Minimalist Fashion for Summer: 10 Ways to Style Jeans and a Tank.

Confession. I have a problem. I could literally live my entire life in ripped jeans. Maybe it’s because my teen years were spent at Hollister and Abercrombie and I’m just glad the ripped jean look has made a comeback. If you are working on decluttering your wardrobe but are totally stumped on how to make a smaller amount of clothes work for you, I get it. As a minimalist fashion lover/ripped jeans obsessed 30 something, I have got you covered. I have officially perfected all the possible ways to style your ripped jeans and white tank for any occasion. An accessory here, a change of shoes there and boom, you’ve got yourself 10 minimalist fashion ideas for summer.

Finding Simplicity After Adopting Three Children from Foster Care

I never thought I would be a “minimal” type person. I have always loved doing all the things and have a house full of treasured possessions that I have collected over the years. But that all changed for me 5 years ago. 

To give you a little framework for what my life was before, my husband and I were DINKs, dual income, no kids.

He works in tech and I had a marketing business that employed three women and took up lots of time. I was also publishing books with a writing partner and working on my online marketing. Oh, and we had two dogs and a cat. Life was great!

I had time to take trips to Vegas a couple of times a year, attended marketing conferences, and flew around the world to give speeches about marketing!

And then we decided to adopt one child from foster care. The process took a couple of years and at the end of we wound up adopting THREE kids from foster care.

10 US Travel Destinations (That No One is Talking About.)

I admit it, my favorite past-time is scouring the internet for affordable U.S. travel destinations. Tom and I let our passports lapse last year because we knew the next adventures we wanted to take (after paying off our debt) were the ones located in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. After a visit to the Dominican Republic a few years ago, we felt kind of silly when the tourists there from Ireland and the Netherlands rattled off long lists of the places they were dying to see in the U.S. Here we were with all of these amazing sites and festivals all around us and we weren’t even taking advantage of them. Now, of course, there are big hot spots most people know like LA and NYC…but what about the rest of the country? I’m quickly learning there are a ton of US travel destinations that no one is talking about! So, I’m here to break the cycle and start filling you in on all the places you might be missing out on America.

60 Cleaning and Beauty Hacks That Cost 99 Cents

It’s no secret, that I am a big fan of saving money any way I can…without compromising quality. That beind said, there are so many products on the market today that it’s hard to know what to trust. Plus, truth be told, there are still some things that just work better with Grandma’s old school remedies, am I right? So what are the absolute best (and cheapest) cleaning and beauty hacks that have stood the test of time? I’ve got a list of over 60 cleaning and beauty hacks for 99 cents! Yeah…most of these things you can get at your local store (or even in your pantry) for right around one dollar.

10 Reasons Why Millennials Like Dave Ramsey’s “Old School” Method

I got my first subscription to Money magazine (something I have been wanting for a few years now.) Imagine my excitement when I saw my favorite financial guru, Dave Ramsey on the front cover. The title read something like, “Why Millennials are Flocking to Dave Ramsey.” I read the article and really got to thinking…why is it that Dave Ramsey has gained such popularity and momentum specifically with my generation, the millennial generation? Dave Ramsey is known notoriously for his no-nonsense, old school approach, yet millennials are thought to be very “new age” and technologoy obsessed. Well, call me crazy, but I’ve come up with 10 reasons as to why millennials like Dave Ramsey’s old school ways…or at least why I know I do.