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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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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

Grocery Budget Bootcamp Update #1

Wow this Grocery Budget Bootcamp is eye-opening! I’m learning so much about not only how to save money on groceries but also about my own spending habits. I’m not really one to shop for expensive shoes, designer clothes or handbags, so I wouldn’t consider my spending outrageous. BUT I am learning that what I’m spending on grocery and household items could be reduced by thousands every year. I don’t know about you, but saving thousands a year can really help my family’s budget! … Read MoreGrocery Budget Bootcamp Update #1

One Week Meal Plan with Recipes & Shopping List

These fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are a recipe from Mrs. Zsuzsanna Anderson’s Are They All Yours?!?? new cookbook coming out soon! As you know I am SUPER excited about this cookbook! You can read my 1st post about it here. You can also get Mrs. Anderson’s Chocolate Walnut Sheet Cake Recipe Link. She has WeekRead MoreOne Week Meal Plan with Recipes & Shopping List

Busy Family Menu Planning Cookbook & Chocolate Walnut Sheet Cake Recipe Link

Chocolate Walnut Sheet Cake Photo Credit: Mrs. Zsuzsanna Anderson Gasp! Mrs. Zsuzsanna Anderson from ARE THEY ALL YOURS?!?? is putting out a cookbook! And, double gasp! I’m one of her lucky editors! I was so excited to get this opportunity! Oh how I love trying new recipes. And recipes from such an amazing chef and goodRead MoreBusy Family Menu Planning Cookbook & Chocolate Walnut Sheet Cake Recipe Link

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