Hello! Welcome to my little spot on the internet.
I’m Ali, a Missourian (by way of Chicago) who loves to indulge in the cultural experiences that make life rich—especially when I’m doing so on a budget.
I’m passionate about navigating the balance of modern womanhood: balancing a life of style with one that’s debt-free; balancing late nights in the office with weekends spent traveling; balancing my independence as a strong-willed woman with my new role as a wife.
I’m always searching for ways to be the best version of myself, whether that’s improving my look, my bank account, or my brain. I’m just as interested in the latest must-have beauty product as I am in the best retirement savings accounts. I love to learn about health and wellness, but I’ve never met a hot dog I didn’t like (or let’s be real, love). I’m a proud feminist but also a devoted Real Housewives viewer. I love to discuss these interests with other women and gain new tips while also sharing what I’ve learned along the way.
I’m here to document my life and interests, from budget-friendly fashion finds to DIY wedding planning to tips for getting out of debt to the journey of maintaining a happy relationship. Along the way I may share some of my favorite products, photos, tips and tricks—but I’m no lifestyle expert and will never claim to be. I’m just a real woman, trying to navigate womanhood as a newly married twentysomething.
Thanks for stopping by.
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