About Me

Hi, I am Anita…

I’m a lifestyle author, blogger, and Christian mother.


I am a Stay-at-Home Mom to my two darling and fun children,


Although our family is far from being super wealthy, we do live what we feel is a truly rich life. By being smart with our income we can travel (on the cheap), do fun things, help others who are in true need, and have the material goods that make life comfortable.

Living like we do has allowed us to enjoy the richness that life has to offer…

We all want to keep and grow our hard earned money AND enjoy a great lifestyle. This blog will be centered on material and non-material riches. As you can see from the navigation bar at the top, I will be covering living like you are rich from multiple perspectives.

  • Couponing, living frugally, and getting more for less.
  • Decorating on a budget.
  • Non-material riches (pregnancy, motherhood, etc.)
  • Financial Do’s and Don’ts.
  • How to make extra money.
  • Gourmet recipes,
  • Blended family tips,
  • and other Living Like You Are Rich tips.

I also co-wrote the book endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, “Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Secure Financial Foundation for You and Your Children,” which covers many of these topics more in-depth as well.

I/LiveLikeYouAreRich have been featured on the following sites, national publications, and magazines: Rachael Ray Magazine, Woman's Day Magazine, Parents.com, Yahoo!Finance .com, BuzzFeed.com, BabyCenter.com, Bankrate.com HuffpostLiving.com, Dr. Laura Radio Show, KSL.com, Familyshare.com, TheHomesteadSurvival.com, Bankrate.com, and more! 

I would love for you to subscribe to get 3 free financial tools and a free weekly newsletter. The subscribe button is located on the lefthand side bar on desktop and along the bottom of the page on mobile devices.

I would love for you to subscribe to get 3 free financial tools and a free weekly newsletter. The subscribe button is located on the lefthand side bar on desktop and along the bottom of the page on mobile devices.

More about me…


In my late teens and early twenties I would snowboard Monday through Saturday. I entered some snowboarding competitions and even won a couple. During the day I was on the slopes and during the evening I was on my feet working as a waitress at fine-dining restaurants (hence my love for gourmet food). I also attended and received my Bachelor’s of Science degree during this time. After injuring my knees, I was forced to spend less time on the slopes. I became an office manager of a financial company and really found that financial literacy is a passion of mine. I also have always loved decorating, cooking, couponing, fashion, and thrift shopping.

A few years after marrying my ex-husband, we were blessed with the cutest little hash-brown (1/2 Navajo, 1/2 Caucasian) son, Denali—named after the National Park and mountain. He is energetic, happy and determined.


He is now a crazy-cute endlessly energetic five year old.


Two years later I had our baby girl. We named her Aurora after the northern lights and the meaning of the ‘dawn’. She is a very gentle and cuddly baby who always loves to be held.


She is now three and one of the sweetest little girls.


I come from a long line of entrepreneurs and successful money-managers. As a result, I have been taught the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of finances. I also worked as the manager to a financial company and studied, read, and implemented many financial principles. I like to write about much of what I’ve learned about money on this blog.

I am now a stay-at-home mom (my favorite role), homemaker, author, and entrepreneur.

Rewinding the timeline of my life even further…


In 2006-2007 I served a mission in Northwest Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I spoke German fluently and learned firsthand of the pain this country and people have gone through during and since WWII. I met many people who were alive during Nazi Germany and they told stories that were depressing and bleak. Yet, some expressed how they found hope and happiness after these tough times and despite being poor, they led a rich life. I learned while in Germany and also in my own personal life, that happiness and a rich life is not all materially or money based.

True happiness/richness in life is determined by a variety of factors. Some factors are material but most are not. I like to write about a variety of 'riches' on my blog.

Stay awhile, please subscribe, and feel free to contact me anytime via email or social media.


Many people have asked about my faith. Here is a link if you are interested. You can also email me if you have any questions at all.