life

  • 529 College Savings Plan Saving for College

    Easy Ways to Save for College

    The holidays are soon approaching and it seems like money is flying out the door. Is there a money tree in the backyard? Everything from holiday gifts, home decor, food, travel expenses, planning next year’s vacation, donating to charity… the spending spree is never ending. Holiday spirit (or spending) is among us, but we can’t […] Read more…

  • Saving for College – Does It Really Cost That Much?

    This past weekend we tailgated with friends in town for the Northwestern vs Michigan State game. Many are in the depths of paying and saving for college tuition or are a few short years away. The conversation about sending kids off college steered toward where we want our girls to go. In state or out […] Read more…

life

  • Why I Wash My Face with Honey

    Hey pass the honey please…Nope, not using to sweeten my tea, I’m over here washing my face with it. Sounds weird – right? A few months ago I posted a photo of my homemade honey face wash and got a lot of requests to share the recipe. Throughout my quest to eliminate toxic beauty products, […] Read more…

  • Petit Vour Subscription Box Review

    Kicking off the week with an update on my clean beauty detox. Just in case you’re wondering how it’s going, I cannot lie. Transitioning away from toxic beauty products has been a tad bit overwhelming. I mean there’s a reason we are loyal to current beauty brands filled with parabens and nasty chemicals. Easy access for starters. It’s […] Read more…

food

  • real simple recipe pulled pork tacos

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

    Any time I’m stuck preparing a party menu when entertaining friends, there’s one dish that has become my all time go-to – Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos. I know, I know the Instant Pot is all the rage, but I grew up on slow cooker meals and can’t seem to bring myself to cheat on […] Read more…

  • Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

    Do you ever crave rich creamy spaghetti pasta carbonara but don’t want to deal with hitting the gym for hours to burn off those calories? The best alternative for this sinful Italian dish is Spaghetti Squash Carbonara. Just one cup of traditional pasta with carbonara sauce is almost 400 calories. It’s not terrible but if you’re watching […] Read more…