Financial Freedom Friday-July Wrap-Up


July is over.  Which means summer is almost over.  Which means school starts soon.  Too soon.  Ack. Crazy.  However, I have two weeks left of no work and I will be enjoying every last second:) The good news is July was a great month in our household.  We accomplished a lot {mainly the kitchen} and […]

Love Letters

love letters framed

Continuing on with our rustic romance bedroom theme, I made a sweet display of some letters Mike and I have written each other over the last few years to fill the wall above our bathroom door. It’s simple and is a daily reminder of our love for each other. If you want to make one […]

Financial Freedom Tip: TracFone

cell phone case

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you heard of Tracfone before?  If not, you are missing out.  Tracfone is a great way to cut back on cell phone bills, while maintaining great coverage and cool phones {which we all know is […]

Gray, Blue, Taupe, Purple, White

gray paint swatches

Have you ever tried to paint a room gray?  I mean, real gray.  Not taupe, white, blue, purple, or any other color that gray magically becomes when you put it on a wall.  It’s almost impossible.  The color can even be called “____ gray” or “gray _____” and be 100% blue.  I wanted the perfect, […]

Happy Anniversary {To Us}

Mike & Jessie-273

Today is our second anniversary.  Two years ago I married my best friend and have never been happier.  Mike and I are celebrating someplace special today {which I’ll tell you all about later} but today I thought I would share some of our favorite wedding pics. You know, to be cheesy and lovey dovey and […]


agape up close

Have you heard this insanely beautiful word before? Agape.  Our pastor did a whole series called “agape” a while back. It means “unconditional love” and it is what God has for us.  I love the sound of the word, what it stands for, and how powerful it is in our lives.  Agape love is what […]

Quick Curtain Update

tab curtains after

Today’s tutorial is super cheap {free}, easy, quick, and involve our master bedroom window treatments.  These curtains hold a special place in my heart because they were the first thing I ever sewed on my own.  I bought the fabric from and added some blackout lining from Joann’s to make them extra dark.  They […]

FFF: Kitchen Budget Breakdown and a Coupon


I lied to you yesterday.  I said that it was my last post about the kitchen but actually, today is.  I am going to give you a budget breakdown and list of resources for our entire kitchen remodel.  Hopefully this will help if you are planning to try any of the ideas we used. First […]