Pull the Weeds {Frugal Gardening 101}

See that beautiful lettuce? What.  You don't see it?  Let's try this. Ah, yes.  There it is.  Lettuce!  Gosh, perhaps if it wasn't taken over by a forest of weeds it would have fared better.  Clearly, we ran out of straw, and apparently … [Continue reading]

Amazon Diaper Prices

Are you a diaper snob?  I am, but I'm not. When my babies are brand new, nothing beats Pampers Swaddlers.  I'm willing to pay the piper for those in newborn and size 1, all the while planning ahead for the best deal.  After that?  All bets are off.  … [Continue reading]

Frugal Date Nights at Home

  Our rarity: This.  It's fun, for me, and we do it once a year. (And it's free.  Bonus!) Our reality: Four children eight and under, a busy schedule, and a tight budget.  That's us, and those are the makings of some frugal, creative … [Continue reading]

Strawberry Nut Muffins

"Mom, can we make something?  I want some strawberry muffins with nuts."  Um, okay.  (I was thinking more along the lines of monster cookies, but whatever.) What started as a simple request from the 5 year old quickly turned into this yumminess, … [Continue reading]

Sunday Blessings

Tonight when the hubby and kids got in from a long, hot day at the farm, I was on bath duty.  Amid the washing and drying, the five year old boy serenaded me with a little retro Amy Grant, only slightly altered. In a little while we'll be with the … [Continue reading]