Holidays

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

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

  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.     Did you ever make frosted Christmas cookies? Or frosted birthday cakes? When I was growing up, buying […]

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

Save Money & Eat Healthy While Traveling

  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

  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

  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

    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

  We don’t ever plan on being broke for the holidays. We don’t plan on emergency medical bills, cars breaking down, or bankruptcy. But for some reason, those things love to happen in mid-autumn. You’re just gearing up for the holidays, and then life punches […]

5 Ways Watermelon Cakes are Easier & Faster Than You Think

5 Ways Watermelon Cakes are Easier & Faster Than You Think

  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. […]