Mommy Style in the Snow

Mommy Style in the Snow

I’ve been wanting to start a “makeshift closet” section for a while.  I even added it into my drop downs a while ago, and it’s been sitting empty until now.  I want to be able to share how I come up with cute and trendy outfits while remaining on a budget.  I also am fighting […]

Living Frugal as a Lifestyle – Part 2

Living Frugal as a Lifestyle – Part 2

In my last musing on living frugal, I mostly gave you the heart behind what I do at The Makeshift Nest.  This time, I am going to give you more detailed information about where I learned how to trim my budget.  I am not getting paid to promote these sites or services in any way. […]

Living Frugal as a Lifestyle (part 1)

Living Frugal as a Lifestyle (part 1)

As I write this, I’m realizing that frugality comes naturally to me. I’m naturally a saver. I once found sixty dollars in cash in an old birthday card while cleaning out a drawer of my room. I am pretty sure it had been there for years. I say all of this because it doesn’t come […]

What’s In My Freezer?

What’s In My Freezer?

I thought I’d give you a peek into my freezer. This may be a little terrifying for you. Mine does not look like those beautifully arranged freezers that you see all over Pinterest. I have high hopes of mine looking like that one, but for right now, I am lucky to get meals put in […]

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – Part 2 – Build a Meal

What I mean by “build a meal” is cooking and preparing things ahead of time that will help you to build a meal later.  In my last post on “How I Cook to Fit Our Budget – The Basics,” I discussed how I meal plan and make things from scratch.  I’m going to break it […]

Weekly Meal Plan – May 26-June 1

Weekly Meal Plan – May 26-June 1

I’ve had to start pushing back Camden’s bedtime, so it’s thrown a wrench in my cooking plans. Keeping him entertained during the evening takes all my cooking time until he goes to bed at 7pm. With John’s crazy schedule, that means he’s not home most nights until after one or both of the kids bedtimes. […]

Weekly Meal Plan – May 19-25

Weekly Meal Plan – May 19-25

Camden just started finger foods. Here is one of his first experiences with peas.   After a few tries, he liked them.       Yay for peas!       Here is the meal plan for the week:   Sunday – Crab Rangoon (from the freezer) and Ramen Noodles Monday – Broccoli Cheese Quiche […]

Budget Beauty – Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

Budget Beauty – Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

My favorite eye make-up remover was by Mary Kay.  It’s not oily, doesn’t sting when it gets in your eyes and comes off easily.  At some point my financial situation changed, and in an effort to save some money, I started using Neutrogena’s eye make-up remover.  It is very similar to the Mary Kay product […]

Weekly Meal Plan – May 12-18

Weekly Meal Plan – May 12-18

We are still getting over being sick, so I’m planning a super easy and flexible meal plan this week. Sunday – Take-out Sushi for Mother’s Day Monday – Blueberry Pancakes Tuesday – French Onion Soup One of the recipes my friend Jamie introduced me too is a really simple French Dip Sandwich using the crock […]

Weekly Meal Plan – May 5-11

Weekly Meal Plan – May 5-11

Sunday – Southwest Salad I had some roasted chicken, black beans, corn and red peppers in the freezer, so I thought I would make a salad with it. I seasoned it all with homemade fajita seasoning and some lime juice. I chopped up a beautiful tomato my father-in-law gave me from the farmer’s market in […]