DIY: Color Wrapped Wheat

Fall has an amazing way to be colorful and beautiful. The change of warm summer to cooler nights, warm campfires, s'mores, and pumpkin everything! I think this is just about my favorite season! I decided to spruce up the house for this years fall festivities and try and keep it as cheap as possible!

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You’re a creative entrepreneur who’s ready to make that lifestyle change and create a life they don’t have to take a vacation from. You’ve worked hard in the 9 to 5 and you’re not happy. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of doing something on the side for quite some time and you’re finally fed up with the mundane boring 9 to 5 work where you feel like you’re in a hamster ball, getting absolutely nowhere in life or coming even remotely close to achieving your dreams. Maybe you're ready to start a new chapter in your life, and you have an amazing idea that you know needs to be shared with the world? Maybe you want to enjoy more freedom in your life – and entrepreneurship is how you want to achieve your dream lifestyle!

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Small Business Tax Write-Offs

When you’re running your own small business, it’s important to be able to get as much money back as you can. Why? Because running a business is expensive! If you’re an online based service business, like mine, it’s slightly more affordable. If you’re a product or brick and mortar based business small business tax write offs are crucial for staying afloat. The more that you write off the less taxes you have to pay on your business, which would be great, wouldn’t it?

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The Best AFFORDABLE Software for Your Business

I’ve written a couple of posts about the software that I use in my business, but I love it so much that I want to write on it some more! I’ve also implemented new software in my business over the last couple of months so I wanted to touch on that a bit more now that my business has grown and developed over the course of these past few months.

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Budgeting 101: Session Info

Do you feel like your bank account is constantly at zero? At the end of the month, do you constantly think – "where the heck did all my money go?" What about – "aw crap, it's my mom's birthday next week – I guess I'll just put dinner on my credit card...again" You're not alone in this. Budgeting baffles hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. How do I know this? Because according to a recent study, only 1/3 of Americans budget. That means 214.3 million (MILLION) people who don't create a budget and don't know what happens to their money at the end of the month. 214.3 million is a lot of people. So, you're REALLY not alone.

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Eliminating The Online Startup Cost For Your Business

When it comes to starting a business, there are usually a lot of overhead costs. Let’s be honest, those overhead costs can get overwhelming rather quickly, can’t they? You have people coming from every angle recommending that you use this cool new tool that they use and it got them one billion followers. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration – but you know what I mean!

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Minimalism: Organizing your Life to be more Efficient

If you haven’t heard yet, minimalism is one of my favorite topics to write on because I use it in my everyday life. I find it cleansing, eye opening, and time saving. I’m the queen of efficiency, so if I can save myself time. Chances are I’m already doing it. Minimalism has helped me declutter my life, figure out my priorities, and make me more efficient in everything that I do. This saves me tons of time, which allows me to have more time doing what I love.

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How to overcome fear & start your own business

When you’re starting a new business, there is so much fear involved. A lot of it has to do with overcoming your own insecurities like what will my family and friends think? Will they look at me like I’m crazy? What if this business flops? How would you survive that embarrassment? Will my spouse support me? What will my mom think about everything that I’m sharing? Sound familiar?

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DIY: Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Biscuits

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I love my two fur babies. They’re definitely our children and we spoil them so much. Now that the seasons are changing and it’s time for Fall to hit us full force, I think our dogs need to celebrate with us as well! These treats are perfect for your K-9 companions and they’re even healthy for them too!

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Barn House Tour: Before & After

I know I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in the past, but it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about it so I thought I would show you instead! My husband and I are renting a space above a working barn, meaning we literally live in a barn. This lifestyle isn’t for everyone but we absolutely love it. We wouldn’t trade it for the world. When we first moved in, the house was livable but needed a lot of improvements. Luckily, I have a eye for interior design and I have a husband that knows how to make my ideas become reality. There are a couple of places that we’re still working on but for the most part, we’ve finished up the space. We’re so happy with how it turned out – plus we only put about $6,000 into it! We were able to salvage materials from construction sites that helped us save thousands of dollars!

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5 Ted Talks That Will Inspire Frugality

I don’t know about you, but I love me some Ted talks. I find Ted Talks to be truly inspiring and they want me to change for the better and help the environment and plant while I’m at it. It’s amazing how dedicated these individuals are to their specific cause and I find it encouraging that there’s still good people out there in the world. Anyways, that’s my speal about Ted Talks. Here’s some Ted Talks that will inspire you to live a more frugal lifestyle.

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DIY: Summer Tea Towels

I don’t know about you, but when summer hits – I just want to DIY everything. It must be something about the good weather and the hot air outside. I definitely turn into a home body in the hot Arizona sun and DIY my heart out. I had some old flour sack towels laying around and decided to jazz them up a bit to make them summery.

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Why You Need A Budget and How to Budget

Budgeting is important for many many reasons. It gives you the peace of mind that you know exactly where your money went during the month. It also helps you plan for the future. Life has a funny way going up and down and round and round. There’s always something that happens unexpectedly and it’s important to be able to have a little bit of cash to back you up when your car gets a flat. Not only is is good for rainy day spending, but what about farther beyond that? How about retirement? It’s important to think about the long run when it comes to budgeting.

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Exciting News! Ebook 101 Launches Today!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about my very first ebook launch! I’ve been tirelessly working on this behind the scenes for over 4 months now and today is finally here! I’ve decided to write an ebook on budgeting, for so many reasons. Let’s just focus on the top three.

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DIY: Bullet Journal

When it comes to an agenda, I have tried just about everything under the sun. I’ve tried online, small pocket ones from target, massive ones that have literally everything in it but none of them did everything that I needed them to. I decided to branch out and create my own bullet journal where I customize the pages and create my . After using a bullet journal, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to a normal agenda.

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5 Steps to Staying Motivated Through Tight Budget Months

Are you on a really tight budget and can’t seem to stay motivated. Or is it really tough to make it to the end of the month without pulling out your credit card and splurging on something? I’m encouraging you to stay your course with your budget and work hard on creating your dream lifestyle. Don’t forget that you need to enjoy your life along the way, but don’t give up on your dream. You’ll look back at this all and not remember the hardships you endured but the fact that you achieve your dreams. To help you stay motivated, here’s 5 tips I use to keep us motivated.

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DIY: Mosquito Relief Stick

Last week, I talked about a mosquito repellent but what if those darn bugs already attacked? Well, I created mosquito relief sticks that I carry everywhere and I can’t tell you how helpful they are with reducing the redness, itch, and swelling. I made one small batch of it and it made enough relief sticks to last me for years and enough to pass out to my family and friends too!

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Figuring Out Your Financial Goals

When it comes to your finances, you’ll be amazed at what you can actually achieve if you put your mind to it. Most of the time, my clients dream too small! Believe it or not. If you still have 20+ years of being in the workforce – you have so much potential to achieve your wildest dreams. That’s something that I can promise you. But, in order to achieve your wildest dreams – you first need to know what your wildest dreams are!

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How to Get Your Financial Life in Order

When you work 40+ hours a week, cook, clean, raise children, sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to keep everything organized, especially when it comes to finances. I know exactly how that feels, going through college, working multiple jobs, planning a wedding, and trying to keep my head on straight was difficult. During that time, I didn’t have my financial life together because I felt that I didn’t have the time to do it. In all actuality, I had plenty of time because I would watch at least one hour of Netflix during the day and spend the evenings talking with friends and hanging out. Especially when I was just starting out budgeting – I barely had anything to budget with. I only had two bills at the time and just needed to take care of myself which makes budgeting easy. For some reason I was reluctant to get it in order because that meant that I couldn’t spend the money however I wanted to, right? Wrong! It’s your money and it’s your budget. You can create a budget however you want to

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