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 […]

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

It’s hard to believe my little boy turned one yesterday. Oh, how time flies! He celebrated by walking all over the living room. He really gets excited like he can’t believe he’s doing it. We threw a party for him on Sunday with a country fair theme. I didn’t go all out like some of […]

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 […]

Cleaning Smelly Booster Seat Straps

Cleaning Smelly Booster Seat Straps

We are all a little under the weather with runny noses and such.  This morning, little man had a throw up incident as John was about to feed him breakfast.  He is fine now, but oh the smell that was coming from his chair!  You know, those little straps that soak up everything that has […]

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 […]

New Pretty Things

New Pretty Things

Everyone in the family has come down with a cold, except Camden who is going through some tough teething.  The kids had fevers the other day, and now John and I are sick.  So instead of the posts I had originally planned to share on homemade cleaning and beauty supplies to keep the budget down, […]