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I save SO much money buying discounted produce (either in the store or at farmer’s markest) and none of it ever goes to waste. We eat as much as we can fresh, and then I “salvage” the rest.
Today, I’m sharing a few ways I salvage produce that’s a little past its prime…
When it comes to the benefits of organizing your home and life, I think I could talk until I was blue in the face! However, even if I had unlimited hours to devote to writing content for my blog, I probably wouldn’t do it — because I think you already KNOW most of what I write about… it’s the implementation where some of us fall short
If you have been putting off your decluttering and organizing, here are SIX SUPER SIMPLE reasons that will hopefully motivate you to get a little more organized today!
Dave and I are on a mini vacation with the kids this week… and as many of you know, I don’t necessarily love traveling all that much
Today, I’m sharing a somewhat humorous post about what it’s like for me to travel as a “Type-A, Over-Planned, Minimalist”… please tell me a few of you can relate!
Since I’m now enjoying my “normal” clothing again, I thought it might be fun to share how I got by with a fairly minimalistic maternity wardrobe for 3 pregnancies in 3 different seasons of the year.
I’m sharing 4 tips that worked for me, as well as what I feel are the necessary “staples” of any maternity wardrobe.
These mini breakfast pies are a quick, filling, protein-packed meal that would work any time of the day (in my opinion).
You can customize the ingredients to fit your family’s tastebuds and I’m certain you could easily make a double batch for a larger group… or just for more leftovers the next day!
Many of you already know how much I love making lists (and that I try to buy everything online). So it should come as no surprise that I have multiple Amazon Wish Lists
With the holiday season approaching, I thought I’d share how I use Amazing Wish Lists to save time, energy, money, and even space in my home!
It’s been an eventful 2 weeks since my last Peek Into Our Week post — James rolled over, Simon got a haircut, Nora started dance classes, and Dave and I did massive amounts of yard work
Have you experienced meal planning burnout?
Today, I’m sharing a super simple strategy I’ve been using for many years to give me just enough time away from the kitchen that I don’t get totally burnt out!
If I had my way, I would have a completely uninterrupted afternoon each week to clean my whole house. However, since that’s not really possible right now, I do the next best thing and clean WITH my kids.
If you’re looking for a way to get your toddlers and preschoolers involved in household chores, these are a few of my favorites.
After weeks and weeks of being told I didn’t have enough storage on my iPhone, I finally started researching what I could do to solve this problem once and for all.
I’m happy to say that the answers I found were extremely simple and quick to implement — so I thought I’d share them here on the blog.
Since many people know how frugal I am, it was often assumed that Dave and I would use cloth diapers for our babies — but as you now know, that is not the case.
I have nothing against cloth diapers, but they aren’t for us — and today, I’m sharing why. I’m also excited to be sharing an amazing deal on a Seventh Generation diaper bundle from ePantry.com!!
Whether it’s wrangling 3 kids all day, accomplishing various daily to-dos, creating a budget, or working on house and yard projects, I’ve found that my productivity often INCREASES when I lower my expectations a bit and try to be as realistic as possible.
Plus, I’m much happier, more relaxed, less stressed, and less tired because of it! Win – Win!
I really enjoy doing hair, so now that Nora’s hair is getting quite long and thick, we’ve been experimenting with a few simple, quick, and fun ways to do her hair.
I can’t imagine any of the styles would take longer than 10 minutes to complete — and they are so cute!
As I’ve mentioned before, apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember… and since Nora recently got a new book about Apple Pie, I decided to do another Kids in the Kitchen post and share our yummy recipe for Dutch Apple Pie!
If you live in (or travel to) the Midwest, you know how beautiful our fall weather is. However, there is also a lot of work to do in the fall.
Today (by request from a few readers) I’m sharing a rundown of what Dave and I do to “winterize” our home and yard for the Fall and Winter months ahead.
I am certainly not a health or nutrition expert in any way (nor do I want to be one). However, I am pretty good at simplifying almost everything
So as we approach cold and flu season, I thought I’d share one of the simplest things we do around our house to keep the germs away.
Several of you have asked me to share more posts about our weekly menu plans, little organizing projects I do around the house, and various other more menial day-to-day happenings.
So today, I’m sharing a Peek Into Our Week post that I hope will become more regular here on the blog!
After 3 years of hard work, our landscaping is 95% complete!
We still have a few projects to tackle yet this fall or next spring — but I’m excited to finally be able to share a bunch of before and after photos on the blog!
Fall is here!
As I’ve mentioned many times before, Fall is my favorite season… so it’s only fitting that I share a few more of my favorite things!
In my opinion, Fall is one of the best times to fill your freezer — the cooler weather and shorter days allow me to spend more time in the kitchen, and Nora and I have been enjoying cooking together during the boys’ naps!
However, before I start stashing food away in our freezer for another year, there are a few things I always do first to prepare my freezer for Fall…