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Finding Our Homestead


We've been married for just over two years. In those two years, we've lived in three places: a single room in a co-ed field house in Belknap, Illinois, a two-bedroom duplex in Kirksville, Missouri, and now, a third-floor apartment in Huntsville, Alabama.

Financial Update: May 2017


This month was quite a success!

15 Ways to Save Money and Reduce Waste


Financial Update: April 2017


We got ON IT this month.

The Lie of College: An Ode to Student Loans


If I had it to do over again, I don't know if I'd go to college.

Saying "No" Like Grandma: Living Within Your Means


We're an entitled generation.

The Homestead Diet


Ever since I was a nine-year-old girl obsessed with Little House on the Prairie, I've dreamed of living a quiet, simple life in the country.

Financial Update: March 2017


Welcome back, debt snowball!

Financial Update: February 2017


It's been a while. And it's not gonna be pretty.

Added Value: February


In January, I began a new blog series called Added Value, inspired by a podcast tradition of The Minimalists. Life Is for Living has been quiet throughout February, unfortunately, due to miscellaneous up-and-down life situations. I haven't had much positivity to share lately, but I'm continuing my series now with the following list of things that have added value to my life during the past few uncertain weeks.