My name is Kate, and my husband Mike and I are passionate about living with open hearts to the things that God is doing in us and through us! We are learning how to manage our money wisely, avoid debt, live simply, and embrace each season and circumstance we find ourselves in.
We believe that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” (Proverbs 9:10), and it is from that place that we begin to learn how to live well and manage our family’s health and wealth.
Our journey began in 2009 when we graduated college, moved, and got married. Then in June 2010 we welcomed our first baby, Olivia, to the family. In the midst of all of this we found ourselves sinking more and more into the bog of consumer debt, with credit card payments that always seemed to be getting out of hand and a student loan that began siphoning off a portion of our monthly income.
We were inspired by Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover, to try to take control of our spending and get out of debt. At the same time, we began learning more and more about how to live naturally and simply. Busting clutter and excess, getting back to the basics, and trying to live with open hands, hearts, and minds instead of just following the crowd.
We’ve found that it’s not always easy to live like this, but it has been so incredibly rich and fulfilling. Join us as we walk through life, share our stories, our struggles, and our successes!