Summer Guide to Vail, Colorado

If Vail, Colorado isn't on your travel bucket list add it ASAP! I was absolutely blown own away by this beautiful town nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Today's post is all about summer activities, food and the most beautiful hotel to stay at while you visit Vail!

My hotel stay was gifted by Sonnenalp Hotel however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

How I'm Giving Back

This post is sponsored by Frost Bank.

When was the last time you were generous? With your time? With your money? With your words? It's extremely easy to get caught up in your own life, and forget about others that are in need emotionally, financially or physically. Believe me, I'm always caught up in my own world. I think about my kids nd my finances, but rarely focus on others outside of my immediate family. 

Frost Bank believes generosity spurs optimism, and they are on a mission to make the world a more optimistic place! I can get on board with that which is why I chose to volunteer with Candlelight Ranch located in Marble Falls, TX. Today I'm sharing more about this amazing non-profit and tips on how you can be more optimistic and generous.

August Budget Recap

Heading in to the fall I'm more than ever conscious about my spending. School events, fundraisers, sports, holidays and lots of family birthdays are coming up! Perfect timing that my church is starting a money series all about Godly budgeting, spending and saving and I've never been more excited for a sermon. Dave Ramsey is actually coming this weekend to speak as the church is starting Financial Peace courses. I have a love/hate relationship with Dave. Some things I agree with and others I don't, however if you are in debt there is no doubt his method works. It helped Alex and I pay off $45,000 in 3 years. I recommend reading Total Money Makeover if you are interested! 

Today I'm sharing what we spent on eating out and clothing in August. I'm thinking of switching these spending categories. If you have a separate category you would like me to cover in the future let me know! Maybe home decor? Home maintenance? Entertainment? Or maybe a specific money topic?


Work hard and be nice to people. Those words have been my career motto, and I'm excited to say they have payed off! Today I'm sharing all about my next move in my career.

Kid Friendly Restaurants in Round Rock, TX

When I say "Kid Friendly" I mean there is an outdoor area where kids can freely play. If a restaurant doesn't have this it's simply a restaurant in my eyes. Here are the top Round Rock restaurants that include a playscape or enclosed area for kids to roam and play!

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Working with a Photographer as a Blogger

If you've ever wondered how I take photos for this blog I'm going to share all the details with you today! You'll get the ins and outs of shooting with a professional photographer and my tips if you are considering it.

Photos by Madeline Harper

July Budget Recap

Summer is coming to an end and hopefully my crazy spending is as well! I've been pretty good when it comes to clothing, but eating out has been a struggle. Check out what I spent in July on food and clothing, and I'm also talking about my thoughts on purchasing home decor and furniture.