October Meal Plan Menu Planner
What a month! Two of my children have roles in the community theatre production of Sleepy Hollow so that means 26 of the 31 days in October are filled with late rehearsals, days when we’re gone from 11am to 9pm, and 12 performances! We typically cook at home 3 meals […]

October Meal Plan 2015

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe
I love cornbread. It can be sweet, it can be savory, and it goes with darn near everything. I especially love cornbread that’s a little on the spicy side, and because I happen to have an abundance of jalapenos this summer I’ve been a pretty happy girl lately. There is […]

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Pumpkin ravioli recipe
It’s fall and you know what that means! PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! When it comes to pumpkin one of the finest things you can do is roll it in some pasta dough. No, really, Pumpkin Ravioli is a thing to behold. Your tongue will thank you for the time you […]

Pumpkin Ravioli Recipe

How to grow sweet potatoes in containers
I love sweet potatoes, they’re so versatile! You can make a sweet potato into pretty much anything. Curry, stew, chili, fries, chips, even simply baked with some butter. Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of vitamins and growing them is so easy! Sweet potatoes are easy to grow in containers, they […]

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in Containers

10 things to make not buy
This summer marked 4 years since I walked away from a job that was literally making me sick and simultaneously returned to my frugal-living roots. Surviving as a large family on one income isn’t always fun, it involves more effort because running to the store for bread isn’t always an […]

Make These 10 (easy) Things to Save Money

how to get rid of fruit flies
A few weeks ago I wrote about my battle with fruit flies and how I managed to get them under control. Today Valerie is sharing the methods that work for her, enjoy! -Meg More Ideas to Get Rid of Fruit Flies The Battle of the Fruit Flies, Part Deux So, […]

More Ideas to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Tuscan flank steak recipe
Flank steak is hard to beat. It’s extremely versatile, it’s delicious, and it’s a really economical beef choice! A lot of people have sworn off flank steak because it can get really tough if it’s cooked too long or the wrong way. Flank steak is an excellent choice for slow […]

Tuscan Flank Steak Recipe

Fall activities to do with your kids
The summer is winding down and making way for my very favorite time of year, fall! Here in Central Florida we don’t have much of a fall, it’s the season when the temperature drops from the high 90s to the low 80s BUT I grew up in the north where […]

12 Frugal Fall Activities to Do with Kids

Give Kids the World Village
Jason & I were thrilled to be invited to the 2015 Give Kids the World Blogger Bash. It was truly an honor not only to be invited, but to get the opportunity to learn more about Give Kids the World. It’s easy to say “Oh yeah, the Give Kids the […]

Give Kids the World Blogger Bash 2015

Letter to readers
Dear Karen (a letter to a reader) Dear Karen, You wrote a comment recently in which you thanked me and I feel the need to say that I don’t deserve the thanks, you do. It takes a lot to get someone to read a post these days, let alone take […]

Dear Karen (a letter to my readers)

August Monthly Meal Plan
August Monthly Meal Plan Welcome to the dog days of summer. August around here means it’s around 100 degrees when it’s time to cook dinner, and who wants to heat up the house even more? This month there are some recipes that require oven but I tried to stick to […]

August Monthly Meal Plan

Get rid of fruit flies naturally
As if I were living in a bad horror movie, they come. Every summer we’re invaded. By fruit flies. Gross little buggers. I HATE fruit flies, and they live FOREVER. Ok, maybe not forever, but almost. I also hate spraying insecticide around my house, so what is one to do? […]

Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally