Open-Faced Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Secret Family Recipe: Open-Faced Tuna Sandwiches (A Quick Meal From the Pantry!)

As I mentioned earlier this week, we’re working on clearing out our freezer and cooking up meals from our pantry in order to keep our grocery budget at $250 for this month, all as part of our challenge to save $1000 in 100 days. This is a quick meal option that uses ingredients I almost …

Money Saver #1: Tackling the Freezer

Last week, I announced our intention of adding $1000 to our emergency fund over the next 100 days. Now, for some families, this wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, but for us, trust me when I say that this is going to be a true challenge (especially as we are expecting the hospital bills …

What I’ve Been Loving and Learning Lately {1}

I’ve been wanting to start a regular series for awhile now where I can gather together everything I’ve been loving and learning lately, from books I’m in the middle of to shows I’ve been watching to recent products I’ve tried or the links to posts I’ve been enjoying lately. I doubt this roundup will happen …

10 Five-Star Novels (+ What It Takes to Get a Five-Star Rating) #bookrecommendations #booklist #books #bookrecs

What It Takes for a Book to Get a 5-Star Rating From Me (+ 10 Novels That Made the Cut)

A little more than a year and a half ago, I made an important shift in my reading life—I started not only recording the books I was reading on Goodreads (on a regular basis) and giving them ratings, but I also made the decision to always, ALWAYS give a review of some kind once I …

The Last of the Pregnant Days + A New Baby! {June in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (sometimes not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter–and now my son, too–every day since they were born, and this is a GREAT place …

And It’s Time to Slow Down {July Goals + June Goals Recap}

I remarked to Matt that if I were still pregnant, July would have seemed excruciatingly slow in coming, but as it stands, with a two-week-old baby in the house and with evidence everywhere of the upheaval of life as we knew it before, we hit the 1st of the month without a single new monthly …

Adjusting to Life with Two Kids: The Ups and the Downs

The Ups and Downs of Becoming a Parent for the 2nd Time

We are now almost two weeks into this whole parents-of-two business, and one thing is for sure (at least in our experience): The transition from one to two has NOT been quite the smooth sailing experience that everyone seemed to tell me it would be. Ever since I started paying attention, it seems that the …