We booked this trip to Mexico in December and I've pretty much been counting down the days ever since. I'm the kind of person that is immediately ready for summer as soon as Christmas is over, and seeing how this is the winter-that-never-ends, this vacation couldn't come fast enough! Mike and I have been to Mexico before, but this was the first time we vacationed with friends! It was SO much … [Read more...] about Cancun, Mexico Travel Diary
Its absolutely crazy to me that it’s been a whole year since launching Joyfully Growing Blog! When I first started, I had no idea where this thing would go, or if it would even be something I enjoyed doing. But one year later I am still blogging and loving EVERY MINUTE of it. To celebrate my 1 year blogiversary, I thought it would be fun to share the 10 biggest lessons I learned in my first … [Read more...] about 10 Lessons I Learned in My First Year of Blogging
In January I started the Simplify Your Life series and talked all about my strategy to ditch the clutter in our home. I spent some time implementing those tips and am happy to report that we have gotten rid of so much stuff! I'm over here doing a little happy dance in my chair because decluttering is such a great feeling! (If you need some decluttering tips, checkout Part 1 of this series and get … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Life – Part 2: Let’s Get Organized!
Before we were married, Mike and I made a goal that someday I would be a full time homemaker. We knew it wouldn't be possible from Day 1 since we both had a few student loans that needed to be paid off. But fast forward to this time last year and we accomplished our goal! Transitioning our budget from two incomes to one has taken some getting used to, but with a lot of discipline and a little … [Read more...] about 12 Awesome Budget Hacks That Actually Work – How We Went From 2 Incomes To 1
Thank you Clearblue® for sponsoring this post. The new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is now available at major retailers across the U.S. such as Walmart, Target, Amazon and Meijer. Visit a store near you to try it! Today we're getting a little personal and sharing about our journey to conceive as we try to start a family. Mike and I have been trying to get pregnant for a few … [Read more...] about Planning Our Family with Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System
These days there are so many things screaming for our attention and I can't help but long for the days when things were less chaotic. Before you start to think that I am jumping off the deep end and throwing away all of my electronics, don't worry, I'm not! (I wouldn't be a very good blogger if I did that ;) ) But I am re-evaluating all of the "stuff" that has taken up residence in our home. And … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Life – Part 1: Ditch the Clutter
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !! I can hardly believe it's already 2018, where has the time gone?! As I'm preparing for the year ahead, I want to make sure I am providing content that YOU want to see. This blog wouldn't be possible without my amazing readers (that's you!). To make sure I am tackling your biggest needs and questions, I put together a quick little survey! By answering these … [Read more...] about The 2018 Reader Survey + Target Gift Card!
I can hardly believe in just a few short days we will be in the year 2018!! As the year comes to a close, I can't help but reflect on the last 12 months. 2017 was a big year for us as I launched this blog and dove in head first to this crazy world of blogging! It has been so much fun sharing our projects and DIYs with you guys and I can't thank you enough for following along! Every single comment, … [Read more...] about The Best of Joyfully Growing Blog 2017