Category Archives: budget living

Thrifty craft organization

I found a great “over the door” storage/ shoe holder at Goodwill for $3.97.  I loved the fabric and the varying sizes of pouches it offered.  When I got it home I realized that our playroom closet door has a … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 3

Meal planning ideas:  Taco-stuffed pepper cups, spinach Quiche, black beans and rice, potato leek soup, kale chips (these are good), slow cooker vegetarian chili, eggplant & tomato casserole, chicken noodle soup, cheesy hash browns, sausage brunch casserole.  Please note that I make substitutions … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge 2

Hitting the ground running: I am soaking black and northern beans to cook and freeze.     Homemade granola and the dry base for baked oatmeal.     Pea and noodle casserole:  Left- dinner for tonight.   Right-freezer portion minus … Continue reading

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Stocking meals & meal planning challenge

Last year I joined in on an “Eating down the pantry challenge” where the goal was to only buy necessary food items while using up everything in your pantry and freezer.  The challenge went well but it ended with us … Continue reading

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Reusable produce bags

I have been looking around for reusable bags intended to for fruits and vegetable to take to the grocery store/ farmers market.  I always feel bad using those cheapo plastic bags stores supply for produce, especially when they are then … Continue reading

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Going Green the Cliff Notes #2

 Logo design by Emma Starrett With Earth Day approaching this month I want everyone to have the tools to a Greener life.  I know that if it is easy and cheap more people will make changes.  Every little bit helps.  … Continue reading

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Going Green: The Cliff Notes #1

Logo design by Emma Starrett With Earth Day approaching this month I want everyone to have the tools to a Greener life.  I know that if it is easy and cheap more people will make changes.  Every little bit helps.  … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends #3

Before I begin I want to tell you that our DIY Compost Bin is done!!  Come back tomorrow for the full DIY details.  It is as cool as homemade soil gets:)!!!!! I have been seeing these Cherry Blossom DIY branches … Continue reading

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Thrifty Adventures #2

 Thrifting Salvation Army style: These 2 bowls work for spring but remind me more of Fall.  Fall is by far my FAVORITE season.  This adorable wall hanging is for a little bun in the oven-My sister’s oven that is.  I … Continue reading

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Flea Market Side Table Revamped

We rearranged our bedroom furniture recently.  Our furniture had been in basically the same place since we moved in 3 years ago.  This is extremely unusual for me.  I have been rearranging my bedroom furniture on a regular basis (every few … Continue reading

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