x

House Hunting

Alex and I bought our bought our first home 5 1/2 years ago. We thought it would be our forever home, but in the past month we began searching for a new home. Today I'm sharing why we're looking and what our plans are for the future. 

6 Ways To Get Out of a Rut

Thank you Frost Bank for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

There are times in life when we get stuck. Stuck in our attitude, mindset and actions. There are many factors that come in to play....stress, grief, family, work, money, you name it. I've experienced tragedy, financial failure, rejection, and lots of stress that have made me want to crawl in a hole and never come out. The good news is I'm still here and you are too! Today I'm partnering with Frost Bank to share six ways to get out of a rut!

how to get out of a rut, how to get creative, Austin blogger, frost bank, Austin mom blog, Austin fashion blogger, one eleven east, hutto Texas, round rock Texas blogger, round rock tx, journey five, Swedish hasbeens, Krewe sunglasses, Austin fashion blogger, gigiipip hat, madewell jeans, how to be optimistic, optimism, financial blogger, financial blog, budgeting blog, budgeting blogger, Jesse Coulter blog

February Budget Recap

Money isn't a fun topic, but it needs to be discussed more! That's why I am transparent about my budgeting and spending to give you an honest look at what spending looks like for our family of five. There is shame in money, believe me I've been there. Debt isn't fun, and it's hard opening up about mistakes you've made or struggles you have with money. My goal is to create an open space for people to be honest about their financial struggles, goals and wins! Read about our 2019 financial goals here!

how to save money, how to be debt free, how to make a budget, Jesse Coulter blog, finance blog, money blog, money blogger, saving money, budgeting blogger, budget blogger, Jesse Coulter blog, Austin blogger, Dave Ramsey budgeting, how to save monthly, spending freeze, clothing budget, Austin blogger, Austin Texas, Austin mural, south congress hotel, family budget

Family Night Time Routine

Thank you Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for sponsoring this post. Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes are real potatoes, real easy, delivering homemade taste on demand.


If you are mom of young kiddos you know dinner time is not for the faint of heart, especially if you work outside the home. In today's post I'm sharing my family's night time routine which includes how we do dinner and bedtime! 

family night time routine, family of five night time routine, working mom, twin mom, twin parenting, mom blog, Austin mom blogger, Austin mom, Austin mom blog, Jesse Coulter blog, mashed potatoes, easy meals for the working mom, night time routine for working parents, round rock blogger, round rock Texas blogger

5 Valentine's Day Outfits

For the first few years of marriage I always felt disappointed on Valentine's Day because I had these grand expectations of what the day would look like and what Alex would do. Thankfully I decided to just tell Alex what I wanted which is buy me chocolate, a card, and flowers. I may not be surprised by it but it beats being upset! 

If you are planning to go out for Valentine's Day or you simply want to dress up for the holiday here are some fun simple looks I put together. I enjoy wearing red and pink to work to celebrate this month of LOVE and American Hearth Month.



Family Road Trip Tips

Last month Turner, Alex and I went on a 12 hour road trip to Angel Fire, New Mexico! We loaded our Mazda CX-9 rental with our bags and road trip goodies and set off at 8am. I've partnered with Roger Beasley Mazda to share my tips on how to have a fun family road trip!

February Small Goals

January was a fun and hard month! I started off the month with a relaxing vacation to Angel Fire, but came back to a mountain of work. I'm seeing the light at the end of my email now, and I'm excited for the things to come..aka warmer temperatures.

how to save money, how to be debt free, stetson hat, Swedish hasbeens, clogs, how to style clogs, how to make a budget, Jesse Coulter blog, finance blog, money blog, money blogger, saving money, budgeting blogger, budget blogger, Jesse Coulter blog, Austin blogger, Dave Ramsey budgeting, how to save monthly, spending freeze, clothing budget, Austin blogger, Austin Texas, family budget