Pantry Cooking Day 3 PB Toast, More Beans, and Chicken Alfredo

We made it through Day 3 of pantry cooking week!

  Just finding my pantry cooking week? Don’t miss Day 1 and Day 2! Today started off a bit rough. I planned on just doing blueberry oats again, but that wasn’t happening. The children nearly started a coup, but after some negotiations, we settled on peanut butter toast. Win-win. They didn’t have to eat oats again (not their favorite thing) and we managed to have a somewhat nutritious breakfast. For lunch, we were able to do … Read more…

I Won’t Be Grocery Shopping This Week, Freezer / Pantry Cooking It Is!

pantry cooking

There comes a time in every family’s life when Mom has to dig deep into the pantry, fridge, and freezer to put food on the table. That’s us this week. Normally I do my grocery shopping once a week, however, this week, I won’t be going out. Which means this Mama is pantry cooking for the next week! Pantry cooking doesn’t have to be hard. Too often we look in our freezers, pantries, and fridges and proclaim, … Read more…

Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

When creating my list of possible topics to include in my ABCs of Frugal Living Series, some letters were harder to fill than others. However, I knew what “C” would be immediately. I have been an enthusiastic user of natural cleaning products for years. Since seeing Chemerical many years ago on Netflix, and more recently, The Human Experiment, I rid my home of toxic chemicals. I  have been making my own homemade, non-toxic cleaners ever since.   … Read more…

How To Save Money On Baby Items {ABCs of Frugal Living}

Save Money On Baby Necessities

I recently read that the average American parent spends $12,000 on baby needs in the first year of life.  WHAT???? I’ve had six children and I guarantee you I haven’t spent anywhere near that on all of their first years combined. I admit that I haven’t always been as frugal as I am now, but wow, $12,000? That’s nuts. After reading that staggering statistic, I thought it necessary to show that it can be done … Read more…

Always Use What You Have On Hand First {ABCs Of Frugal Living}

The very first step toward living a life of frugality is learning to use what you have on hand- and quit buying so much. What do I mean? Well, living a life of frugality doesn’t just happen over night. We literally have to recondition ourselves. Somewhere along the way, we as humans decided we need a closet full of clothes and shoes, our children need rooms full of toys, and we have to eat a … Read more…