Big List of Frugal Summer Fun

Summer is my favorite season. It’s a beautiful time of year full of fun events, vacation and travel. As I had mentioned in Top 10 Thrifty Wins: June, June was a tough month. We stayed within the budget for the most part, but we still spent more than usual. What I’m learning about this journey […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Egg Bake

Rick makes this egg bake casserole each week for breakfast. He usually eats on it for most of the work week. Below is his basic recipe, but you can add or substitute other ingredients as you like such as: tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cheese or other types of peppers. Ingredients 1 lb breakfast sausage 2 […]

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Is a Side Hustle For You?

Recently, a friend asked Rick and me to teach a quick swing dance lesson at her wedding reception. We love to dance, so it was fun and easy for us, and I think the crowd really enjoyed it. After giving the lesson and showing off our swanky dance moves, we were approached by a wedding […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Thai Chicken Zoodles

I love this recipe for its sauce. Its creamy, salty, tangy, peanutty flavor is delicious! And you get plenty of vegetables with a nice amount of protein in this meal. Can’t beat that! Ingredients 2 tsp. olive oil, divided 1 lb. of chicken breast, diced 2 zucchini, spiralized 1 large carrot, peeled and julienned 1 […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: June

June was our most challenging month of budgeting so far. I had two big social events that lasted for multiple days. I had a difficult time trying to guess how much I would need to spend on these events. We also traveled a lot and went a little over in gas money, but we stayed […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Mango Salsa

This salsa is a hit at parties! People always ask for the recipe, so it’s probably time I record it somewhere. Ingredients 1 mango, peeled and diced 3 Roma tomatoes, diced 1 small jalapeno, diced 2 Tbsp diced onion 2 Tbsp lime juice ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. cumin ½ tsp. cayenne 2 Tbsp. […]

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Get Ready in Half the Time

Many of us feel frantic in the morning as we get ourselves ready for the day. We feel like there’s just not enough time to get everything done and we run out the door at the very last minute. Here are some suggestions for cutting your daily morning routine in half so you can have […]

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9 Items to Declutter from Your Kitchen

I love spending time cooking in my kitchen! It’s a great place to create recipes and prepare delicious meals, so I try to keep my creative space clean and organized. I find it’s good to go through and do a deep declutter every now and then to keep things fresh. Here’s a list of 9 […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Stuffed Pepper Enchiladas

This is one of my go-to recipes for entertaining. You can do the prep ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when guests arrive. And everyone loves it! Ingredients 2 c. cooked quinoa or couscous 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp onion powder 1 […]

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How to Make More Time: 7 Things to Cut Out

We all only have 24 hours in a day. We have different commitments, priorities and values. Regardless of how our time is spent, most people seem to want more of it. Here are 7 things to cut out or cut back on to “make” more time for the important things. 1. TV. This may be […]

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