Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

Give yourself an allowance. Yes, you read that right.  I know we’re not six anymore and buying penny candy at the pool, but it makes sense.  Instead of keeping track of what everyone in your family spends on personal purchases every month, give yourself an allowance.  At the beginning of every month, my husband and […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/9/18)

This is what is on the menu for the week: Breakfast Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, black beans Berry smoothies Pancakes Lunch Leftovers (I am planning to double all of the dinners so we definitely have enough for lunches) Dinner Beef barley vegetable soup Chicken stir fry over cauliflower Sausage, caramelized onions, broccoli Chicken salad lettuce […]

Financial Goals

2018 Family Financial Goals

  There were some big changes in our household regarding money last year, and we are carrying those over into 2018.  Our goal is to eliminate all consumer debt in 2019 (and pay off our house, but that is much later!).  We have come up with some family financial goals for 2018 and I’m sharing […]

Tip Tuesday

Money Tip Tuesday

I have been playing with money and budget numbers for as long as I can remember.  When I was younger I would beg to roll coins with those coin wrappers.  I counted the money in my piggy bank over and over.  I helped my mom write out checks to pay the household bills.  It has […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (4/2/2018)

This is what we are eating this week: Breakfast Oatmeal Egg, rice, turkey sausage, cheese egg bowls Cereal Smoothies Pancakes (weekend) Lunch Leftovers Salad bowls Rice bowls (with leftovers thrown in) Dinner Burgers and brusselsprouts Pierogies, caramelized onions, sausage, green beans Breakfast Pizza, veggies and dip Grilled chicken tacos Spaghetti and meatballs Salmon and veggies […]

Food Meal Plan Monday

Meal Planning – Revamped

I am ready to admit that the traditional meal planning has not been working for us.  We do well making a list of meals for the week and shopping for the items we need.  That’s not a problem.  Actually, we’re pretty good at that part.  The problem is that we only eat about half of […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday (week of 8/15/16)

My Instagram feed was filled with meal prep pictures this past Sunday, while I’m over here like “I think I can make some eggs and toast.  We’re good for a few more days!”  I just couldn’t get it together to make a meal plan or get to the grocery store.  I really do enjoy seeing […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan (week of 8/8/16)

Wow!  Meal planning two weeks in a row!  I must be on a roll.  Some meals are going to be repeated this week because we cooked two batches or we just didn’t get to it last week.  So, here goes! Monday: Steak nachos with onion, tomato, cheese/side of mixed veggies Tuesday: Grilled chicken lettuce wraps/baked […]


Gluten-free Pancake Recipe

Since going wheat-free about two months ago, I’ve been working on a pancake recipe that the whole family would enjoy.  I knew I wanted a recipe that did not involve a pre-made mix.  My first attempts were too dry or too “gritty.”  I made a few changes and combined a few recipes to come up […]

Meal Plan Monday Uncategorized

Meal Plan Monday (on Tuesday)

Meal planning completely took a nose dive last week – as evidenced by my lack of post.  You can also see how crazy of a week it was in my last post.  So I was determined this weekend to at least make a meal plan list, and hope to stick to it.  As I mentioned […]