We love chicken around here and I love making one chicken go as far as possible.
My favorite and super easy way to cook a whole chicken is in the crockpot. It’s so simple and so delicious. You throw the chicken in (breast side down), season and put on low for 6-8 hours. Really, what could [...]
It’s been several years since we’ve lived in a house with a mantel and I’ve never really done a theme or seasonal decoration for the mantels we have had in the past.
So, this year, I thought I would put together something. My goal was to take my time and choose fabrics and items that I [...]
What do you keep in your vehicle – I mean, besides carseats and snacks??
Keeping a well stocked vehicle can save you a lot of trouble in a variety of situations.
Ever had a child throw up on themselves or wet their pants while you were out in public? What about getting stuck in a torrential rain [...]
After Chick-Fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation day, they open up a photo contest and a chance to win FREE Chick-Fil-A!!! We have entered one of our photos in the contest and would greatly appreciate you voting for it (there are no hoops to jump through, simply click on this link and cast your vote)!
2011 Cow [...]
Friday was Chick-Fil-A’s annual cow appreciation day! It’s been a couple of years since we’ve participated, so I decided it was time for me to be more intentional in being “fun mom” – sadly, I’ve not been very good at that. Judging by the way this went, I’m thinking I made the correct choice!!
I decided [...]
Ever wondered how to serve sauces, dips or syrups to small children without creating a huge mess all over them and the table?
I have a solution for you!
I found these small, 3 ounce dishes at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think I spent about $2 for 6 of them and they have been [...]
We paid off the remainder of our consumer debt (except for our house in Colorado) last February!! It is so liberating to not owe anyone any money!
We have also managed to save up an emergency fund and other general savings since then.
It’s incredibly freeing to have cash available. Before, we rarely had cash because we [...]
Have you read my first review of the Grocery University audio series? If not, you should!!!
Grocery University is a “2 hour 19 minute audio course (MP3) that will teach you everything you need to know about making the most of your grocery budget – regardless of whether you’re new to bargain shopping or [...]
Wow! It’s hard to believe I’ve been shampoo free for a year (14 months, actually)!
What started out as a frustrating endeavor has ended up working really well for me.
My basic routine has changed a little over the year, but I’ve been using my current routine for several months now and have wonderful results.
Every other day:
Near the end of Michael’s recent deployment, the children and I spent a month with my family in Florida and I used my cloth diapers!
I took my entire stash of diapers and wipes (18 pockets and 4 fitteds with covers).
We drove from Colorado to Florida over a 3 day period (with a friend helping me [...]