Weekend Links #3

Happy weekend, friends! Today, Brandon and I will be heading down to Little 5 Points, Atlanta for #RecordStoreDay. Criminal Records is doing a big thing and DJ Jelly goes on at 3pm and we’re not missing him (#bigfans). I’m sure we will both be sharing IG Stories so check in with us @ashleyfromfbl and @brandonbreaks sometime…

Spring Cleaning: 10 Things To Do For Your Finances

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL. Unless you filed for an extension, by now you should have filed your taxes and the early birds among you may have already received your tax refund (assuming you didn’t owe, of course). Brandon and I received our tax refund back in February because we were…

The Scars in our Brains

Disclosure: This post is written with the permission and approval of my husband to help shine a light on mental health issues and those who struggle. Please see the end of this post for final details. A couple of years ago, Brandon and I read a book about struggling with mental illness and the impact mental illness…

Easter Dresses

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL.  Last November I saw a meme about Thanksgiving that said, “Let’s all get dressed up in our best clothes so we can stand around Mom’s kitchen and eat.” It made me laugh much harder than it should have because it’s so true for my family and…

How to Save Money Dining Out (Without Being an Ass)

There’s a big difference between being frugal and being cheap (there is also a huge difference between being cheap and being a complete ass). Do y’all remember that story  that went viral about the couple that put five $1 bills on the table and took a dollar away if the server disappointed them? Whether the…

A Simple Way to Renew Your Mind and Body (Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle but my love for their Mind & Body Collection is all my own.  As much as I love the plentiful options and choices of  the times we live in it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by so much information, so many tutorials, and such high standards. I mean,…

Brawny Reminds Women That #StrengthHasNoGender

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StrengthHasNoGender #CollectiveBias I am so excited to be teaming up with Brawny today to talk about strong women! They recently changed up their iconic branding (for a limited time) to showcase a strong woman on the front of the…

My Top Time Management Tips for Achieving Balance

This post includes affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands that support FBL. A lot of people ask me how I find the time to work a full-time outside the home career, manage my blog and social media accounts, and commit to my marriage in the way it seems I do. I know it sounds like a lot…

8 Ways to Achieve Work Life Balance

With what feels like at least 5 million things on our to-do lists every morning it’s hard to feel like you’re ever going to make progress on achieving that elusive work life balance. Living in Atlanta, my commute to work can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1-hour which is crazy considering that it’s less than 3 miles away.…

The Bible Verses that Guide my Intentional Life

A week ago or so I was lamenting over blogging statistics with my friend Christine from Simply Stine. I was sharing a bit about the growth I’ve seen recently, celebrating the goals I’d achieved, and whined about the goals I didn’t achieve. One of the things that left me feeling disheartened was the limited growth I…

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