Creamy Dairy Free Fudge-sicles

My in-laws gave me a huge carton of plain soymilk that I wanted to use up and I got the idea to make fudge-sicles that Emma could eat. ...more

Keeping Your House Cool as it Heats Up Outside

Temperatures are supposed to be in the 90′s all week here. ...more

Bowl Full of Cherries!


Cook Once, Eat Twice

I love being able to cook something and stretch it into 2 meals.  It is one of the best time saving, energy saving and money saving things you can do with your groceries.  I did this twice this week! First I browned a pound of sausage.  The first night I topped our pizza with it.  The second night I made hashbrown casserole with the other half.  Yes, I stretched 1 pound of meat into 2 meals for 6 people ....more

The Garden is Planted!

It has been perfect garden weather the past week!  Last Wednesday I checked the 10 day forecast and made sure we were not going to drop near freezing for awhile and then decided to go ahead and plant.  I technically they say to wait until after Memorial Day, but I can never wait!  And it has been awesome because the weather has been sunny and 70′s and low 80′s all week.  Tonight we had our first rain and it was ...more

The $5 Date


Parental Failure

Sometimes I feel like no matter what I do I can NOT get through to my kids.  Nothing makes an impact, nothing changes, regardless of what they say or I do there is no improvement.  And I feel like I have failed at parenting when that happens ....more

Quarterly Financial Update

So the first 3 months of the year flew by.  I thought I would update on how things are going ....more

Gymnastics Season is Over!

As of Friday the Emma’s level 7 gymnastics season is over.  She had a great state meet and met all of her goals.  She competed a new skill for the first time, she stayed on the beam and she had fun.  It was a great day!  Now we can count the ways in which we can save money for the next 6 months until the next season starts … ...more

Monday Menus

While it didn’t feel much like Easter yesterday I did go ahead and cook up the ham dinner I had planned.  Kevin & I were feeling rather sick and Claire was still recovering a bit, but we ate some of it.  And I have a ton of leftovers – which I wanted.  Here is what we are eating this week (in no particular order): ...more