Do Not Cook This When Your House Is on the Market | Love Now Sell Later -
the hard-to-swallow truth!
Presentation is Everything | Good Cheap Eats
Academy Fight Song | Thomas Frank | The Baffler -
Getting into college is like a gift from Santa, until people wake up thousands of dollars in debt.
An interesting analysis of college costs and returns.
Ms. Cheap: 25 tips for a happier (and cheaper) holiday season | The Tennessean | tennessean.com -
a good list of strategies
My guess is that this type of advice comes from real food advocates who never cooked much from scratch before their food conversion and so don’t realize how thrifty others already are. I know you’ve seen it too- the newly frugal and totally healthy eater who chirps brightly about how much food she saved when she started eating healthier choices because now she cooks everything from scratch, no more eating out, and no more freezer meals. —
About Food | The Common Room
Good distinctions between the cost of eating out vs. organic and cooking organic vs. conventional foods from scratch
Yes, we most certainly can afford to buy a Radio Flyer complete with a bell and streamers. It’d be pretty cool to watch our kids zip around town pedaling a fancy new ride. The money is there, but it’s not endless. We must prioritize and tell that money where to go. — Life Lessons from a Faded Purple Tricycle
I’ve given up on the “large table” dream and have put that energy into other things that really matter. Like being prepared for my guests, making sure I have a healthy, planned-out meal, and looking forward to good conversation and the honor of getting to know our guests more. — Inspiration: My Dining Room Isn’t Big Enough | reluctantentertainer.com Reluctant Entertainer I Sandy Coughlin - Lifestyle, Entertaining, Food, Recipes, Hospitality and Gardening
When you dig down deep to find ways to love your husband and cultivate romance in spite of all exhaustion, frustration, and financial limitation, you are making your marriage a priority. — Love in a Season of Want challenging the idea that date nights are essential for a happy marriage.
Favado: The Grocery App for the Busy Shopper
test this free app developed by Toni from The Happy Housewife
Vocational Homemaker: Menu Monday -
Supercook sounds like a great free resource for making meals with what you have on hand.
First, I think you have to let go of the magazine ideal of what a beautiful home should look like. A beautiful home consists of love, warmth, prayer, music, cooking smells, children’s laughter, aand light. If you have these things it won’t matter if your couch is shabby or if there is duct tape on the recliner (toss a blanket over it). —
Tales From The Bonny Blue House: Beauty Amongst the Chaos
Good points to ponder as I look at our getting-shabbier-by-the-kid furniture!
inexpensive way to dress up a nursery pot
DIY Homemade Gifts for Her | reluctantentertainer.com Reluctant Entertainer I Sandy Coughlin - Lifestyle, Entertaining, Food, Recipes, Hospitality and Gardening
Shower of Roses: Caroline’s Bonnet :: A 10th Birthday Cake
I am not a fondant lover, but this marshmallow version looks yummy and inexpensive for custom decorations.
Vocational Homemaker: I think I fixed my dishwasher -
buying commercial use detergent for home dishwashers
Sometimes I drive through McDonald’s for a large Diet Coke and a McChicken on my way to Whole Foods and I am not even kidding about that. Then I sit in my van in the parking lot and dine on chemicals and shame. —
I’m really crappy at being crunchy (a confessional) - SortaCrunchy
One of the funniest honest things I’ve read all year.