The Seven Year Non-Itch


The quintessential anniversary post. This year, honoring seven years with my perfectly imperfect husband. No doubt, he’s the guy for me and each day I’m thankful to call him mine. I mean, just look, he appeases me with grainy selfies on hot summer days while our munchkins wail for us to sing Let It Go […]

5 Tips For Date Night Success When You Have Young Children

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and BJ’s Restaurants, but all my opinions are my own. #DineInOrderAhead #pmedia“ When was the last time you had a date night? I know, I know … pause, think long, think hard. Last month, the month before … when […]

Our $5,000 Wedding


This spring I participated in Kari’s Koupons‘ Weddings on a Dime feature. Seeing that today is Dominic and I’s 5 year anniversary (WOOHOO!), I thought it would be fitting to share the scoop on our frugal wedding! Hope you enjoy! HOW WE MET …  Dominic and I met while attending Warner Pacific College in Portland, […]

Another Day, Another Dollar


42 months ago, Dominic and I started a long journey.    It was October 2007 and we were newlyweds. We had just moved into our first apartment, put our honeymoon on my faithful(?) MasterCard and we were ready to live it up. We were DINKs (double income, no kids) and life was our oyster.   […]