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 

20 Frugal Holiday Dishes for When You’re Broke

20 Frugal Holiday Dishes for When You’re Broke

Reading Time: 6 min Inexpensive, seasonal, real-food based dishes to feed a crowd, bring a side dish to share, or use up leftovers. Many of them are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, egg-free, and paleo. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. We don’t ever plan on 

5 Ways Watermelon Cakes are Easier & Faster Than You Think

5 Ways Watermelon Cakes are Easier & Faster Than You Think

Reading Time: 3 min   What does it mean when your signature cake is not actually a cake? You know I tease Pinterest-Moms (if they even exist), but lemme tell you. Pinterest saves my hiney multiple times a week. Need a recipe? Pinterest. Frugal but creative storage solution? Pinterest.