20 Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities

Woo Hoo! Summer is here. Three glorious months of sunny skies, warm weather and family time ....more

Fun & Budget-Friendly Summer Activities in Central PA

I’ve teamed up with over 50 bloggers from across the United States to put together this list of budget-friendly staycation and travel ideas from different parts of the country. I’m sharing ideas for Central PA, and the rest of the list is at the bottom of this post. I am a life long resident of the great...more

Strawberry Mango Dessert Topping

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own. Turkey Hill Dairy is practically in my back yard and we have been eating their ice cream and drinking their teas for years ....more

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 05.08.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. We are heading into the best time of year for produce ....more

Nail Polish Marbled Flower Pots – a kid-friendly craft

These Nail Polish Marbled Flower Pots are a super cute craft that your kids can create (with your help) to give as gifts for Mother’s Day, other holidays or teachers. My daughters’ Girl Scout troop decorated these flower pots and I just had to share because they turned out so well and my girls had fun making them. At first, I was...more

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 05.01.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. This week, I made one of my favorite Cook Once, Eat Twice meals: Roasted Pork Tenderloin ....more

Choose Thrift First – April Meeting

In 2015 I’m challenging myself to rethink purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. We have some hefty financial goals this year and this is just one more way for me to squeeze more from our budget. April Update: I made 3 new purchases in April: I bought a pair of Teva flip flops from the clearance rack at DSW and two t-shirts at BJ’s Warehouse store ....more

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Ham & Pepper Skillet Frittata – a budget-friendly meal

This skillet frittata is so easy to whip together and is so versatile. You can easily replace the ham and peppers that I used with other meat and veggies that you have on hand, such as cooked sausage or bacon, asparagus or...more

What We Ate This Week on Our Budget 04.23.15

Every Friday, I share what we ate for the week on our budget. Currently our monthly budget is $500 for my family of 4. This week, due to meal planning burn out and maybe a bit of laziness, I did very little shopping and instead planned many of our meals from what I could find in the freezer ....more