6 Secrets to finding extra money Hiding in your budget

6 Secrest to Finding Extra Money Hiding in Your Budget

I know how it is to live on a tight budget. My husband makes a good income, but we are a family of 8 soon to be 9. I have one that will begin several therapies soon, and he is also on a pretty strict diet. Money certainly doesn’t grow on trees, well at least I haven’t found that tree yet. It was only after writing out a budget and telling my money where to go, did I learn 6 big secrets. I’m here to share with you, my 6 Secrets to Finding Extra Money Hiding in your Budget!Read More

14 Dirt Cheap Dinners for When You Are Broke

14 Dirt Cheap Dinners for When You Are Broke

Well, I’m not really broke, but if we are going to save up for Disney, the money must come from Somewhere. The only thing I can really control is my grocery spending. We have cut back our spending just about everywhere else.

This is the final frontier for our family. Time to tighten our belts and really save. It won’t be cheap to take a family of 9 to Disney World. Here are the 14 Dirt Cheap Dinners for When You Are Broke that I’m going to make during this pay period.14 Dirt Cheap Dinners for...
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Top 5 Money Saving Tips for a Magical Disney World Vacation

Top 5 Money Saving Dips for a Magical Disney World Vacation

I’ve been blessed with many people in my life, but none have stuck with me as long as my friend Carmen. When I wrote 5 Tips to Start Planning for Disney, it was Carmen who gave me all the great advice. We will be taking our road trip to Disney later this year. I’m so thankful she as a Simply Magical Vacations Specialist, is giving us her Top 5 Money Saving Tips for a Magical Disney World Vacation.top 5 Money Savings Tips for a Magical Disney World Vacation

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25 Casseroles For Busy Families on Busy Days

25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Times are busy. We all have places to go and things to do. I know I’m not the only one crunched for time, feeling overwhelmed by trying to keep up with all I have to do. It is during these times that I want some go to recipes that will make my life easier. They have to be simple, quick and frugal to make my 25 Casseroles for Busy Families on Busy Days.25 Casseroles for busy families on busy days

Why casseroles?

They aren’t my favorite things to make, but when feeding a crowd…

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Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

When I posted 15 Soups You Really Should Try, I promised that I would talk about homemade bread. That day I found 3 different types of sourdough starter and began making them. I promise there are pictures so you can see, my Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results.Homemade Sourdough Starter Test Results

Why Sourdough?

Sourdough bread is a favorite in our house. Not only is it great with soup, but makes amazing grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. It has a great starter so it takes less work to actually prepare the bread since…

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15 Soups You Really Should Try

15 Soups You Really Should Try

It is FALL!!! I LOVE FALL! I love the colors, the cooler weather, the apples, the yummy baking, the decorating, the impending holidays, and the hot soups and teas. There is just so much to love about fall. Now that things have finally cooled down in my part of the country it is time to start makings soups and bread. So in my quest for soup, I found some new recipes to try. I’ve had many of these before, but I’m excited to try some new ones in 15 Soups You Really Should Try!15 Soups You Really...
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2-Weeks of Frugal Meals That Are NOT Spaghetti

After my post about Pinterest 2-week meal planning, there were several questions, but the main one was how to make a frugal meal plan using Pinterest. I decided to accept the challenge and see what I could come up with to help not only my readers but our family as well. So I came up with 2- Weeks of Frugal Meals That Are NOT Spaghetti.

Where to Start

I always start with the ads. Planning your menu based upon sales is always the cheapest way to create a menu that has variety.

I refuse to…

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5 Steps to Start Planning for Disney

5 Steps to Start Planning for Disney

I LOVE amusement parks. The crowds, rollercoasters, food, and fun all of it make for a wonderful experience. BUT there isn’t a more magical place on earth that Walt Disney World. While Disneyland, at 500 acres, may have been built first, it doesn’t compare to everything that is offered on the 25, 000 acres that make up WDW.5 Steps to Start Planning for Disney

It was in 2000 that I had my first trip to Disney. Jackson was 18 months and Audrey was 6 months. Neither one of them remember the trip and…

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Pinterest 2-week Menu Planning

Pinterest 2- week Menu Planning

I love Pinterest. If you haven’t seen my boards, you really need to check them out HERE. I’m a crazy pinning woman. I LOVE Pinterest! Did I say that already? Pinterest has some amazing crafts, recipes, fashion ideas, blog information and just great reads. It truly has become a search engine, replacing Google for me in many ways. So it makes sense that Pinterest is my go to for my 2-week menu planning.Pinterest 2- week Menu Planning

 

My Inspiration

Two of my favorite bloggers have just finished stocking their freezer with some meals….

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Hows & Whys of Basic Menu Planning

Hows & Whys of Basic Menu Planning

Before we get into the hows & whys of basic menu planning, let’s talk about the 4 scenarios when it comes to meals, and see where you fit.Hows & Whys of Basic Menu Planning

Mad Rush Mom

It’s 5 pm and you are leaving work. As you walk out to your car, you realize that when you get home you have to feed your kids, who are always hungry. You aren’t really sure what you have in your house to eat, so you stop by the grocery store, and it is packed! You start…

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