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

Sunsets

Happiness is not having everything you want. It is enjoying what you have. Enjoying the small moments that make every day worth living. Something as simple as watching the sun setting on a partially cloudy evening can be a wonderful way to spend a few moments. For me, it helps relax me and makes me … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: “Leftover” Pizzas

The other day I had quite a few leftovers in the fridge – from salads, tacos and spaghetti with meatballs. I tend to have leftovers quite a bit, but this pile was becoming a bit unmanageable. I did not want it to go to waste (throwing away food is after all throwing away money), so … Continue reading

My Menu Plan (How and Why)

As this if my first dinner menu post I’m going to explain how and why I do my menu planning… (if you want to skip to the menu, it’s right after the pictures of the produce!) Most every week I participate in a food co-op (I’ve mentioned that I live in a rural area so … Continue reading

Friday Finances – Factors affecting finances part 2

Welcome to the fourth installment in our financial discussion. If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out one, two and three! So what can we control? *The first is interest. Now I know you’re thinking, I can’t control how much interest I’m making or paying. True, to a degree. We can control whether … Continue reading