Financial Friday + Free Desktop Calendar


Yall!  Its August!  Which means two things – we are that much closer to fall [helllllo pumpkin!] and I have another freebie for my email subscribers!  Each month my email friends get a freebie for being loyal subscribers.  And this months is ahhh-mazing!  I can’t take credit for it though, my sweet friend Lianne created this bad boy for yall!


Lianne blogs over at Lula Belle and is just so awesome.  We have been friends since I started blogging and I am so lucky to know her!  On her blog she shares money saving tips [like how to vacation on a budget], recipes [like this delicious looking cake], blog tips [how to embed an instagram video in your post] and photography tips.  And she does amazing blog designs and printables.  And desktop calendars.


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How awesome is that calendar?  Its my desktop background and it can be yours too!  [No watermark on the subscriber calendar.]  Sign up for the Grant life newsletter and its yours.  [No pressure or anything.]


Link Party: Financial Friday 7/25


Hey yall!  Welcome to another Financial Friday!  Can you believe I have been doing this link party for over 2 years now?!  [Crazy, I know!]  Thank you for coming back each week to share your awesome-ness with us all!

A few of my favorites this week:

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream :: Oh man!  I need this, please!

Organization Roundup :: Maybe I need this one more.  Hmm.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza :: Ok, I need this one most!

This week I shared:

Two giveaways – $500 in Cash [!!!] and a Shaklee Turnaround Kit [!!!]

We reviewed Jelly Bean sandals.  [By we I mean Ryley.

And started thinking about back to school with these Easy Homemade Breakfast Recipes and Washi Tape Bookmarks.

Plus a little blogger tip on how to add buttons to your sidebar.  Phew.  Busy week over here.


Next week I have a fun surprise for yall!  Im going to share a week of lunch box recipes, a new recipe everyday!  How cool is that?  I had fun making them so I hope yall enjoy the easy homemade lunch box ideas.

Link Party: Financial Friday 7/18


Hey hey friends!  Welcome to another week of Financial Friday!  Im so happy to have you here!  I love to see what everyone has been up to each week.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Maple Chipotle Corn :: According to L has the best recipes!

Pudding and Jello Pool :: Ok, this is TOO cute!

7 Day Real Food Challenge :: No processed foods for a week?  Ill try it!

Clothespin Sunburst Mirror :: You won’t believe the mirror she made for less then $6!

And this week I shared:

Are you a new reader?  Start here!

Easy Homemade Recipes: S’more popcorn.  Yes, Really!

Our Family Life: Transitioning Avery to a Big Boy Bed

And I asked what yall thought of my new vlog series.  Who wants to get to know the mom behind the blog?


Financial Friday 7/12


Hey yall!  I hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July holiday.  We had family in town so I spent the weekend cuddling with my nephews and hanging out at the beach.  [It was rough.]  Financial Friday is back though!  Im going to share a few of my favorite links from the party and a what we’ve been up to.  And remember, you can link up anything to the party!  Happy day!

Skillet Lasagna – I love anything with pasta and sauce too!

Making your own baby food – this seems easy!  Maybe for the next one ;)

Easy crockpot chicken tacos – these are my absolute favorite crockpot meal!

Summer recipe ideas for kids – we’ve already made one of those!

Fiesta ranch salad – oh so good!

Pineapple ham kabobs – I can’t wait to have Ryon make these!

Marshmallow shooters – I bet the kids would love to make these.

Red, White and Blue Financial Friday

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Red, white and blue week is coming to an end and Im kinda sad to see it go!  It was so much fun to create new recipes for the upcoming holiday.  I hope you enjoyed the week as well!
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This week I shared:

Fourth of July pancakes

Fourth of July pudding popsicles

Very berry Moscato

Spiked Strawberry Shortcake

4th of July Week and Financial Friday!


Hey yall!  Happy Friday!  Next week Im going to do something a little different – its going to be Fourth of July week here at the Grant life!  [Eeek!]  I have a few fun Fourth ideas to share with yall and Im so excited!  Who doesn’t love the Fourth?

Be sure to check it out next week!  This week I shared:


Talked about Ryon being deployed

How to Make a DIY Bird Feeder this Summer

I shared a super cute and easy DIY bird feeder.

Italian Chicken Meatballs 8

It was double recipe Tuesday this week!  Michaela shared these delicious baked Italian meatballs!

25 Burgers to Cook on the Grill this Summer

And I rounded up 25 burgers to grill this summer!

Oh! And I added a ‘Crafts’ and ‘Good Eats’ tab at the top.  It displays all the crafts and recipes I’ve shared throughout the years.  Kinda cool.

Financial Friday 6/14


Hey yall!  Happy Friday!  I might have forgotten about the link party last week.  Eeeek!  Its back, and Im happy to have yall here!

This week at our place we shared:

25 Easy summer crafts for kids - keep kids entertained for hours!

I shared some easy summer crafts for kids!  We will be doing a bunch of these!

Smores Brownie Bars - So easy!  So gooey!

Delicious AND easy s’mores brownie bars!


And I got the sweetest comments when I shared why Im wearing pants this summer.

Financial Friday 5/30

Hey yall!  Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great week!  Im ready for the weekend [like always!].  Here is what has been happening around these parts this week:

happy anniversary cards


I talked about our anniversary a little today.

6 Ways to beat writers block


Had an amazing guest post on beating writers block.  



And introduced yall to Bohunk Barbecue Company.  The best catering in Denton!

Financial Friday 5/23


Happy Friday, yall!  I hope everyone had a great week!  Today I’m celebrating 4 years of marriage!  Woohoo!  We are heading to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate and hang out with family up there.

This week I shared:


A call to vendors to join our Father’s day gift guide
15 things to do in Corpus Christi with kids 
How (and why) to schedule your blog posts
The beginning and middle of our love story

Blog-a-versary Giveaway + Financial Friday

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Its officially yall.  Im old.  Well, not me personally but my blog is.  Today marks my second year of blogging!  Isn’t that crazy?  I can’t believe it either.  I have SO loved this journey and I am so happy to have made such great friends along the way.  To celebrate, my friends and I are giving away a $75 Target gift card!  Now its a party yall!

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