life

  • 529 College Savings Plan Saving for College

    Easy Ways to Save for College

    The holidays are here 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 forget […] 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

  • Natural Hand Cleanser

    DIY Natural Hand Cleanser Spray Using Essential Oils

    I love sharing the many different ways to incorporate essential oils for healthier living! It’s so important to keep our immune system strong this time of year.  A big part of protecting yourself and family is to promote hand washing consistently throughout the day and using a natural hand cleanser spray. With the kids being at school […] Read more…

  • 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…

food

  • This Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is Keto approved and will rock your world! Fall and winter rolls around and I'm obsessed with cooking winter squash.

    Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Never fails, fall and winter rolls around and winter squash is on heavy rotation. Butternut squash, Delicata squash, spaghetti squash and acorn squash are my favs and pair perfectly with all the fall spices -cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger. Ya’ll this Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is gonna rock your world! I’ve had an […] Read more…

  • Sausage Balls with Cheese

    How to Make My Favorite Holiday Appetizer: Sausage Balls

    When it comes to holiday traditions, good food is always a top priority. Our family has so many holiday recipes that are tried and true that we never go without preparing this time of year. Some type of gumbo and fried shrimp are always the Christmas Eve menu. Even living in Chicago I keep up the […] Read more…