2018 Gift Guide

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  • The Homebody | 2018 Gift Guide Series

    2018 Gift Guides

    I truly can't believe we're here in November already - it seems like just yesterday we were kicking off the New Year! Time certainly flies when you're having fun. That being said, whether you like it or not Christmas music and gift buying is upon us. I've compiled a list of some ideas for you to consider! This is the first of several posts i'll be doing in my 2018 gift giving series, starting with the homebody. Note: this post…

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  • My Thanksgiving Menu

    Entertaining

    Thanksgiving is a really special time for Kevin and I. We have had the pleasure of hosting our parents - Kevin's mom and dad and my mom and dad - and my brother for the past two years. This will be our third Thanksgiving at our home! Hosting family can be hectic and overwhelming, and for many people budgets tend to go out the window during these times. If you're one of those people who finds value in ordering the…

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  • Save a Buck on Winter Utilities

    Basic on a Budget

    Hey friends! Awhile back I shared my tips on how to keep your utility costs low during the summer, so I figured it was appropriate to share how Kevin and I make sure we get the best bang for our buck during the winter time. Let's talk about saving on winter utilities because, you know, we have more important things to purchase - like wine for those snow days. I'll be honest - K and I both prefer a cooler…

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  • Score Discounted Products at Harris Teeter

    Basic on a Budget

    The other day I had a friend comment on how she couldn't believe I did my grocery shopping at Harris Teeter due to their seemingly high prices. This reminded me of how few people really know about the amazing deals you can score with HT's coupon program! I'll be honest, this method of saving does take some time - but if you're willing to put the time in, I can guarantee you'll see quick savings. You'll find that the longer…

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  • Fair Fun at a Fair Price

    Basic on a Budget, Day Trips

    It's no secret that fall is my favorite time of year. As a child it was likely due to having a Birthday at the start of October, and now it's branched out to having some of my other favorite occasions around this time - my engagement, my anniversary, a drop in temperatures, and of course the N.C. State Fair. Making our yearly trip to the fair can get extremely costly. Admission, food, rides, and now alcohol all come with a…

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Basic on a Budget

Hey friends! Awhile back I shared my tips on how to keep your utility costs low during the summer, so I figured it was appropriate to share how Kevin and I make sure we get the best bang for our buck during the winter time. Let's talk about saving on…

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Hometown Girl

As expected, my social media was crawling with New Years Resolutions over the New Years Holiday. From my own personal experiences, and noticing other's habits, these resolutions are so hard to stick with and I feel like I rarely see these resolutions and goals met. Now that we're finishing up…

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House2Home

Given the crazy rush that the end of 2017 was, Kevin and I had quite the break from home projects and updates! This gave our budget some time to recover and time for both of us to do our research and figure out what the next endeavor would be, with…

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