EP. 06 Creating Your Big Vision

EP. 06 Creating Your Big Vision

Has survival mode has become normal? When was the last time you were truly excited about the future, not fearful of it?
You keep trying to ignore that whispering voice telling you that there is a better way. You keep telling yourself that every "normal" family struggles...right!?! You say maybe you'll start next month...or maybe you'll just wait until the New Year.
But the whisper grows louder and louder...and it's growing to a point that it's becoming impossible to ignore. Something HAS to change friend! Never-ending survival mode is not what you and your precious family deserve!

Are you living the abundant life that you have always dreamed of?
If you answered no, then this episode is for you!
...but where do you start?
You start with your dreams...and in this episode I'll walk you through each step of creating your big vision and give you some specific questions to ask yourself.

EP. 05 Tips for Breaking Bad Spending Habits

EP. 05 Tips for Breaking Bad Spending Habits

I know that you have a big heart for your family and big dreams as well...BUT you also have a spending problem that is holding you back from achieving your goals!

In this episode I'm sharing 5 of my best tips for breaking your bad spending habits. I know that taking control of your spending is hard work and not something that will happen overnight...but now is the perfect time to start! With steady progress and giving yourself some grace over the next few months, you'll be breaking those old habits before you know it.

EP. 04 DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.

EP. 04 DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.

Have you ever used the phrase "oh well, I tried" after you failed at achieving a goal? I think we all have. In this episode I want to share with you the power of replacing "I'm trying to do it" with "I am going to do it". This subtle change in your wording can be the difference between quietly disclaimer-ing your way into a life that doesn't make you fulfilled or actually believing in yourself enough to succeed. I want you to be bold enough to believe in your success and learn how to either do something or don't...and how to stop just "trying".

EP. 02 Shifting into an Abundance Mindset

EP. 02 Shifting into an Abundance Mindset

In this episode I'm talking about how budgeting, minimalism, + intentional living can all lead you to an abundant life. However, the first step to achieving any goal is to shift your mindset. We have to learn how to think about the bigger picture and start to be intentional with every aspect of our lives. We have to break free from survival mode and learn how to feel worthy of a better life. 

I'm sharing with you some examples of the scarcity mindset versus the abundance mindset, and how minimalism + budgeting can help you achieve true abundance in your own life.  

EP. 01 What is A Sunny Side Up Life

EP. 01 What is A Sunny Side Up Life

For this first episode I wanted to share a little bit about myself, my family, and our journey to financial freedom + intentional living. About 4 years ago we were drowning in $490k of debt and living in complete survival mode. Our marriage was struggling, my depression was at its worst, and we had completely hit rock bottom. The steps my family took over the next few years led us to an abundant life full of freedom + positivity. 

As a wife + homeschool mom I knew I had to help other families start living on the brighter side of life!

At first A Sunny Side Up Life was just a heart project for me, but now it has grown into a full blown movement for women from all over the world! Together we're taking steps to break free from survival mode, overcome depression, gain financial freedom, stay motivated, + focus on what matters most.

How to Help Your Kids Not Become Another Money Statistic

How to Help Your Kids Not Become Another Money Statistic

Not Another Money Statistic really fills a gap in the world of personal finance books! This book is such a valuable tool to help our younger generation successfully manage their finances and prevent the mistakes that so many of us older people have already made. 

How the Powersheets can help you on your Debt-free Journey

How the Powersheets can help you on your Debt-free Journey

I’ll be honest, buying the Powersheets was completely out of my comfort zone, but they have literally changed my entire life! Spending money on ourselves during this debt-free journey is not always easy, but I think it’s so important to always continue to invest in our personal growth. This journey is about so much more than just money...it’s actually more about intentional living than anything! In this article, I’ll share 6 ways that the Powersheets can help you on your debt-free journey.

How to Declutter Your Budget

How to Declutter Your Budget

This might sound a little surprising, but my family actually got our start with Budgeting through Minimalism! I quickly learned that Minimalism spills into every aspect of your life. It’s about decluttering and simplifying your home, your calendar, your relationships, and even your budget! There are so many benefits to living a simplified clutter-free life, and gaining financial freedom is one of them!

2017 in Review from Family on a Journey to Financial Freedom

2017 in Review from Family on a Journey to Financial Freedom

 I wanted to share a little recap of my 2017 year. I spent most of December resting + reflecting on the amazing year that my family + I had, so I wanted to share with you my goals from the past year, my reflections, lessons learned, + of course lots of photos of my adorable babies (#momlife ...gotta show off the kids, you understand right!?!).
My hope with sharing this little recap with you is to help motivate + inspire you to know how much good much can happen in one short year!

My Favorite Things of 2017

My Favorite Things of 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my favorite things that have helped me through the past year! I've included a few books that I've read, podcasts + courses that have helped me, personal development resources I've used, + a few random items that I fell in love with this year! I also wanted to shout out a few of my awesome Sunny Side Up Life Community ladies who run a business or a side hustle, as well as a few of my fellow Budgeting Bloggers! I hope that these resources are helpful to you on your own journey! 

Family Activities for Christmas on a Budget

Family Activities for Christmas on a Budget

In my opinion, spending time together + having fun as a family is really the most important thing about the Holidays. The best part is that most of these family activities are either free or super budget-friendly! 

Today, I want to share a few of my favorite activities for families on a budget this Christmas season. 

Decorating for Christmas on a Budget

Decorating for Christmas on a Budget

Decorating for Christmas is one of those things that's really more of a "want" than it is a "need"...but it just makes us so dang happy that it's hard to completely skip it! Today, I want to share a few frugal Christmas decorating tips with you that helped me during my tightest budgeting Holiday Seasons! 

Shopping for Christmas on a Budget

Shopping for Christmas on a Budget

No matter how much planning goes into your Holiday Budget or how much thought goes into your gift ideas, that can all go out the window as soon as you walk into a beautiful store at Christmas time. I've been there too friend! ...but that's not going to be us this year! Let's get you a shopping plan!

Giving Gifts for Christmas on a Budget

Giving Gifts for Christmas on a Budget

Gifts are usually the biggest part of any Christmas Budget, and often times the thing that pushes us into over-spending or even using credit cards + wracking up debt during the Holidays; but I'm here to show you that it doesn't have to be that way! 

Planning for Christmas on a Budget

Planning for Christmas on a Budget

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning! However, planning for something as big as the Holiday Season while living on a budget can be a challenge, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips for Planning for Christmas on a Budget.

9 Steps to Financial Freedom for Your Family

9 Steps to Financial Freedom for Your Family

I wanted to do more than just struggle...and then one day die! I had dreams! One day I had finally had enough of survival mode. What I did next became a catalyst moment in my family’s life. That day changed our entire future.

How to stop hiding from your debt

How to stop hiding from your debt

The thing about hiding from your debt is that sometimes we don't even realize that we're actually doing it. We think that the survival mode and the stress of having so much debt is just normal and that everybody lives this way, so we really don't think that it's a big deal. ...but we are in fact actually hiding from our debt. I'll share with you two quick steps on how to stop hiding from your debt!

How to create wiggle room in your budget

How to create wiggle room in your budget

“We just don’t have anything extra.” ...it’s usually the first thing that comes up after you write down your budget. In the article I'm sharing with you 33 awesome tips for finding a little extra money to either save or pay towards your debt!