Monthly Archives: September 2012

Getting to the end

Because I’ve blown it a couple of times this month, we really reigned in at the grocery story, spending a whopping $12.67 at the grocery store on Monday. I was able to snag some more Panera bread after we got … Continue reading

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Out of here!

This last weekend our church had a ladies’ retreat. It. Was. Awesome. And so very needed. Nora is super cute and really fun, except when she isn’t. I needed a break and Chris was super gracious to take the kids for … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup, Crockpot Burritos & Baked Rice Bowls

Whoops, sorry for the hiatus. I hope you weren’t waiting on my blog for your dinner plans ;). Tuesday it felt like fall had finally arrived. It was cool, clear, crisp and just lovely. My meal plan said, “Rice Bowls” … Continue reading

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Checking In

So we tallied our spending for the month on Friday evening. We felt great having spent only $168 for the month so far. So Saturday we took a spur of the moment trip to a local u-pick farm. Whoops! There … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup + Mama Tip #4

Do you love breakfast goods like we do? Do you love real maple syrup but can’t always bring yourself to splurge (it’s a splurge in this house anyhow)? Do you really dislike the flavor of store-bought “syrup?” Good news, there … Continue reading

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

We love the fall. Cool, crisp mornings, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts, apple cider, multi-colored leaves, the list could go on and on of things that get us going about fall. One thing that hubby loves about fall … Continue reading

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Chicken and Orzo Skillet, Potato Soup

I don’t know if this is a very cheap meal. I just know I had some chicken I needed to use up and orzo in the pantry. If I was to make this again, I’d add more orzo and less … Continue reading

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Today my handsome, hardworking, loving, gentle, funny, sweet husband turns 30. I hope I get to spend the next 30 with him.  

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Mama Tip #3 + Beans and Rice

I’ve been asked pretty often how I use dried beans in my meal planning. What happens when you wake up in the morning or start to wonder around lunchtime what you’ll be making for dinner? You think, “Mmmm, beans sound … Continue reading

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Another Night of Breakfast

We enjoyed having some friends over for dinner tonight and decided to have breakfast for dinner once again. Way back in the day when Chris and I were rockin’ the newly wed life, we served in our local church by … Continue reading

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