I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.” While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more…… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget
My kids love play dough. In fact we have entire tote of toys devoted to play dough. They can play with it for hours. The stuff dries out and we forget to buy more, so when they want it we never have it. I am sure you have seen the dried up play dough…… Continue reading Simple and frugal homemade play dough
Eating healthy on a budget? Is that even possible? YES! Healthy food can be expensive. Therefore, it can be difficult to eat well when you’re on a tight budget. However, there are many ways to save money and still eat whole, single-ingredient foods. Take a look at some of these powerhouse super foods packed with…… Continue reading Eating healthy on a budget!
Once upon on a time there was a girl who graduated college and was excited to begin her future. With stars in her eyes and a wedding ring on her left hand, she landed her first teaching job and bought her first home with her new husband. The new husband was a design engineer and…… Continue reading Credit score, I don’t need no stinking credit score!
Dinner had been done and the kitchen was cleaned hours ago, when my husband mentioned that he needed more food for his snack day tomorrow at the office. In the corporate office where my husband works the guys are on snack rotation every Friday. Tomorrow happens to be his. He had already made jalapeno roll-ups…… Continue reading Frugal Thursday ramblings
Soups and stews are a great way top use up leftovers, get your veggies, and stay within a budget. We have been on a huge soup kick here at my house. Cheesy potato soup, chili, and tortilla soup have been in my crock pot lately. I can make a 5 qt. crock pot of soup…… Continue reading Some frugal tips for your Monday
1 hour. One five year old and her mama. Sun is shining. Baby is napping Boiled eggs, Spanish rice, mango cookies, taco meat. There were no distractions as my five year old and I went to work in the kitchen getting some meal prep done. The boiled eggs will be for lunches and snacks…… Continue reading Meal prep
This morning slipped away from me and before I knew it was lunch time. My two little girls had tart cherry smoothies, whole wheat bread, a plain salad (we’re dealing with picky eaters), blueberry breakfast bar, and sliced apples. Simple, cost effective and took less than ten minutes to prepare. If you are looking…… Continue reading Frugal Monday munchies
I keep scraps of paper for writing shopping lists, chore lists, or little notes for my children’s lunches. Envelopes that come in the mail and my kids school work after its been returned are two examples of where I get my scrap paper. I have a friend and she gives me a pile of…… Continue reading Random frugal tips
Cold. Snowy. This scene is in my backyard, except we have four more more feet of snow covering the ground. There is something about snow. It is so clean and crisp. It reminds me of a blank sheet of paper begging to be written on. I love the dawn of each new day for its…… Continue reading New beginnings