The App That Helps Me Save Without Thinking | Save Money with Digit

Last week, I stumbled upon a fantastic app that has already got me singing its praises! Over the last few years, I’ve learned the true value of saving money. In the past, we’ve always just transferred money over each month to a separate bank account. Two years ago, we opened accounts with Capitol One 360, which allows us to start new savings accounts for different purposes, without all of the hassel we would have to go through at a bank.I absolutely love how easy it is to transfer money over to our Capitol One accounts and start a new account when we have something we’re saving for. Plus their interest rates are phenomenal! The only thing I wish that account could do, is sneakily transfer money over to it each week. This way, we would be saving without really feeling the weight of a big transfer!

Save Money

Enter Digit.

Digit is a user-friendly app that makes saving super easy. All you do is link your bank account (it is totally secure, no worries there), and then it will transfer over random amounts at different points during the week. They actually calculate how much to transfer based on your spending history, so that your savings is maximized based on your money habits and account balances. Digit sends you a text every morning with your account balance, and will transfer the money back to your account whenever you ask them to. And, all of this is totally free! Here’s a quick summary.

I have been super impressed with Digit so far, and highly recommend you give it a try! There is something so exiting about seeing that savings account balance increase, ya’ll!

Sign up here and happy saving peeps!

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Burn Fat and Curb those Sugar Cravings | Burn Fat

You know those people who can eat whatever they want and still look like they stepped off the pages of a fitness magazine? While you may have coveted their metabolism, what you should be chasing after is their gut bacteria.

Yep, that’s right. You want their gut bacteria!

Our guts are full of different types of bacteria. While you’ve probably always assumed bacteria is a bad thing, there are actually several kinds of bacteria that are good for us. These types of good bacteria help our bodies draw out fewer calories from the foods we eat and draw in more of the nutrients our bodies need. In addition, a gut filled with the right types of bacteria can up our satiety after a meal, and can improve our insulin response to various foods, helping fight those pesky sugar cravings.

Adding the right types of prebiotics and probiotics into your diet can help bring you back into balance and aid in your weight loss quest. In addition, balancing out your gut will help you to feel better, fight off sickness and live your life full of energy.

The Best Probiotics

I’ve been a firm believer in probiotics for several years. I have tried to plug them into my diet with various yogurts and over the counter pills. Over time, I’ve found that while the yogurt has been a great addition to my smoothies and a satiating snack, the pills have often fallen short. Which is why I have switched to Silver Fern Brand’s Wai Drink Mixes.


Probiotics found in pill form, are digested into one part of your gut, and then disperse to other parts. Typically the active bacteria don’t live long enough to make it through that process. If they do stay alive, they usually don’t survive long enough to help you convert your food into useful nutrients.

The probiotics found in Silver Fern’s Wai drink mixes are delivered to your body in liquid form, and coat the inside of your intestines (think Pepto Bismol commercial), which means they make it where they need to be, and are fully active when they get there. Wai drink mixes contain 5 million CFU’s of Bacillus Subtilis HU58 and Bacillus Coagulans. These two bacterias survive the digestion process unlike the probiotics found in most stores. Once there, they reduce gas build up, support metabolic restoration ( your body take in fewer calories and draw out the nutrients it needs), produce antibiotics that help fight against bad bacteria, help your body burn fat, and decrease bloating. These drink mixes give your body a little extra armor in its fight against fat, and help you stay healthy and feeling full.

Wai Packet

I have shared a bit about Wai Drink Mixes before, but just in case you missed it, here are a few things you need to know:

  • One box contains 6 packets. There are 6 different flavors to choose from!
  • They are super simple to use. Just throw a packet into a bottle of water, shake and drink up.
  • They taste great.

The best time to use these mixes is with a meal. I typically start a bottle with my meals and then drink some throughout the day. This helps me stay hydrated, and the fiber in the mixes keeps me feeling full.

Silver Fern has several other products that will help you keep your gut in check, including my favorite, their Paka Protein Pancake Mix (click there for 15% off!).

Whether you are new to eating clean and exercising or have been around that block a few times, adding in an effective probiotic can only accelerate your journey towards healthy living.  Probiotics like the ones found in Silver Fern Brand’s Wai drink mixes, will enhance your weight loss results and keep you feeling great. I have been drinking them for about a month now and really have come to rely on them. I highly recommend you give em’ a try!


Are you a busy woman juggling faith, work, home and family?

I am too.

Sometimes women like us can get so focused on helping others that we forget to take some time for ourselves. We don’t set aside time to spend with God, and  workouts fall to the wayside. I get it. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have another minute in my day to spare. But, if we don’t take our spiritual and physical health seriously, we won’t be able to work, serve and love well. We will end up a hot mess of frustration and anxiety.

I hear ya’ sister…that struggle is real, and I feel it every day!

That’s why I am committed to helping women like you refocus their faith and get back in shape. Because when we are planted in God’s Word, and feeling healthy and confident, you can go out and do all of those things God calls us to do.

Sign up below and get my 3 Day Faith and Fitness Quick Start Guide for Busy Women. In it you will find 3 days of Bible study (looking at a different Psalm each day), and 3 quick, effective and simple workouts for you to do at home! This guide is totally FREE and will take you less than 30 minutes to go through each day!

 Sign up here, to snag yours!


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Free Online Bible Study Group

Studying God’s Word might seem like a challenging spiritual discipline, set apart for bible teachers and preachers. But it isn’t. And while it can certainly be difficult at times, it is something we are all able to do, with a few simple skills, and a whole lot of practice.

You don’t have to be a scholar or a married to a preacher to really know God’s Word. What you do need is commitment to spend some time in the Word, a simple study method to use during your time in the Word, and a community to keep you accountable and help sharpen you after your time in the Word.

  • Maybe you’ve tried to study God’s Word on  your own before only to quit a few days in because you were overwhelmed and frustrated.
  • Maybe you love studying God’s Word, but haven’t found community with others who share that same passion.
  • Maybe you have never tried to go any further than a quick devotional reading each morning, but know that there is so much more of God to be found on the pages of scripture.

If that’s you, know that you are not alone.

I haven’t always known how to study God’s Word. And, even after I learned how to, I haven’t always been able to sustain the motivation to keep going.


I found myself surrounded by other women who wanted to dig deep into scripture with me. That kind of accountability, paired with a few Bible study skills helped me to grow in both scriptural knowledge, and obedience to what God was showing me through my Bible study times.

Ya’ll, I believe that if we could catch even the slightest glimpse of God’s character through the pages of scripture, we would find obedience far easier than we ever dreamed it would be, and our hearts would be filled with the deep affection for the God who authored every word on those pages.

Which is why I am starting a free Bible study this fall. I want to help encourage you in your faith by giving you some tools to study God’s Word. I also want to surround you with other women who have the same hunger and desire, so that you are continually spurred on in your pursuit of Christ.

Want to join me? Here’s what you need to know:

  • The group will start on September 5th, 2016
  • We will be using Katie Orr’s Everyday Peace (4 week study, 15 minutes per day)
  • You will be in a FB group alongside other women who want to grow in their faith through their own Bible study.
  • There will be weekly discussions through our FB group, and I will post videos each week, going over the study material.

Amazon will be shipping books out by the end of August. If you pre-order a copy before July 30th, you get some awesome freebies (pictured below) along with your order.


Free Scripture Prints


Free Greek/Hebrew Word Study Worksheet


Free Inductive Bible Study eClass



Purchasing your Bible study is the only cost for joining my group!

Order Your Study Here

Once you’ve ordered your book, you can claim your freebies by filling out this form!

Then, just sign up here for my group. Once it gets closer to the start date, I will send out details on how the group will run, and include the link to our new FB group!

If you want to grow deeper through more intentional time in God’s Word, in community with other women, for FREE, this is group is for you!

  1. Grab your study here.
  2. Snag your freebies here (only good until July 30th).
  3. Sign up for my group here.
  4. Tell your friends to join along with you!

You can build a sustainable Bible study habit. Growth, knowledge of the Word and intimacy with God are not for the super spiritual. They are for everyday believers like us. Which is why I love Katie’s studies. She takes us to the Word, teaches us how to mine for truth, and God through the Holy Spirit teaches, convicts and encourages our hearts, as He reveals His character to us.

Can’t wait to dig in with you all!

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Why Cleaning Isn’t So Bad | Free Caldrea Cleaners

So, I have a confession.

While we were living in Bangkok, I had a maid. A full time, live-in, clean EVERYTHING, cook everything, ah-mazing maid. I won’t go into the whole story, but when we agreed to rent our friend’s house while they were gone for a year in order to save money, they asked us to keep their maid, so she would have a job until they returned. I totally did a happy dance fought tooth and nail, insisting we didn’t need a maid, but signed that contract as fast as I could gave in because we were still saving money. The bliss of having a full time helper is not something I can clearly communicate in writing. It’s better than you can imagine. I promise.

Then, I moved back to the States. And now, I am the maid. And much to my chagrin, I am still just as OCD as I was before I left. So, I clean. A lot.

Which is why I am so thankful to be back in the land of the free and the home of the scented dish soap.

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Being back, I have quickly come to rely on Grove Collaborative to make my kitchen look warm and welcoming (and make me look like Martha Stewart) with minimal effort. This month, Grove has put together a beautiful Caldrea summer entertaining set for you — a FREE gift with purchase. These dish soaps and countertop cleaners from Caldrea are amazing. Where else can you find hard­working, healthy cleaners that smell like fine fragrances? And ya’ll, I am all about the smell. So, when I say they smell amazing, I mean it. Plus, they look incredibly chic on your countertop.

Each scent is made with the best natural ingredients and light essential oils. The pear blossom agave scent is my personal favorite — it smells like summer in bloom! When you order, you can also choose the sea salt neroli, tangelo palm frond, or ginger pomelo scents. The set also includes this Grove Collaborative Be Good dish brush, made of earth-friendly bamboo and BPA ­free recycled plastic. It’s too pretty to store under the sink, so I keep mine right up there with my fancy soap!

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If you’re new to Grove Collaborative, you’ll get this set FREE + free shipping when you order here and spend $20. If you’re already hooked on Grove, you’ll get a free Grove Collaborative Be Good dish brush when you use this link.

I can’t wait to order some Caldrea hand soaps. They are the only ones I love more than Mrs. Meyer’s, so I plan on adding a couple to my next two Grove shipments. That’s the best part of shopping with Grove: I never have to worry about running out to buy paper towels before a party, because Grove helps me stay stocked up on high ­quality supplies. I simply choose my favorite products, schedule my shipment, and Grove delivers everything right to my door (carbon offset). It’s effortless, and unbelievably affordable.

Want to get your Caldrea set and see for yourself why I love Grove? Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative HERE and you will receive the Caldrea offer for FREE!

2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your products — this takes under 30 seconds!

3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.

4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.

5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

Don’t forget this special offer is only available until July 24 or while supplies last. Bonus savings tip: Don’t forget to sign up for Grove Collaborative’s free 60 day VIP trial after you complete your first order! I love being a VIP. It saves me time and makes shopping with Grove even more affordable. For 60 days, you can save too, with free gifts and shipping, price matching, exclusive sales, and personal service.

Whatcha’ waiting for? Get yo’ free stuff people!

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In Family

Our Newest Family Member

I have never liked dogs. In fact, that’s putting it nicely. For most of my life, I have suffered with watery eyes, sneezing, and asthma attacks around most of them.

And then we watched our friend’s dog for the year while they were on furlough from their ministry in Bangkok.

And Bella made me fall in love.


My allergies were not that bad with Bella, (keeping the house super clean helped, as did some occasional allergy meds and a few oils). And, although she was absolutely crazy, hyper and at times a bit annoying, she was so sweet that I could not help but move down the spectrum from hate to love.

When we left Bangkok, I cried saying good-bye to her.

Fast forward to Nashville. One thing Maya begged for moving back to the U.S.,  was a puppy. She wanted a dog, that we had trained and had from a young age. At first I said no. Repeatedly. But then realized that a puppy might be exactly what we needed to ease into this transition well. And seeing how quickly Bella became part of our family in Bangkok, I knew that long-term this would be a great thing for us. So, we began looking for a puppy a couple of weeks ago, and realized just how hard it can be to adopt a dog.  There are applications and references and fees and a whole bunch of people who seem just a bit too protective, or who just never call back. Add to that the fact that we had some specific requirements, and it ended up taking much longer than we thought. Who in the world knew that struggle would be so dang real?!?!?

But then we found her. The sweetest thing in the world. For real. I’m sure she would win a prize for cuteness because…


This little lady came from a litter of feisty black and white pups. She is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix and was the only ginger in the crew-just like her momma. So, naturally, her foster family called her Scarlett. When we went to pick her up, she was sleeping with her siblings. Once she shook that sleep from her eyes, she rolled around wrestling with one of her brothers-handled herself quite nicely if you ask me- who was also being adopted. She fell asleep in Layla’s lap on the ride home, and has been soaking up every minute of attention that we all can’t wait to give her.

She made it her first night with no accidents, and is enjoying the explorations of her new home, and the wild outdoors, aka, our backyard.

We thought about what to name her and decided to go with Bella, who deserves a namesake for being the one that inspired it all. Don’t worry, I won’t name every dog we ever get Bella. I promise. One of my friends already vetoed that. And, if you want to get real official, her name is actually Bella-Scarlett. I mean, we live in the south, so figured a double name only made sense!

And me? No sneezing, no watery eyes, and no asthma attacks. Thankfully, my allergies have been great! Rest assured I will be vacuuming every night to be sure they stay that way. But if you know me, you know that I didn’t need a puppy to get me vacuuming. I love me some vacuumed carpet ya’ll!

We are so thankful to have this little lady home with us. She is the perfect fit for our family; calm with little spunk and totally sassy!


Maya, Esteban, Bella Scarlett, Danielle, Layla

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