Have You Met Alice?


Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. No, I’m not talking out the housekeeper for the Brady Bunch, but […]

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Join the Spring Clean Along!

Spring Clean

April is here and so is Spring. The sun has started to shine a little more often, birds are singing, the air feels crisp and the sunshine warm. After a long, cold winter, this fresh start is exhilarating. However, what lurks in your home behind closed doors? Dust bunnies? Musty smells? A few piles of […]

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Freezer Cooking and Meal Planning: How They Work Together


How do you feed a family of eight?! Well, that’s a tricky question. We have gone beyond the family that only eats 1/2 pound of bacon for BLTs. We could easily consume two pounds in a meal. And it seems that not five minutes pass after dinner before someone says, “I’m hungry.” My word, I […]

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At Dawn on the First Day….

Photo Source After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Breakfast is Served!

Ralphs 4110

The last two weeks have been jam packed with couponing adventures. It seems that I’ve gone in and out of a zillion stores. I am ready for a restful weekend. The sales weren’t prolific this past week, but good enough to supply some really inexpensive breakfasts. Albertsons: Buy 7 Kelloggs cereals and receive coupons for […]

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Cheesecakes, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, and Cinnamon Rolls for the Freezer

Freezer Banana Bread

I’m ready to call it a day, folks. I didn’t think doing side dishes and baked goods would be as difficult as it was. But, part of that was that I aimed a little too high for fear I would shoot too low. Need to work on my aim next month, and I’m definitely getting […]

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Recipes: Taco Meat and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Pinto Beans

The Freezer cooking continues! This morning I set a big pot of beans to get cooking in my crockpot. I love to cook up a lot of pinto beans at one time to use in chimichangas, burritos and beans and rice throughout the month. I portion it out into 2 cup servings which seems to […]

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Frugal Friday: My Biggest Debt Paid

Jesus' Tomb

This morning my five year old son woke up with a plan to shop at Target. I don’t know where it came from. I hadn’t even mentioned the great sale on eggs that I planned to take advantage of. No, on his own accord, he was a man on a mission. There was a Playmobil […]

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