Do you ever feel like eating real food on a budget is like taking one step forward and two steps back? You follow all the tips, all the advice and all the grocery hacks you can find on the internet, but it’s never enough. What you really want – what you really need – isClick to Continue »
Archives for December 2016
Several years ago my husband and I cut our monthly expenses in half and somewhat randomly set a grocery budget of $400 a month for the two of us based on what we were spending. Now we’ve grown to a family of four and REDUCED our budget to just grocery budget of $330 a month. I’veClick to Continue »
This year we spent the week of Thanksgiving with Mr. Crumbs family in Outer Banks, North Carolina. 8 adults and 7 kids shared 3 floors of an AirBNB rental on the beach and everyone had a blast. This Christmas we’ll spend a week in Chicago with my side of the family. Six of us will bunkClick to Continue »
Do you remember the extreme couponing era? I sure do, and I don’t hide the fact that mastering coupons helped us pay off our debt. I originally started couponing for necessity – two kids in diapers on one income in California doesn’t leave a wiggle room for much else. But a few years later, IClick to Continue »
We’re not a big casserole family, but we do love (and the kids have been asking me to make) creamy spinach and chicken enchiladas. We also love Frank’s hot sauce. On buffalo chicken pizza, on buffalo chicken salads and even our homemade hot sauce – we love a good spicy kick to our food! SoClick to Continue »
It’s funny how cooking in the summer means finding ways to NOT heat up the kitchen, but cooking in the winter means using the oven as a source of heat! Thankfully, this meal plan filled with tons of whole foods meal ideas will fill your bellies and keep your feet warm too!
I try to use home remedies whenever I can, like healing chapped lips without medication, making elderberry syrup to prevent colds before they even come, and charcoal gummies when someone gets the stomach flu. And these all work! But I tried every stretch and massage technique you can think of to stop my restless legs from keeping meClick to Continue »