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
With Easter right around the corner and Spring weather on its way, I have been craving all the pastels. Normally I tend to stay away from lots of pinks and yellows and am drawn more to the bright whites and warm woods. But there's something about this time of year that has me longing for some pretty colors! I was so excited, then, when my friend Arin from Arin Solange At Home offered to share her … [Read more...] about 5 Minute Anthropologie Hack – DIY Painted Mason Jars
Today I am sharing all of the details from our rustic-made-modern master bedroom. I've shared a few photos of this space before on Instagram as well in the DIY Wood Plank Wall post, but I wanted to invite you in for a full reveal tour! So without further ado, come on in and see how I blended two styles to create the modern rustic bedroom of our dreams! As you first walk into our … [Read more...] about Modern Rustic Bedroom Reveal + Tips on Blending Two Styles
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
Well friends, the time is finally here - my last Christmas themed post of the year! It has been so much fun sharing all of our Christmas decor with you guys, and I thought what better way to wrap it all up than by showing you what our home looks like at night all lit up by Christmas lights?! I absolutely LOVE Christmas lights and the way they make everything feel warm and cozy. I hope this post … [Read more...] about All is Calm, All is Bright