We Took A Trip Around The World During Quarantine

Almost everyone has been in their homes during quarantine, including Richard & I, but we decided enough of doing nothing! With our upcoming anniversary, we had to make it special. But, what? We knew we had to be creative because quarantine wasn’t going to make it easy. So, we racked our brains and came up…

Thailand – How much does it cost?

What does it cost to take a trip to Thailand? Good question. It is a financially accessible destination for many. We spent about $2500 in total for two people and you could do it for a bit cheaper yourself if you wanted to. This included our flights, all activities, place to stay, souvenirs, everything for…

How to Not Spend a Million Dollars on Food When You Travel

When planning a trip one of the biggest expenses you start to see while researching is how much you expect to spend on food. What some may not realize is you can cut out much of those unnecessary expenses by planning a bit ahead. Richard and I have made it a habit to pack nonperishable…

Your Wedding Decor For LESS

What seems to be the most daunting task is also in my opinion the most fun when it comes to weddings. The decor. From picking colors to theme to the little details. These things can also often come at a hefty price. It doesn’t have to however. If you plan enough in advance you can…

Finding A Wedding Venue

When starting to plan for your wedding one of the biggest choices you have to make is the venue. Venues come in all shapes and sizes and determine when, where, and how you get to celebrate your wedding day and reception. When picking a venue Richard and I knew we did not want to break…

The Gym Isn’t the Only Way to Workout

~Kristen Furleigh Don’t give up your dreams of being healthy and strong just because you can’t afford a gym membership. Money or lack thereof can have a negative impact on our ability to believe we can still achieve. When funds get tight one of the first things to go straight to a wish list is a…

Budget Chandelier for our Living Room

by Richard Furleigh Come with me on a DIY/Home improvement story in electrical work! *Disclaimer! I am not a professional electrician, I’ve acquired skills over the years through practice and learning from others that I feel confident enough to do these things and try to teach you. If at any point it feels like it’s…

Gifts Made with Love: and sometimes blood, sweat, and tears

~Kristen Furleigh Sometimes gift giving can be stressful “Ahhh, I have NO. IDEA. WHAT. TO. GET. (Insert person). Life is awful!” Other times gift giving can be brainless ex: Run to the store, pick up first item you see, purchase, leave. When it comes to gift giving, second to the experiences and time option from…

Experiences are the Best Gifts

~Kristen Furleigh The best gift you can give some one is your time. Rather than spending your hard earned money on things that in most cases only offer short term fulfillment why not think differently next time a holiday or birthday come around. We as people remember most the experiences we had and the people…

The Magic of the Thrift Store Pt. 2: Housewares

~Kristen Furleigh Thrifting part dos! Richard and I have been able to furnish our rental primarily with finds from the thrift stores around town. It takes time and you have to be patient. You have to be willing to go without for a little bit when what you are searching for isn’t readily available. The…