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 … [Read more...] about How to Ditch the Clutter For Good
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
If you would have asked me a few months ago what I thought about Smart Lighting, I would have had no idea what you were even talking about. But thanks to my handy husband (who's also a bit of a tech guru), I'm not sure I'll ever go back to a life without Smart Lights! We recently upgraded our home with Smart Lighting and I absolutely LOVE the convenience it has added to our lives! No … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Smart Lighting Guide You’ll Wish You Found Sooner
If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know how obsessed I am with Amazon. I mean, where else can you buy walkie-talkies, garlic powder, and festive home decor all in one place? (Yes, all 3 of those items are in my recently ordered section. :) ) If you love the convenience of shopping online while saving money at the same time, keep reading! You're going to want to … [Read more...] about 10 Genius Amazon Hacks That’ll Save You Money
Making vanilla extract at home isn't anything new. In fact there are quite a few recipes already online. But today I thought I would share my version of how to make homemade vanilla extract and why I prefer it over store bought. :) (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience. For more information see my disclosure, here.) If you've ever bought vanilla extract at the store, then you … [Read more...] about Easy DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe