home
MeredithButton300
quote
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

6 months ago

October 23, 2013
quote
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.

6 months ago

October 23, 2013
quote
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.

6 months ago

October 21, 2013
quote
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.

6 months ago

October 17, 2013
photo  Favado: The Grocery App for the Busy Shopper 
test this free app developed by Toni from The Happy Housewife

 Favado: The Grocery App for the Busy Shopper 

test this free app developed by Toni from The Happy Housewife

6 months ago

October 8, 2013
link Vocational Homemaker: Menu Monday

Supercook sounds like a great free resource for making meals with what you have on hand. 

6 months ago

September 30, 2013
quote
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!

7 months ago

September 19, 2013
photo  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.

 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.

7 months ago

September 17, 2013
link Vocational Homemaker: I think I fixed my dishwasher

buying commercial  use detergent for home dishwashers 

7 months ago

August 29, 2013
quote
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.

9 months ago

July 23, 2013
photo  Ordo Amoris: Blue Plate Special 
Cindy discusses metabolism, cooking, and Hidden Art of Homemaking.

 Ordo Amoris: Blue Plate Special 

Cindy discusses metabolism, cooking, and Hidden Art of Homemaking.

10 months ago

June 18, 2013
photo The Shabby Creek Cottage | Decorating | Craft Ideas | DIY: DIY wood floors (and an upcoming project sneak peek!) 
wood plank floors for 75-cents a square foot, great for a rustic setting
If you think about it, most old homes had plain plank floors before finished hardwoods became available.

The Shabby Creek Cottage | Decorating | Craft Ideas | DIY: DIY wood floors (and an upcoming project sneak peek!) 

wood plank floors for 75-cents a square foot, great for a rustic setting

If you think about it, most old homes had plain plank floors before finished hardwoods became available.

10 months ago

June 14, 2013