How I Meal Plan + A Month's Worth of Meal Plans

How I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)

FYI: Today ONLY (Tuesday 9/17/19), there’s a flash sale going on for the Ultimate Healthy Meal Plan Bundle. If you love the IDEA of meal planning but don’t really have the time/desire/energy to do it all yourself, you will definitely want to check this bundle out! It includes over $1,000 of resources (including recipes, full …

Financial Friday: Where Our Money Goes Each Month

These pictures have nothing to do with the topic at hand, but they’re cute, so they had to go somewhere, right? I’ve always found it particularly fascinating to study other people’s finances—not because I necessarily want to compare or to see how we’re “measuring up” to other people, but just because I think it’s so …

Why I Can’t Buy Any More Books For At Least 8 Years

Let’s play a fun game, shall we? I’m going to call it— “Things I’m Going to Stop Spending So Much Money On.” You see, this year (and especially these past 3 or 4 months or so), I’ve really been trying to cut down on needless spending. Lately, much of it has been out of sheer …

How I Cut Our Food Waste in Half

 (making muffins to use up our brown bananas) It’s October, which means that we’re officially in the last quarter of the year. You might remember that I’ve been working on my cooking skills this year with my 100 Hours in the Kitchen Project. You also might remember that for the last quarter, my focus has …

Why I’m (Mostly) Okay with Having a Small(er) Income

Lately, Matt and I have enjoyed having a series of “What If” conversations, the most frequent of which has been, “What if we got gifted 20 million dollars? What would we do?” While it’s proved to be an interesting character study into the values of both of us (and provided many an enjoyable conversation while …

Cooking Economically: Making Your Own (Foolproof) Broth

Probably about half of the meals we make around here require broth of some sort; whether it’s a skillet chicken and rice dish from my favorite cooking blog or some pronto penne pasta, broth (especially chicken broth) is an absolute staple in our kitchen. Theoretically, I knew in the back of my head somewhere that …