November 29, 2015

Grocery Shopping on a Budget


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Lower Your Grocery Budget by Tracking your Food Expenses


If there’s one way to begin decreasing your grocery budget, as well as being accountable to some kind of meal plan, it’s by agreeing to blog about your kitchen activity nearly every day for an entire month. (See below for […]

Morning Routines…What are Yours?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

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