Meal plans and I have somewhat of a hot/cold relationship—when I’m in the depths of planning meals regularly, I’m REALLY devoted to the practice (and eager to share all the … Continue readingHow I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)
I’ve always prided myself on being a frugal person; I’ve been the “crazy coupon lady,” I’ve done the “no-spend” month thing, and after several people asked, I did a whole … Continue readingGrocery Store Face-Off: Which Grocery Store Will Save YOU the Most Money?
With only one income and a new mortgage payment to worry about, our budget lately has been tighter than ever, which has forced me to dig even deeper to … Continue reading7 Ways I’ve Been Saving Money Lately
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 … Continue readingFinancial Friday: Where Our Money Goes Each Month
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 … Continue readingWhy I Can’t Buy Any More Books For At Least 8 Years
(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 … Continue readingHow I Cut Our Food Waste in Half
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 … Continue readingWhy I’m (Mostly) Okay with Having a Small(er) Income
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 … Continue readingCooking Economically: Making Your Own (Foolproof) Broth