Frugal and Fast: Last Minute Halloween Costumes

I wasn't going to dress up for Halloween this year.Then The Sailor was given a Beetlejuice costume for the night. Now I will probably wear something but I don't have much time to prepare. I did find quite a few ideas that are not too pricey and can be made fairly quickly.MedusaWhat you'll need: ...more

Extra Income and Oh Man, I've Been Slackin' On These

This really has nothing to do with this postI just really like it.I haven't done an extra income post in two month. Whoops. ...more

A Haunted House Fake Out and Links

My kids would have totally gone into aPac-Man haunted house, I think.Last night we took our children to go see a haunted house that was put together by our local student union. I was so excited. I love haunted houses. ...more

Katie's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (aka Whoopie Pies)

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family eats on less than $10/day. The first holiday themed food of the season. Oh boy. (I mean "whoopie.")  ...more

Kale Apple Smoothie

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family eats on less than $10/day. Kale and apple goodness: check. Spiderlike tentacles of sad aloe vera plant: check. Pumpkins painted in exact same manner as aloe vera pot: check. Well, I don't know why I'd need to say more here, but of course I will. ...more

No Sugar Added Applesauce (with Crock Pot Option)

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day. Yes, and double yes. Until now, my applesauces had demanded a bit of sugar. Sometimes more than a bit. And until now they'd demanded a bit of my attention. No more friends, no more. An easy recipe just got easier. And a healthy recipe just got healthier. Sugar-Free Applesauce (with Crock Pot Option) ...more

How to Prepare Swiss Chard

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day. ...more

Spider de Hummus

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day. ...more

Pumpkin Cake: A Reminder

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day. ...more

What is Kefir and How Do I Use It (and Why Would I Want To): An Introduction

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day. Kefir (pronounced kuh-FEER) is, essentially, fermented milk. Oh stop it with the gag reflex already. What do you think Yoplait's been selling you all these years, cotton candy? What's so special about it? ...more