Melt In Your Mouth Brownies From Scratch

There is nothing I love more than brownies. In fact, I can eat an entire batch myself in an evening, just ask my kids! Seriously though, I do love brownies, and I love Betty Crocker the best. Imagine my delight when I found a recipe that tastes just like them. Now I can still have brownies the way I … [Read more...]

Recipe: Instant Oatmeal Packets

Homemade oatmeal packets are so easy, and they are amazingly frugal, too! Here is everything you need to know. (this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you) The ready made oatmeal packets are so pricey, but they are so … [Read more...]

Meal Planning 101 (Part Two)

If you missed Meal Planning 101 Part One, you can read that by clicking right here on Meal Planning 101 Part One. Then come back and finish here! (this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you) 5. When making my menu plan I … [Read more...]

Recipe: Puffed Pancake

One of the easiest ways to stretch your family dollar is by making a hearty and homemade breakfast in the morning, and this puffed pancake is a great option. It is so much cheaper and healthier than cereal, and it is usually heartier, too, which means that their first meal lasts them longer. Somehow … [Read more...]

Recipe: Pancake and Waffle Mix

Have you ever tried your hand at making your own pancake and waffle mix from scratch? It's not hard, and in most cases you probably have everything you need on hand to make this recipe. Making many convenient mixes from scratch is a great tip for being frugal.  Since we had pancakes for breakfast … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Fabric Softener

I have been making my own fabric softener for quite some time, and I played around with several different recipes until I finally came up with the combination that worked best for me. I love the various scents you can use, and you really can use various essential oils depending on what you … [Read more...]

Free eBooks!

What an awesome day for free eBooks! Apparently I have cleaning and organizing on my brain. Maybe you do, too! Even if you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has reading apps that allow you to read kindle books on any device whether computer, tablet, or phone! Prices do change on Amazon, but as of right … [Read more...]

Free ebooks!

Even if you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has reading apps that allow you to read kindle books on any device whether computer, tablet, or phone! Prices do change on Amazon, but as of right now these are free! Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart, Book 1) The Centurion's Wife (Acts of … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

I will admit that I am a sucker for cookies, well, for sweets in general if I am being honest. With so many mouths to feed, we save a ton of money by baking our sweets on our own rather than buying them. This means that I am always looking for new recipes. Pinterest is a wealth of information for … [Read more...]

Free eBooks!

Even if you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has reading apps that allow you to read kindle books on any device whether computer, tablet, or phone! Prices do change on Amazon, but as of right now these are free! 5 Steps To Improve Your Morning Flow: New Habits for Effortless Productivity (Go … [Read more...]

Free Ebooks!

925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire: So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World by Thorpe, Devin D. (2012) Paperback Pinch Like You Mean It! 101 Ways to Spend Less Money Now Microwave Meals Like a Chef: 50 Quick and Tasty Recipes That you Didn't Know … [Read more...]

Free ebooks!

  Even if you don’t own a Kindle, Amazon has reading apps that allow you to read kindle books on any device whether computer, tablet, or phone!  Prices do change on Amazon, but as of right now these are free.   How To Get Motivated To Clean, Spring Cleaning … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 4/12

Need help making your own menu plan? Read here and here for how I make mine.  Many of these recipes I find while on Pinterest, you can follow me on Pinterest here if you wish - I've got lots of treasures there. Breakfasts: Monday:  ham and cheese breakfast enchiladas Tuesday:  ooey-gooey … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan 3/29

Breakfasts: Monday:  frozen waffles, smoothie Tuesday:  eggs, toast Wednesday:  cereal Thursday:  oatmeal, toast Friday:  pancakes, eggs Saturday:  puffed pancake, smoothie Sunday:  cereal   Lunches: Monday:  bagel pizzas, salad Tuesday:  sandwiches, … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday!

We have a birthday in our family today.  Birthdays are special days, and the way we spend them has changed through the years as the family has grown and needs have changed.  However, birthdays are always special days. When we had just three little kids who were all fairly close in age, we usually … [Read more...]