Our Story

My name is Mollie and my husband is JD. We caught a glimpse of each other in 10th grade. Long story short, we dated for 7 years, went to separate colleges, and got married in August 2008. After debating on where to begin our lives and frantically looking for jobs we ended up in Washington DC. After browsing Craigslist for what seemed like the 100th time, a posting seemed hopeful. After a call, interview, lots of praying, and job offer we packed up the Uhaul, said goodbye to our families, and begin our new life together.

Both facing the "unknown territory" of monthly bills, loans, and savings we met with a financial counselor to help us discuss fair and reasonable spending. We both quickly realized that saving a buck wherever possible would help keep us young, twenty-somethings afloat. That meant scoring a deal, coupon, and carefully researching any big purchase to ensure we were getting the best quality and deal.

I also realized the high cost of furnishing and decorating a home. So began the blog filled with design, recipes, crafts, savings, decor, before/afters and anything else that strikes our fancy. As we venture through many projects we invite you along.

Just so you know the middle 2 pictures capture us at the age of 16. The top and bottom pictures are current.