13 TOTALLY FREE Things to Do in Chicago //

13 TOTALLY FREE Things to Do in Chicago //

We just got home from a five day trip to Chicago. It was our first time ever visiting and we immediately fell in love. Having control of your money means having a budget and having a budget sometimes means saying no to spending money. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun! We found the BEST free things to do in Chicago...and a few of them may surprise you! 

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My Planner + Budget Organization // FREE Printables

My Planner + Budget Organization // FREE Printables

Yesterday, I put on my Instagram Stories some sheets I was using to organize my budget for August and people messaged me asking about the planner I was using. There's a lot of information here, so I figured I'd put it in a blog post and also make the sheets I use editable and printable so you can use them to get in charge of your finances, too! 

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The Easiest DIY Dry Shampoo //

The Easiest DIY Dry Shampoo //

Since I'm trying my best to lean towards a low-waste lifestyle (which means I'm trying to send as little stuff to the landfill as possible), I always wanted to find a low waste dry shampoo. Since most dry shampoos come in an aerosol can which are rarely recycled and have chemicals in them that create asthma-inducing smog and increase your carbon foot print (thumbs down), I began to wonder if I could make my own dry shampoo. 

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One Year of Being Brave //

One Year of Being Brave //

One year of counseling. One year since the moment when we looked at each other and said, "Something is not working. We need a doctor." One year of meeting in a small room, the three of us, sometimes once a week, sometimes twice a month. One year of silent car rides home as we process. One year of growing closer and deeper and feeling like we are flourishing for the first time. 

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