Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, and of course you want it to be as beautiful as possible! But believe me, a beautiful wedding doesn’t have to mean going into debt! When Caleb and I got married in March 2016, we spent under $3,000 on our wedding, and that included EVERYTHING from clothes to flowers to invitations. I’m here to tell you, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget! To make that happen, first you have to prioritize. From my own experience, I want to share with you 3 big things to splurge and save on for your dream wedding!
“For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword …” (Hebrews 4:12) God still speaks through His Word. The Bible teaches us that God loves us, tells stories of heroes of the faith, and gives us all that we need to live a life that glorifies Him. But sometimes, the world gets in the way and we become discouraged. As wives, when we see this happening to our husbands, we have the responsibility to step in, fight for him, and bring encouragement. I want to share with you 15 verses to encourage your husband. Read these verses to your husband, study them together, and pray them over him. Speaking these truths is the most powerful thing we can do as wives.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us are focused on how we can love our husband in big ways: buy him a new watch, cook him a gourmet dinner, go all out and spend the big bucks. And that’s great, but Valentine’s Day isn’t every day, and I can’t cook a gourmet dinner every night. This year, I want to be more intentional, and one of the ways I want to be intentional is in loving my husband. Sure, I tell him “I love you” approximately 674 times a day, but am I being intentional in SHOWING him that I love him every day? Most days, the answer is no. If you’re like me, you might need these 21 ways to intentionally love your husband every day.
I’ve never been a New Year’s Resolutions kind of person. I tried calling them goals one year; I set 3 goals, accomplished 1, and threw the paper away sometime around June. 😉 As I was thinking about the coming year, one that will be filled with new adventures and excitement, I came across an idea that I like much better than resolutions: a focus word of the year. After talking to my husband and praying over it, we chose a word for 2017: intentional. Let me tell you a little bit about why we chose this word, how we’ll live it out, and how you can join us in living intentional in 2017!
Winter is hard on our budget, to say the least. Whether you depend on electricity or gas for your heat, chances are your heating bills are through the roof. Paying a ridiculous amount for heat drives me crazy, but so does living in a cold house. So what do I do? I find alternative ways to stay warm! If you’re looking to lower your heating bill without freezing to death, try these 7 ways to stay warm without raising your heating bill. 🙂
I’m a list maker. I love lists. I have a list of blog posts that are coming, a list of baby items that we need, a to-do list for the day and the week, but somehow, I’ve never been the person to make a thankful list. To be honest, it seemed ridiculous; I know what I’m thankful for, so why do I need a list? But this year, my heart is just too full. It’s bursting with joy and thankfulness, and I just can’t keep it inside. So for the first time ever, here is what I’m thankful for.
I love being married! People say that marriage is hard, but we haven’t experienced that. We’ve been in difficult life situations, sure, but marriage is the good part of it. Even when life is bad, marriage is good. We were at a wedding not too long after we got married and there was a place to write advice for the couple. Caleb wrote one simple piece of advice, and it suddenly made sense why our marriage is so good, so beautiful. I want to share that with you: one piece of advice for a beautiful marriage.
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, second only to Christmas. The weather is beautiful, people are out and about, and families get to come together and spend time with each other. Caleb and I both come from big families, and we love being able to spend time with them. Fall is also the perfect time to make memories, but so often we get stuck in a rut of just staying home and watching Netflix (guilty). To motivate myself, and hopefully my readers, to get out and enjoy the season, I’ve come up with 8 ways to make memories this fall!
Caleb and I have been married for a little over 6 months. Time has flown by and it has been an absolutely wonderful adventure. Time and again, I’ve heard people say that marriage is hard, and I disagree. But one thing that I do think is difficult is remembering to tell your spouse how much you appreciate them. Sure, they know you love them, and that’s a vital part of marriage. But do they know how much you like them? How great you think they are? How much you appreciate them? Maybe not, and it can be easy to forget to tell them, especially in the midst of a busy season. But after much thought, I’ve come up with the perfect way to make your spouse feel appreciated every day.
Y’all, I lovelovelove breakfast. Well really, I love food, but breakfast is pretty high on the list of all foods. I’m obsessed with a good breakfast of eggs, bacon, and hash browns, but that’s just not possible most mornings. When I was teaching, I wanted to just be able to grab my breakfast without having to stand at the stove for 15 minutes, but I also wanted it to be healthy. So off to Pinterest I went, and I found some pretty amazing recipes that I could make the day before and enjoy the next morning! All of these are tried and approved by yours truly, and I promise you won’t regret making them! Here are 6 quick, amazing, and healthy breakfast recipes to try right now! 🙂