Meal Planning: Pantry Challenge Week Three

Since we’ve been “eating from the pantry,” our family has spent $219 out of our $400 grocery budget for the month. It’s been amazing all that we had in storage. I guess we had more than one kind of emergency fund. That is reassuring to me. Stockpiling and shopping from the sales can help us […]

What’s in Sunday’s Paper? Back to the Coupons

Even though I’ve been shopping on a minimal basis, I know that in the next few weeks, I’m going to want to get back in the swing of things, especially with couponing. Thanks to regular coupon savings, I’ve had a pretty full pantry to rely on. I love having this “emergency fund” right in my […]

Birthday Cake Challenge: So, Can You Stump Me?

January 28th will be The Fourth Birthday Cake Round-Up. My readers get the chance to suggest a birthday cake theme that I will bake and decorate. Can you stump me? Don’t forget to submit your suggestion before voting begins on Monday.

Grocery Geek Presents: FishPapa Shops!

I had to laugh — and take a picture — when FishPapa came home from Walmart the other night and started to stage a picture of his purchases. The poor man has put up with my wild antics, including a host of grocery pictures, for quite some time. I didn’t mind his teasing me. This post […]

Giving Generously on a Small Budget – Frugal Friday Guest Post

Today’s post is written by Amy from The Finer Things in Life. Amy has a heart of gold and I love to see her creative spirit at work in sharing what she has with others. What do I have to give? While the holiday season was in full swing, our senses were bombarded with pleas […]

Vegetables for a Healthier You – An Ultimate Recipe Swap

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Last week, we rounded up a great collection of healthier recipes. Wow! This week it’s time for the dish that folks dread the world over – vegetables. It seems that veggies have got a bad rep. Time to change that, moms! When I asked my kids what their favorite veggies, I received a range of answers, […]

Stockpiling and Shopping In Your Own Kitchen

It’s so fun for me to read how other moms manage their households and to hear what they do to make ends meet. Today, Connie shares some of her tricks to “eat from the pantry” all year long. Being a stay at home mom with seven children means I have to be frugal in every […]

Challenges, Challenges: New Year, New You

The new year can be such an exciting time to start fresh in some area of your life. Set a goal, envision a new and good habit, and then set off on an adventure in achieving it. It’s amazing how many blog-sponsored “challenges” are active right now. It could be easy to get overwhelmed. The key […]