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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Budgeting is hard, isn’t it? It just seems like for some people it comes naturally – but for you – it doesn’t. That’s what I thought too until I realized the importance of managing my money like an adult! As the saying goes, money can’t buy happiness – we’ll, I have an amendment to make to that statement. Sure, money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can make life a bit easier, can’t it? Learning how to manage you money successfully means that you’ll be able to live your life how you want to.Read More
When it comes to art, it get expensive. I figured it might be a fun experiment if I messed around with creating my own abstract art to hang around the house. I decided to create my own finger painting! Why not, right? I’m an adult and I still want to finger paint. Got a problem, come at me bro!
Ha. Just kidding. But seriously. This was such a fun little experiment and I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out. Very abstract and super fun to make.Read More
There are so many wonderful bloggers out there it’s hard to narrow down this list to 10 people. But, these are 10 people that I really admire because of how dedicated they are to their readership and how successful they are. My success meter isn’t necessarily defined by how much income they bring in, but more about the fact that they’re making their dreams come true through their blog and making a difference for their readership.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love white dishtowels. I usually purchase a package of flour sack towels because they’re the cheapest. But sometimes you need something a little bit more than white in a kitchen to spice it up a bit! This Friday’s blog post is about naturally dyeing fabric with materials that you have around the house – ultimately saving you loads of money because you’re not buying the expensive hand towels at the store. Plus, those white flour sack towels have an uncanny knack for getting stains and turning grimy after a couple of uses. So, this is one way to cover up those pesky stains!Read More
Healthy eating is a huge part of my lifestyle. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and in trying to take care of my body, it’s important that I feed it the right fuel. I will live and breathe by eating healthy to fix some of your daily frustrations with your body. Once I cut the processed sugar, wheat, soy, and dairy from my diet I almost instantly felt like a different person.Read More
You guys! I’m so excited to share my new tool with you. I’ve been using Tailwind for about a month and I can’t even tell you how useful it is in growing my following on Pinterest. Seriously.
Let me give you a bit of a backstory about Pinterest. I’m on Pinterest at least once a day pinning my little heart out. Why? Because if I had to choose any social media platform, it would be Pinterest. I like the usability, functionality, and all the cool stuff that you find on there.Read More
Home decor can add up really quickly, can’t it? It’s not something that you go and buy on a whim when you’re trying to pay off debt. But, I was able to make a fun, budget friendly, wall hanging that I absolutely love and can’t wait to share with you.
Guess what? It only cost me a whopping $2 to make two separate wall hangings. I went to Goodwill (which I frequent often) and I picked up two scans of yarn that was donated for $0.99 cents a piece. Me, being the crafting connoisseur that I am, couldn’t let that deal pass me up. So, I pick them up in hopes that I would have a project come along. What do you know? This project did!Read More
Home decor can add up really quickly – especially when you’re like me and you love keeping up with the trends. I’m super into hygge right now – but two years ago – I was all about shabby chic. So, home decor is something that needs to be affordable in the Binderim household.
There are a couple of things that you can do to keep your home decor affordable and allow you to throw money towards debt.Read More
We all have those awful summer colds that seem to come out of nowhere and then suffocate us in the heat. I hope that you don’t catch that summer cold bug – but if you do – let’s be prepared.
You know, runny nose, congestion, sore throat all in the dead of summer. Yuck!
You could grab cold medicine or you could use all natural throat lozenges that will help aid you to feel better. I’m not going to say this is the cure for all colds, because I’d be lying. But, I’ll tell you this will make you feel a little bit better.Read More
I’m in Flagstaff, AZ for the 5th summer in a row. Now, there’s something about Arizona that you should know if you don’t know already. Arizona has one mountain and that mountain town is called Flagstaff. We’re up here at 7,000 ft elevation and we get all the seasons. Spring, Winter, Fall, and Summer.
Summer up in Flagstaff is pretty crazy. It goes from being 85+ degrees (which doesn’t sound like a lot to Phoenicians – but when you’re about 6000 feet closer to the sun – it get's pretty toasty) one minute and the other it’s a downpour monsoon storm. So, after years of living here. I learned to be prepared for every season.Read More
I’m all about being sustainable – I’m a firm believer in the fact that we, as a collective human species, were put on this planet to take care of it. So, with that mindset - I’m a lover of all things sustainable. However, I don’t know if you’ve noticed how expensive sustainable products are. Well, let me tell you – they’re expensive! Totally not cost effective especially when you’re trying your best to pay down debt!
So, I’ve put together a cost effective yet sustainable list of things to DIY around the home. Plus, a cost breakdown on how much I’m saving on average by using these items. Not only are you saving the planet, but you’re saving your wallet too! Win win? I think so!Read More
Relaxing is hard to do when you’re overwhelmed with the debt right at your fingertips. You feel guilty when you buy that extra latte that you didn’t budget for or you don’t feel like you can rest because you feel massive debt guilt every time you take a day. I get it. I’ve been there. Resting is hard to do when you have massive debt on your shoulders, but it’s a necessary part of life.
If you don’t take care of your body, you’ll end up with serious chronic conditions, trust me. I know all about the effects stress has on your body. But, heed my warning. You need to relax every once in awhile. It’ll do your body, mind, and family a whole lotta good when you’re not cranky and stressed out all the time.Read More
Well, I’m officially 23. I feel like this year will be a great year. Filled with change, self improvement, and determination. I wanted to quickly jot down 22 things that I learned from 22 years on this planet. Why? Because life lessons are always hard to learn in the moment, but once you live through it – it always makes you a better and stronger person on the other side.Read More
Making your own home and beauty products might seem cumbersome from the start. But once you start to jump into the making of it all I think you’ll realize that it’s super fun and cost effective to DIY everything in your house.
There are a lot of benefits to making your own home and beauty products.Read More