Frugal Cooking: Potato & Ham Soup

Ever have memories randomly pop up when you’re thinking about a particular subject? I just did. I am about to share a recipe with you that my husband and I LOVE. I use left over ham in it, which leads me to thinking about the first time I cooked a ham after we were married… … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Do Free!

In the last place we lived, there was a zoo that to get in was technically free, but they did have places you could leave donations (the suggestion was that everybody leave $1.) Many communities – especially larger areas – have free events/activities/places. Participating in these is a great way to spend time with family/friends without spending … Continue reading

Frugal Baking: Banana Bread

In my house, we all love bananas. Although my husband is a bit more picky about WHEN the bananas are ripe enough to eat (something to do about living in Brasil for a few years made him only want to eat them at peak ripeness… but I swear it ONLY translated to bananas!) The time … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Friday Finances: Advise

Today I’m opening the floor to all of you – what is some of the best financial advise you have been given (or have given)? *This is in part because I am having a housewarming party tomorrow and I’ve spent all day getting ready for it – okay all week and haven’t had time to … Continue reading

Photography

I love taking photos, of pretty much everything. I also love to edit photos. It is fun to see the differences you can make simply by taking a photo and tweaking MANY different aspects of it. There are many different ways you can see the world through a camera lens. It is also a simple … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

As this week I’m getting ready for a housewarming party, I’m just linking this recipe. I love this casserole and it can be made for under $5 (especially if you use salsa made yourself, and buy the canned goods on sale – we usually get ours in a case lot sale.) It also has about … Continue reading

Menu Plan 11-12

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This helps me eat healthier … Continue reading

Friday Finances – Net Worth Statement

Welcome to the fifth installment in our financial discussion. If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out one (Values), two (Financial Goals), three & four (factors affecting finances). Financial plans are as unique as each individual/family. Financial plans should also change as life changes. My husband’s financial plan is different today than it was 5 years ago when we were … Continue reading