Weekly Recap – June 22, 2014

Weekly Recap – June 22, 2014

We are starting to get back to normal in our house again after recovering from our vacation.  I started a new theme with the kids this week that they are super excited about – pirates!  With summer weather coming in, I’ve been on a salad kick almost every day for lunch or dinner or both. […]

Weekly Recap – May 24, 2014

Weekly Recap – May 24, 2014

So this week has been a little off our somewhat “regular” routine.  We have had lots of friends over, had some fun outings and watched the Lego Movie about 4 times already.  It was a generally fun week, and now I’m catching up on laundry in preparation for our upcoming vacation to Florida.  I’m so […]

Weekly Recap – May 17, 2014

Weekly Recap – May 17, 2014

Mother’s Day was a blast this year.  Arabella picked out these beautiful flowers for me and a cute card that John said she deliberated over for a while. Arabella sang “Happy Mother’s Day to You” to the tune of “Happy Birthday” which was pretty amazing.  Camden attempted to join in the song too.  Heart melted! […]

Weekly Recap – May 10, 2014

Weekly Recap – May 10, 2014

This week has been a little crazy because Camden is cutting his canine teeth and has been pretty miserable.  I am so ready for him to be done as well, so we can all sleep through the night again.  My children thrive on sleep, so when they don’t get it they are a little cranky. […]

Weekly Recap – May 2, 2014

Weekly Recap – May 2, 2014

I am going to start doing a weekly recap to keep track of our learning endeavors, meal plans and any other activities we do on a regular basis.  I thought it would be a good record for me and an encouragement to other moms as well.  I will include links to recipes and to learning […]

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 […]