Welcome to Five Senses Of Living!

Hey there! I’m Jill, your go-to guide for all things money, holidays, and gift-giving. I’ve combined my love for finance, festive celebrations, and the joy of gifting to create this lively blog where we can share, learn, and have fun together.

As a self-proclaimed holiday aficionado, I’m always on the hunt for creative gift ideas and wallet-friendly solutions. My goal is to help you celebrate life’s special moments with style and savings, without breaking the bank.

So, let’s embark on this exciting journey together, as we unlock the secrets to savvy spending, embrace the magic of the holidays, and become gifting connoisseurs. Ready to dive in? Let’s make the most of every celebration!

Believe it or not I created this site for you! Yes people like yourself who are working towards taking charge of their finances so that they can live the best life possible. That’s what life is all about right?

If you’re in a place where you feel stuck due to your finances or in a job thats bogging you down; don’t you worry you are in the right place to get the help you need.

We, yes WE are going to work through this together.

I help people just like you find the motivation they need to take control of their money, find their happiness, and reach new levels of success.

It ‘s not as hard as you may think it is. With some commitment and time, you’ll learn everything you need to know to budget, save, and make the money you want to live the life you desire.

I can’t wait to help you conquer your debt once and for all so you can do whatever you want and be financially comfortable.

Debt, saving money, and knowing how to invest in your future can be overwhelming and knowing where to start is even more so.

Here at Five Senses of Living you’ll learn how to begin your journey to living with more freedom along with the encouragement or “nudge” you need to get you there.

I want to show you that living your life while setting yourself up financially is completely doable.

This website is for people at all stages of the path to being financially free.

What’s in This For You?

My goal is simple.

I teach people how to pay off debt and gain financial freedom by helping them realize that money doesn’t control you – you control your money.

If you’re looking for tools, advice, or just a sista like figure who knows a lot about all the financial lingo (we never learned in school).

…..IRA’s, taxes, investing, buying your first home, paying off debt and budgeting you are in good hands.

A few of my favorite money mantras:


So who is the woman behind Five Senses of Living?

I’m a 30-something Idahoan who was born In Portland Oregon spent time in Seattle for college and am now back in the beautiful mountains of Idaho.

I’ve been married to my fun, adventurous, and loving husband for (going on) 13 years.

I started blogging as an outlet…a way to compile my thoughts and I quickly realized that I love learning all things finance, and I have a strong desire to help others.

And when I’m not writing or at my full time job, I can be found traveling anywhere and everywhere.

Mountain biking in the summer, skiing in the winter, taking impromptu road trips in our converted camper van or eating sushi and Thai food.

Oh! And if you are wondering I’ll take a good brewery beer over a cocktail or glass of wine any day!

If You’re Dying to Know More, Here Are 5 Things You Don’t Know About Me:

  • I have completed 2 Full Ironmans – My husband and I finished our first one together- Yet he had to beat me by 1 second.
  • I have two black dogs -(black hair specifically) because of the black interior in my car– Who wants white dog hair on a black upholstered car?
  • I ABSOLUTELY love travel
  • I can’t sit still to watch TV or a Movie
  • I can’t operate until I have my first cup of coffee

Trying to Get in Touch With Me?

Shoot me an email: [email protected]