Thursday, April 2, 2009
I do have lots of good recipes and ideas in my archives so make sure you check all of those out. And this is not a good bye, just a see you later.
Happy Cooking, Happy Couponing, and Happy Mommying!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Dylan and his family attend my parent's Church. I have known Dylan's mom on and off for about 13 years. What an amazing family!
Check out their blog (the link is above) and please remember to pray for Dylan and his family.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
My great-great grandfather bought it for my Grandma when my mom was a little girl. So my mom grew up with the piano.
Then my Grandma gave it to my mom when I was a little girl. So I grew up with it. Then it went back to my Grandma's house when my parent's moved after I got married.
Now that we are in our own house we got the Piano. So my girls will grow up with it! Emma already knows that when she grows up and gets married and has children she will get the piano. To which she replies, "and then I will give it to my kids and they will give it to their kids." To which I reply, "that would be the plan." The she reminds that she does not plan on ever getting married because she wants to be a missionary! The kid deserves the piano no matter what :o)
Monday, March 16, 2009
I break the list into groups: meats, desserts, breakfasts, sides, etc... This way if I need a side dish for a meal I can just go to "sides" and see what I have in my freezer that will work. Same goes for the meat. Before I go to the grocery store I can check my list and see what meats I already have in the fridge and make a "Le Menu" from those meats!
Friday, March 13, 2009
I no longer make a weekly plan. Instead I make "Le Menu". It looks something like this:
All this is is a list of all the meals I have already prepared in the freezer or I have all the stuff to make it from scratch. This way, every morning I just look at the "Le Menu" see what my palette is thinking and we decide on that night's dinner then. After I prepare the meal I simple cross it off from my list so I know it is no longer available.
I usually have lunches and breakfasts listed on there as well so I don't have to think about what we have for them either.
This idea has worked well for me and my family. If you are struggling with getting a weekly menu on the fridge give this a try and see if it works for you :o)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ten years later.....I never made Avon out to be a "business". My primary job in life is to be a wife and a mother and everything else is just extracurricular. All of my customers are either family or friends. People that I see on a normal basis so that I don't have to spend much time delivering my orders. I have about 5 regular customers and 5 who order occasionally. But that is all that I need to pay for the things that I order from Avon. See how that works?
I spend and average of 1 hour a month putting my orders together and getting the product in my customers' hands. That then allows me to buy all of my makeup, cleansers, lotions, and more at a cost of $0.
I am not on a sales pitch here whatsoever, folks. All I am saying is that there are many other opportunities out there to be frugal and to save your family money and they don't take a chunk of your time either. Of course, before you go signing up for anything, make sure that you and your hubby discuss it and that it would benefit your family.
Happy Frugalitarianism :o)
(one of my customers and she's also my sister!)