Been Gone

Sorry I have been MIA. When my birthday month rolls around I go into full on vacation mode. And then I start eating all over town, and therefore I blog on my EATING blog. Anyways I am back. I will start working on a few posts here real soon. If you have followed along you […]

Losing the ‘Poo

UPDATE ::  Not all baking sodas are created equal. More info at the bottom. That’s right, I am no longer shampooing my hair.  I am sure you have heard about this since it seems to be all the rage. And I’m not gonna lie, I am LOVING it. I heard about this almost a year […]

Menu Plan for January 23-29

I am pretty proud of myself. I think this is the 3rd week in a row that I have had my menu plan. We are trying to keep our food budget as low as possible, so this is helping a ton. Weird week ahead. I will be gone for a long weekend, Friday – Monday […]

How To Cut Over $100 Out of Your Monthly Budget

Photo credit Need some extra cash? No time to get another job? Sounds like it’s time to give up a few things. Some are realistic, some aren’t. Even choosing one or two things could save you $100 a month. Let’s start with the basics Stop getting your coffee at the local coffee shop Stop eating […]

Do Your Towels Stink? Mine Don’t

Nearly 2 years ago I bought towels on clearance at Target. Here’ s part of the post here :: So now my rant for why I am willing to buy cheap towels.  My towels always end up stinking.  Before when I had a top load washer I would add vinegar to take out that sour […]

Menu Plan January 15-21

I am trying to keep up with my menu plans because:: 1. It gives me future ideas 2. We all know it saves money 3. You can think through how to buy a special ingredient and use it up before it’s spoils and has to be thrown out. For instance Basil or last week I […]

Benefits of Menu Planning

I had a friend ask on Facebook what people were serving for dinner on a regular basis. It’s a good question. You get stuck in a rut and you want to find out what others are doing, because their rut is different than your rut. And before you know it you have 5 new meals. […]

Menu Plan Monday November 14-19

It’s been a while since I have put up a menu plan, but the truth is I do them all the time. Even if you have no desire to coupon to save money, you can still save a ton of money by meal planning. I have ruined my family. I love to cook and the […]

It’s Time For “The Talk”

It’s that time of year again, so bringing back a post from last year. We are fully into November now and we are coming up on Christmas quicker than you can say “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” If you are one of those families that buys for everyone, why don’t you approach the […]

Entertaining on a Budget

I had the Homecoming Dinner at our house for my daughters group. I was able to serve a very elegant dinner for not a lot of money. It saved all the kids money not having to go out to eat, but it also gave the girls less time in those high heel shoes that they […]