I know that there is no way to stop spending money completely. As much as we all wish we could save everything we make, we have to spend money to live. Below are a few of my favorite ways of making sure that at least some of my paycheck is going into savings: Stop doing four […]
I hate throwing food out, it feels like I failed at buying groceries and I can practically hear my budget crying at the waste. While I love to experiment with food, I don’t have a very good sense of what ingredients mesh well, so after a few disastrous meals where I had to throw out my failed […]
It is extremely annoying to be making a menu plan, go to the pantry and find out I am out of all the basics. It throws my budget out of whack. Then I go grocery shopping for the ingredients and find that the store wants me to pay a dollar and fifty cents for a can of Cream of Mushroom soup when I saw it […]
I loved hearing my sister boast about her latest coupon-ing excursion, how she only spent $5 on a $50 shopping trip. I was always jealous of her skill, until I asked her to help me start coupon-ing myself. I was astounded by the amount of time that was spent researching deals and comparing them to […]
I pack lunches each day rather than eat out. If I added it up, I would spend over $40 a week if I ate out every day. I only spend $20 for a week’s worth of groceries. The problem is that I get to the point where I don’t really want to eat at lunch-time because […]
With only three ingredients these are a quick and fun breakfast or snack idea. My three year old loves to help me roll them up and place them on the cookie sheet (while stealing strawberries of course). They are delicious and the fresh fruit at least gives them the appearance of being healthy too!
This dish always reminds me of my mother, she would cook this for us after a long day playing outside when it was cold. It is now one of my family’s favorites, my three year old loves to help me put the chopped vegetables in a bowl and mix the dumpling dough. The dumplings are […]
I love my house, mixed in with the seemingly endless amount of toys underfoot, I decorate with fun and eclectic pieces that do not go together in any way. The nice thing is that I did not pay a lot of money for anything in our house, I am a firm believer in never buying new (with very few exceptions). I […]
This recipe is one of my family’s favorites, it makes dinner for the three of us and two days worth of leftovers for me to take to work for lunch. I love it because it is a one dish meal and is so quick and easy to whip up when you need a good homemade meal after a long day.
You have all seen the current trend of thrift shopping, buying old fashioned clothes or re-making them into something fun. It’s not so fun for the people who have no other choice. But on the bright side, I have been hip for a long time! I was all about thrift shopping and capsule wardrobes before […]