Happy Independence Day! Love, Ty and Emily Grace


 Happy Birthday, America      Galatians 5:1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.  Psalm 119:45  I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.  Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord […]

Winner, Winner of a Chicken Dinner

Come November, I can tell you who won’t be meeting Dave Ramsey.   Me and Jason.   I wasn’t the big winner.  I walked away with a new book, movie tickets, baseball tickets and a gift certificate to The Kickin’ Chicken.  Not a bad haul.  I met a couple of local radio personalities and had […]

{it would be} Nice to Meet You, Mr. Ramsey

In our house, Dave Ramsey is a rock star. He has reached hero status. We read his books and listen to his radio show. The name of this blog, The Envelope Keeper, is based on his envelope system for budgeting and spending money. Jason and I work together to make our spending plan work, but […]

Here’s the post you’ve been waiting for…


Announcing….  Emily Grace  Burke                      Unger    Emily Grace was born via c-section at 10:03am on March 25, 2013.  She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces (Ty was 6lbs, 3oz)  and 19 ¾ inches long (Ty was 19 inches.)   Emily Grace’s birthday was the most peaceful day of my life.  I know this isn’t the word […]

What I’ll be doing in a few weeks….


 Tanger Taste & Style Experience with Curtis Stone 04/13/2013 to 04/14/2013Charleston Tanger Outlets invites you to join us at our Taste & Style experience April 13-14. Treat your senses to a weekend of the Season’s Best Fashion, Food & Fun!  Meet Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone on Saturday April 13, 1:00-3:00 PM! The Top Chef Masters wonder from […]

Three Exciting Things

Three exciting things are happening in my life today: 1)       I’m having a Baby! 2)       I’m guest posting over at Afterbelly as part of the Mamahood Project.  Please head over and check it out. 3)       I’m hosting a Tommy Nelson giveaway.  Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Easter Book Giveaway and Resurrection Rolls Recipe Featuring Chef Ty


When I first started my blog I felt like every good blog had to feature recipes and lovely how-to photos.  I even attempted a food post, but it was a failure and I soon discovered I am not a food blogger.  I’m not very good at following recipes.  I like to think I’m just too […]

Ty’s First Haircut


Monday was a big day for this mama.    My baby boy got his first hair cut.  We took him to the barber Jason has been going to since college.     Ty really only needed the “party” part of his mullet cut off because his hair is still pretty “business” in the front.   I’m so glad […]

Give Them Roots, Give Them Wings?


 I was looking through some old files and found an article I wrote last year just as I was getting some of myself back after Ty was born.  Now with baby number two scheduled for arrival in just over four weeks, I’m starting to feel the ground heavy on the soles of my shoes again… […]