Budgeting

Make Your Own Lunchmeat to Save Money (Video)

Make Your Own Lunchmeat to Save Money (Video)

Okay friends, getting real here. Money is TI-IGHT. Yes, two syllable tight. The three months of unpaid maternity leave before I quit my job (which we weren’t planning on but are now endlessly thrilled about) emptied our savings and even put us in a little […]

My Top Ten List of Healthy Travel Snacks

My Top Ten List of Healthy Travel Snacks

I’m writing this from beautiful Atlanta, Georgia where I’m attending a leadership institute for those of us on teams that have received the Community Transformation Grant from the CDC (Center for Disease Control). I was going to tell you about what I’m learning in this […]

How to Grow Cut Green Onions

How to Grow Cut Green Onions

One of my favorite ways to save money on food is by growing it myself.  For the Hunger Challenge, I used green onions in tonight’s stir fry recipe.  I cut them down to their little white nubs, but that didn’t mean I was done with […]

Hunger Challenge Rice and Beans Recipe

Hunger Challenge Rice and Beans Recipe

Beans and rice, rice and beans.  As a Dave Ramsey fan I hear this phrase all the time, and get the impression it’s meant to depict the image of eating the absolute cheapest most boring and monotonous food possible.  Eric and I always laugh when […]

Hunger Action Week 2012 Kick Off

Hunger Action Week 2012 Kick Off

You may have been expecting another giveaway today, and there is a giveaway from BlogHer and LAND O LAKES®, but this Friday I also wanted to focus on a cause near and dear to my heart. Next week will be United Way of King County’s […]

Quick Tip: Saving Butter Wrappers

Quick Tip: Saving Butter Wrappers

I have a lot of quirks that have developed out of my need to be frugal. One of them is saving my butter wrappers. Whenever I have softened a stick of butter for baking, I fold the wrapper up and stick it in the freezer. […]

Carrot Top Bouquet

Carrot Top Bouquet

I just had to share this quick tip with you.  I’ve been getting flowers every week from our CSA, but they’re not my only way of bringing freshness into the house.  Whether you grow your own carrots, get them from a farm or from the […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

As I’m starting to branch out into more money saving advice, not just for food but budgeting in general, I’m excited to share my latest recipe with you.  That looks like grated cheese in the photo, but it’s actually soap!  I’ve started making a lot […]