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Getting Ready for New Baby-My Top 20 Nesting Tips

This week I'm 40 weeks pregnant so we are anxiously waiting baby's arrival! There are a few odd and end things I'd like to tie up before baby comes, but overall I'm as ready as I can be. I'm not looking forward to the labor process, although I can't wait to meet our new little one! I want to share with you things that I have done in getting ready for our new baby. I'll include my top 20 nesting tips and a free printable checklist so you can be prepared for your new bundle of joy too! … Read MoreGetting Ready for New Baby-My Top 20 Nesting Tips

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Grocery Budget Bootcamp Update #4

I'm so excited to announce that for the month of July I kept my new grocery budget goal! This is the 3rd month in a row I've been able to keep that new budget. My new grocery budget goal I set is $600 per month for our family of 3. While this may still sound outrageous to some, it is a great start for our family, and also considering we eat almost everything organic. For us this is a HUGE savings because when I would have a typical month of grocery shopping I would spend anywhere from just under $800-1100, and usually on the higher end! Granted, my average before starting the Grocery Budget Bootcamp was just shy of $800 per month for the year but the only reason it averaged lower was due to being out of town for a week for one of the months that resulted in a super low bill that for that particular month, bringing my average much lower. Read on to see what I did this month that kept me in line with our new budget. … Read MoreGrocery Budget Bootcamp Update #4

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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Have you ever forgot to look at your recipe for dinner in the morning and realized it was a Crockpot recipe and now it's only 2 hours before dinner? I have been doing this a lot lately and probably should have learned my lesson by now. Ha! This Instant Pot recipe was adapted from a Crockpot recipe from the Frugal Real Food Meal Plan I'm currently using. I converted it to use in the Instant Pot and substituted what I already had on hand to make it work. It turned out great! … Read MoreInstant Pot Mongolian Beef

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5 Kitchen Tips to Make Life Easier

Do you feel stressed when putting meals together for your family? It can sure be a challenge sometimes! Maybe you don’t even know what’s for dinner tonight, and/or you have littles under foot, or you forgot to defrost the meat yet again! Take a deep breath! You got this! This should go without saying but if the kids are old enough to help-let them! And even insist on it. It's good for them to learn and good for you to have the help. Delegate mama, delegate! If they are too little to help, get them a pot and a whisk to play with and ask them to “help” you make something while you cook. Read on for some other very practical ways your time in the kitchen can be more enjoyable. … Read More5 Kitchen Tips to Make Life Easier

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