tacos Black Bean Burgers BLTs Breakfast for Dinner Burrito Bowls Burritos Caesar Salad Calzones […]
My husband loves to cook, but the meal-planning has always rested on my shoulders. Grocery shopping, budgeting, and come up with another new idea of what to serve… it was a little overwhelming! Especially since I was happy eating cereal for every meal when I was single! But meal planning has also saved me a […]
**This post contains affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! To go along with this month’s theme of all things Food (insert very large cheesy grin because food is the BEST!), I thought I’d give a […]
We love saving and earning money almost as much as we love to spend it! These apps will help you save a little money or earn a little money- every bit helps, right? And don’t worry- we’ve only shared apps we actually use ourselves, so we know that these are legit. If you sign up […]
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 charge cards because they are culprit behind debt. Then last […]
Two summers ago my best friend introduced me to the wonderful creation that is grocery pickup. It entails ordering groceries straight from your phone and then picking them up at a later time. You don’t have to get out of your car, they do the loading for you. You literally pull up, wait a few […]