Mom deserves a DIY


Saturdays are great for running errands online.

Today I’ve been playing with my May Budget {yes, I think it’s fun :) } & have been looking for a great way to celebrate Mom on May 13th, two days before Dad’s birthday. She’s a gardening extraordinaire, so brunch at the oh-so-yummy Gardens Restaurant is in our future. It will be a fun way to eat up more than half of my Mother’s Day budget.

That being said, I want to find an affordable DIY Garden gift for Mom. This represents 2 things at which she excels: DIY & Gardening.

Pinterest is a great place to go for Mother’s Day ideas, so a pinning I will go!

So far this one is my fave: a fun planter & bird bath from Of course, I’ll have to get out of my PJ’s & into the really world to see if it’s financially doable. At first I was going to fill a basket with garden goodies, but I think she will love the thought & work behind this even more. :) It’s a small token of my appreciation for everything she does herself to be the best mom for me. ♥

Wish me luck!

What are your Mother’s Day ideas?



Success starts somewhere

We shouldn’t compare the start of our journey to the finish of someone else’s.

This is something I’ve learned over the last year and a half as I’ve been tackling my personal debt. You’re reading this in the middle of my journey as I’m just under $10,000 and started at $18,000 about 18 months ago. What an awesome, emotional ride it’s been!

This week I was blessed with the opportunity to interview with some awesome financial coaches about my successes and struggles on the road to #DebtFree. Check out the interview here!

Things I’ve learned now that I’m on the fun side of money management: Continue reading