August 29, 2016

Lower Your Grocery Budget by Tracking your Food Expenses

Mar9

Welcome! Come join us as we find beauty amidst the bedlam of everyday life. Inspiration and encouragement for meal time, finances, home life, DIY and more. If you’re new, you may like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via email […]

Morning Routines…What are Yours?

Mar8

When I was asked to share a little bit about my morning routines, my knee jerk reaction responded, “Why morning routines? Please, ask me about living on a budget, couponing or raising kids, but to share about my morning routines…AHH!” […]

Financial Update – Needs vs. Wants

Mar7

Last week, we celebrated the one year anniversary of our God Watch – a time of watching and waiting expectantly. One year of transition, one year of unemployment, one year of unknowns, and one year later…we have grown, changed, cried, […]

Eating from the Pantry, Freezer and Fridge

Mar6

Many of you joined me in January as I ate from our pantry, freezer and fridge for the Pantry Challenge. We successfully ate for $150 by using what we had on hand. Well, it wasn’t my intent, but the same […]

Designer Outfits -Frugal Fashionista Highlights

Mar5

There is nothing I love more than celebrating with my Frugal Fashionista friends. Embracing the beauty and style that can come for pennies on the dollar is what my Frugal Fashionista series is all about, and this sweet reader exhibits […]

Easy Buttermilk Pancakes from Scratch

Mar5

With five children, I need a pancake recipe that is easy on both the budget and my time. This perfect buttermilk pancake recipe from scratch meets both criteria and my kids love it. I can’t double, triple, quadruple the recipe […]

Breakfast in Bed, Birthday and Burgers

Mar4

What’s 3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 Days? Click below if you’re new to the series. Alert – Break in our normal programming… I admit, this is not a good time to have a birthday – smack dab at the beginning […]

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Mar3

Make Ahead Freezer Mashed Potatoes (To put in Fridge or Freezer) Mashed potatoes are one of the easiest comfort foods around. Since potatoes are literally my favorite food in the whole world, I typically mash ten pounds of potatoes ahead […]

Feeding a Large Family for $500 a Month

Mar2

I get so many questions on how I can possibly feed our family of seven (with three teen age boys) and still stay under $500/month. Well, it’s here! 31 days of sharing how meals work (and don’t work) in our […]

Easy Oatmeal with Diced Apples

Mar1

Easy Oatmeal with Diced Apples When trying to get away from eating all fifteen boxes of our stockpiled $0.50 cereal in one week, I realize that hot breakfasts need to be served 4-5 times a week to preserve. Since we […]