Budget-Friendly & Allergy-Free Stocking Stuffers

Budget-Friendly & Allergy-Free Stocking Stuffers

Reading Time: < 1 min Simple allergy-free, budget-friendly stocking stuffers and a reminder that YOU get to decide what Christmas looks like in your family. If you like this post, you might like our other Holiday posts!

6 Smart Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

6 Smart Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

Reading Time: < 1 min Allergies are no joke – especially when you’re on a budget. Here are 6 ways our family has successfully hosted and allergy-free (and DELICIOUS) Thanksgiving for over 5 years.

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Reading Time: 4 min When you’re trying to save money and eat healthy, holidays are a struggle. During Easter, I feel like stores throw every kind of baby animal-shaped chocolate at my face. Between that and my inexplicable love for malted milk balls in the shape of robins eggs,…

How to Freeze Buttercream Frosting

How to Freeze Buttercream Frosting

Reading Time: 3 min  Don’t throw away that extra frosting! Here’s how you can easily freeze buttercream frosting for up to 3 months. A simple way to save money.  This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Did you ever make frosted Christmas cookies? Or frosted…

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

Reading Time: 4 min   One fall, before kids, steady housing, and other adult responsibilities, it was just me and Chris. Our budget was so tight it was suffocating, but we had some cash saved from our wedding. Instead of using our carefully squirreled money on something practical, like…

Make Old Favorites Better: Swap for Real Food Ingredients

Make Old Favorites Better: Swap for Real Food Ingredients

Reading Time: 5 min   How to Substitute for Frugal, Real Food Ingredients. As my family transitioned to real food, we swapped many ingredients for baking with healthier substitutes. Here are some tips I’ve found extremely valuable.     When I was 12, my mom was basically terrified of…

When You’re Broke for the Holidays

When You’re Broke for the Holidays

Reading Time: < 1 min   We didn’t plan on being broke. It just kind of happened. At the height of the recession, we could barely make ends meet, and Christmas was coming. The holidays had always been full of planning and traveling, gift exchanges and shopping… until we had…

Save Money & Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Save Money & Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Reading Time: 3 min     The holidays used to give me a lot of anxiety. Between the traditional food everyone expects and the sugar influx that starts at Halloween, the holidays were a hot mess made of dollar signs and insulin. We were in a season where we ate…