Eek. Site Issues!

Hi, Just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that the site has been having some problems on the back-end lately. I won’t go into the boring details but I am working with a developer and we’re hoping to having the issues resolved no later than this weekend. The site may be down for a few hours over the weekend as we get things fixed.

In the meantime, happy saving! xo. Anna


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I Can Do This.

tell yourself you can do it

You have to get up every morning and say to yourself, “I can do this.” Because, you can. Getting out of debt and changing habits is hard… there is no doubt about that but it is possible to live in a new way!


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8 Ways To Start Trusting Your Gut More

how to trust your gut more

Gut instincts are those feelings you get when you know something but can’t explain why you know it. It’s an instinctive feeling you get regardless of the facts of the situation.

I got myself into such a money mess because I constantly went against what my gut was telling me. My gut would say, “You really shouldn’t spend that money.” And I would say, “Oh, hush. I’m already in debt!” By continually going against my gut I not only got myself into a crap-load of financial trouble, I was also slowly deteriorating my ability to trust myself in other areas of my life, and let me tell you, that’s a pretty horrible way to live.

Trusting your instincts may be easier said than done, especially if you feel like your gut has led you astray in the past. Slowly though, you can start to change how you make decisions and get to living a more true and authentic life with not only your finances but with every aspect of life.

Here are 8 ways to start trusting your gut more and live a more confident, joyful life…

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I Got a Book Deal and Then the Baby Pooped On My Leg

and then we saved the book
I am so beyond thrilled to formally announce that I will be working with William Morrow (an imprint of Harper Collins) to write a book!!!

It’s still pretty early in the process so as things develop I’ll share more. Thank you for your amazing support throughout the years! xo. Anna


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19 Cheap Vacation Ideas

cheap vacation ideas

This winter business is starting to get really looooonnnnng. I’m sick of being inside and I’m starting to dream of warmer weather and idyllic, beachy getaways. Are you too? Has Spring Fever got ahold of you as well? We don’t have anything planned, I’ve just been dreaming…

My husband, Aaron, is wanting to go on a trip too (he’s pretty much ALWAYS ready for a trip!) so he rounded up his favorite cheap vacation tips and ideas for you. xo. Anna

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Budget Bytes Cookbook Giveaway!

budget bytes cookbookI recently tried my hand at meal-planning (it’s going good by the way!), and one of the books I really enjoyed utilizing was Beth Moncel’s new cookbook Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half. I liked how the recipes used common ingredients that I already had in my cupboards, and didn’t have exotic ingredients in them. Also, I liked how the recipes were really easy to follow for a new cook, like me. I made the scones (seen in the meal-planning post) and I’ve got a lot of her other recipes on deck.

Tonight through 3/19/14 at noon MST you can enter to win a copy of Beth’s cookbook! Open to US residents only.

Happy cooking and entering! Good Luck! xo. Anna
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