This has not been my favorite week.

Last Friday, we discovered that Zoe had head lice....more

Grandma’s Homemade Cinnamon (or Apricot) Sweet Rolls

Back in June, I posted a photo of some homemade cinnamon rolls on Instagram (I’m thefrugalgirl there if you want to follow me!), and many of you requested that I share the recipe. I’d only made the cinnamon version that day, though, and I wanted to wait until I made an apricot batch too so that I could show you both varieties. I’ve shared an overnight cinnamon roll recipe here before, but these rolls are free-form (the shaping method is quite different) and they bake on a sheet instead of in a 9×13 pan ....more

First of all, it’s KristEn.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. And secondly, I have never in my life had DISH tv, which makes it a little odd to ask me to come back. Interestingly enough, they haven’t just sent me one letter....more


So, I’d planned to finally share my grandma’s sweet roll recipe with you today. But I’m a little a lot behind on life after a sort of crazy weekend, so it’s gonna have to wait....more



17 years ago today…

…I married this guy. And since I’m fortunate enough to have a public spot to speak from, I’m interrupting our regularly-scheduled programming for a a random little (non-exhaustive) list of ways that he rocks. (I know that in writing this list, I risk making our marriage appear to be free of difficulties....more

A lot of people make turkey broth after Thanksgiving…

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. …but most people probably don’t wait until quite this long after Thanksgiving. The good news is, I think I have now used all the poultry bones that were hanging out in my freezer ....more

How to stop sundress strap slippage

Apologies to the gentlemen in my circle of readers: today’s post will be quite unhelpful for you. What’s strap slippage? Well, the straps of knit sundresses don’t usually pose a problem, but if you’ve ever owned a sundress made of woven fabric, you know that sometimes the non-stretchy straps do not want to stay on your shoulders ....more

Before it expires

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. I kind of appreciate that Groupons come with expiration dates, because they make me do things I might not otherwise find time for. I might think, “Oh, we should take the kids bowling sometime!” and never get around to it, but if I buy a Groupon for bowling, then my frugal nature forces me to use the Groupon before it expires ....more