The first time we made a budget it didn’t look anything like the one we have today. It was a list of all our bills, expenses, and income on a piece of paper I tore out of a spiral notebook. ================================================================== Our Budget (Month) (Year) Name of bill $xx.xx (Date Due) Name of bill $xx.xx (Date Due) Name of bill $xx.xx … [Read more...] about Our Very First Super Simple Budget
If you're into steeping herbs and being a rock star and taking your time, you want my full recipe for How to Easily Make Your Own Shampoo With Great Lather! If you don't have time for that, this recipe is inexpensive and works beautifully. I sometimes don't find out one of my kids is out of shampoo until she's hollering from the shower and when that happens, this is my go-to … [Read more...] about Easy 30-Second Homemade Shampoo with Great Lather
We had some chicken thighs hanging out in the fridge for a while (my "as snotty as they sell at Walmart" brand) and even though a very lovely, dear, kind, almost nun-like lady is shipping me an extra meat grinder for my KitchenAid, my cooking instincts told me this meat wasn't going to last that long. I decided to suck it up and just this one time use my super-amazing 2 cup … [Read more...] about Chicken Nugget Recipe (or, Let’s All Try Not to Get Salmonella!)
The past few nights have been rough. I would watch the preschooler during the day while Mr. Brickie worked. Then, Mr. Brickie would come home and take care of the kids while I worked. Needless to say, he hates this arrangement. When we first got together he was all, "I'm so liberal when it comes to relationships. ehrmagherd I would never have a problem with you working … [Read more...] about Crock-Pot Ground Beef Stew Recipe Madness
This morning as I was dragging myself from my coffee cup to my bedroom to change into workout clothes, I had a weird thought. What if I slept in my workout clothes? Then, when the alarm goes off in the morning, I could just get up and do what I need to do. Does it sound crazy? I'd put on a clean workout outfit and then get up and workout. It seems really simple but … [Read more...] about Have You Ever…Slept In Workout Clothes?