DIY Home Storage Ideas on a Budget (or for free)

Originally published: May 25, 2016 Updated: March 6, 2020 Every time I opened the silverware drawer I was greeted with a mess of random utensils that I wasn’t using.  The little silverware organizer wasn’t enough for all of the stuff in there anymore. The top part that used to hold all of my vegetable peelers … Read more DIY Home Storage Ideas on a Budget (or for free)

6/12 – 6/18 Grocery List

We are going into the third week of the month.  There are some great deals on produce this week.  My daughter is seven months old today and is a lover of zucchini.  I blended up 2 whole zucchini for her and that gave me 10 servings.  I’ll try some yellow squash for her this week … Read more 6/12 – 6/18 Grocery List

6/5 – 6/11 Grocery List

Grocery ads are here!  That means I get to plan out my weeks shopping trip.  I’m not much of a shopaholic but I do love a good bargain.  If live in Connecticut and you can follow along with my grocery shopping.  As a general rule I set the following price ceilings for meat: Whole Chicken … Read more 6/5 – 6/11 Grocery List

5/15 – 5/21 Grocery List

You are not imagining things.  I did not post a grocery list for 5/7 – 5/14 because I didn’t plan on grocery shopping!  I am so well stocked that I didn’t need to get anything.  We ran out of milk on Thursday but that’s OK, we can wait.  I am on the lookout for a … Read more 5/15 – 5/21 Grocery List

Afford vs. Choice

I hear it often.  “I can’t afford to do X.” “I can afford my car’s $350 a month payment.” “Why don’t you do X?  You can afford it.”  How we handle our Personal Finances is 90% the choices we make in life and 10% Murphy’s Law.  I’ve been shifting my thinking from wanting to live … Read more Afford vs. Choice

Minimalistic (and Frugal) Chili

Not much makes me happier than coming home to the smell of dinner all ready to go.  I would love to give my husband the credit but today my slower cooker gets the glory.  I’m making an effort to cook through a lot of my pantry stock and I’ve had a bag of dried kidney … Read more Minimalistic (and Frugal) Chili

The Price of a Pizza

On the meal plan for tonight was a family favorite. Pizza!  I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said that they don’t like pizza.  I like a whole variety of toppings on my pies but almost always in addition to pepperoni and black olives.  Tonight we used some of the ham that I got … Read more The Price of a Pizza

Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes

This summer we are planning on doing some changes to our house.  Minor renovations to the kitchen and turning our formal dining room into a living room.  This has been the kick in the butt that I need to start purging a lot of the long standing stuff that has been gathering dust.  This week … Read more Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes