budget · the money diaries

the money diaries: the state of the millenial budget

omg, if i have to hear about dave ramsey’s baby steps one more time, i’m quitting the internet. i’ll spare you the gory details, but this accountant’s daughter has never been a budgeting babe. i sailed through my early years blissfully unaware of what kind of cash it takes to enter the real world. don’t… Continue reading the money diaries: the state of the millenial budget

fashion · gift guides · love · married life

valentine’s day gifts for bae

ah, valentine’s day. a holiday filled with desperation, regret, tragedy, and occasionally over-priced flowers. i’ve never been a fan of february 14; even as a grown up in a real-life committed and in-love relationship, i think it’s pretty dumb. i would actually consider myself a romantic, but valentine’s day is just a bridge too far.… Continue reading valentine’s day gifts for bae

married life · travel · trips · vacations

tips, tricks, and favorite things to do in hawaii {oahu}

last night i had a dream about hawaii. i’m not sure if it was the false alarm the islands experienced yesterday, or just the winter getting me down, but my dream of lava and crystal clear beaches put me in the aloha spirit. the fisherman and i were both hawaii virgins before our trip. my… Continue reading tips, tricks, and favorite things to do in hawaii {oahu}

food · married life · salt lake gems · saturday activities

restaurant review: hub & spoke diner

i swear we do more than just loiter in restaurants. i mean, i guess? no, we do. well, i went to california two weeks ago, and so much happened while i was there and since i’ve been back in salt lake. once we get settled into what’s been happening, i’ll post about it! but for now,… Continue reading restaurant review: hub & spoke diner

dinner dates · food · married life · salt lake gems

restaurant review: proper burger

all hail the proper restaurant family! matt and i love burgers. i’d say like, 60% of the time he asks me what i want for dinner, it’s a burger. it’s a little odd because red meat is actually not one of my favorites, but there’s something about an old fashioned burger that just…sounds amazing! this… Continue reading restaurant review: proper burger

dinner dates · love · married life · salt lake gems · travel

she was born on the 4th of july {freedom ring}

i’ll give you $5 if you can name that song and artist. the 4th of july 2006 was one of my most memorable holidays, ever. ’twas ten years ago exactly that i was spending my first summer in rexburg idaho. i was attending 1 of 2 years at byu idaho and it was actually a… Continue reading she was born on the 4th of july {freedom ring}