I have been a fan of Lisa Leake and her 100 Days of Real Food Blog since 2011, shortly after she started it. “Real Food on a Budget” was how I connected with her. In her first best-selling cookbook, Lisa succinctly maps out the reasons why and how she and her family cut out highly processed food. Through a series of small-steps of mini-pledges, shopping tips, and easy-to-follow recipes with beautiful color photos, she shows you how doable it is. This became one of our family fave staple recipes: Budget-Friendly Pesto. Now, Lisa is back with another cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous, the Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food. Continue reading “Not Just Make It Monday: Real Food “Fast and Fabulous” Everyday!”
#TBT: 5 Reasons to Own a Reel Push Mower (Including Teach Your Kid to Mow the Lawn!)
Four years later, we now have two out of three kids who mow the lawn! I still highly recommend getting one of these reel push mowers. The 5 reasons below still apply. Happy #TBT day! ~Aimee, TFF p.s. I need to add this item to my list on this previous post I did with Marilyn about quality items we own! Continue reading “#TBT: 5 Reasons to Own a Reel Push Mower (Including Teach Your Kid to Mow the Lawn!)”
Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom
As frugal people, we can probably all agree that we cut back on some parts of our lives in order to be indulgent in other parts of our lives. Enter…The Prom. Continue reading “Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom”
Wealthy Wednesdays Financial Advice: Marshmallows & Money
DON’T EAT THE MARSHMALLOWS!
Yes, that’s our nugget of financial advice for this week.
But what do we mean by that? What do marshmallows have to do with money?
It turns out…a lot. Continue reading “Wealthy Wednesdays Financial Advice: Marshmallows & Money”
Throw Back Thursday: What’s the Link Between Kids Cooking and Frugal Living?
Marilyn: The way to get kids into a frugal mindset at any age is NOT to say “We can’t afford that.” I’ve frequently spoken at workshops about how we, as parents, have to stop saying that to our kids because it sends the wrong message. Frugality is not poor. Continue reading “Throw Back Thursday: What’s the Link Between Kids Cooking and Frugal Living?”
Make It Monday Recipe Week 9: Blueberry Boy Bait Cake
Got hungry teens? This will not last long in your house! Not an “easy and quick” recipe, it is deliciously worth the time and money-saving effort to make a wholesome snack/breakfast food! Your kitchen will smell divine! Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 9: Blueberry Boy Bait Cake”