Mom’ing on a Budget

I know you must be thinking, “man, this woman REALLY likes yogurt!”

I know you must be thinking, “man, this woman REALLY likes yogurt!”

And you’d be wrong. I don’t like it all that much. Well, I didn’t until I learned to make my own. I never particularly cared for the sweet mixed with tart flavor combination of store-bought yogurt, but the great thing about homemade yogurt is that the tartness increases the longer you incubate it. So if […]

Homemade Yogurt, Part 2: Make it any flavor you want!

Homemade Yogurt, Part 2: Make it any flavor you want!

In my last post, I explained how to make your own yogurt using just an Instant Pot, a yogurt starter, and milk. If you’ve already attempted to make your own, you probably figured out pretty quickly that you can flavor it any way you want! So far, I’ve only made it as snacks for my […]

Introducing my latest obsession (and money saver!): Homemade Yogurt for the Win (I accidentally typed “wine” there, because habits)!

Introducing my latest obsession (and money saver!): Homemade Yogurt for the Win (I accidentally typed “wine” there, because habits)!

This is my second post in a row about the Instant Pot. I realize that may seem a bit…obsessive. And it kinda is, but in a healthy way. This thing does all the things: pressure cook, slow cook, saute, steam, sterilize… And it makes yogurt….delicious yogurt! And I don’t even like yogurt! My children, however, […]

The month we decided not to spend any money.

The month we decided not to spend any money.

Y’all, I need to clean out my pantries. I need to clean out my refrigerators. And I need to clean out my freezers. All of them! I have 2 pantries, 2 refrigerators, and 4 freezers. And they’re all a mess! I love the extra storage space because I like to stock up on good deals […]

Smart Ways to Save Money on Amazon

Smart Ways to Save Money on Amazon

I’ve always been a bargain hunter; I admit to getting a little high when I find a great deal. But since I decided to stay at home with my kids while they’re little, it’s become a matter of necessity to budget. Not only have I managed to cut our grocery bill by more than 50% […]

Homemade Stock–Delicious and a Money Saver!

Homemade Stock–Delicious and a Money Saver!

The next time you go to throw out your meat bones or vegetable scraps, go ahead and slap yourself. Then throw them in a gallon freezer bag and save them! When the bag is full, dump it into a slow cooker and cook it all night on low. Or, bring it to a boil in […]

Feed your family on the cheap!

I just found a way to buy 8 entrees, 2 salads, 2 soups, and 8 bread sticks from Olive Garden for $43.69. Since they’re so over-sized, I can feed my family with 2 of the entrees. I’ll be freezing 6 entrees, making a total of 4 dinners for my family of 5. In fairness, two […]

Make Your Own Magic Diaper Rash Cream!

Make Your Own Magic Diaper Rash Cream!

We mostly cloth diaper, but from time to time we use disposable diapers. For one, they’re much easier when we’re out and about. Two, I’m lazy and it’s easier. Three, you can’t use most diaper rash creams with cloth diapers. Thankfully, we don’t actually get many rashes while using cloth diapers, but they do happen […]

Lesson 82: There ain’t no flies on us

Lesson 82: There ain’t no flies on us

Those of you who know me, know that I haven’t drank the essential oil Kool-Aid, but I do believe there’s a proper place for them. Aromatherapy? I absolutely buy into that for stress relief, headaches, and possibly even helping colds and allergies, among other things. I love to use different scents in my lotions. But […]

Vegetable-Packed, Yummy Tomato Sauce!

Vegetable-Packed, Yummy Tomato Sauce!

I love to make my own tomato sauce for several reasons: It’s incredibly healthy. I know exactly what’s in it (and what’s not in it!) and that makes me feel really good about what I’m feeding my family. Even the pickiest eaters love spaghetti! They don’t have to know just how many vegetables the sauce […]

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