When we got back from our vacation to ABQ I mentioned my husband and I were going to be starting a new personal challenge--30 days of no processed foods. We will only be eating REAL foods. Nothing that has been chemically altered, genetically made or modified, and nothing that is "artificial" Basically, if I can't make it from scratch, or I have no idea what is in the ingredient list--then we aren't eating it.Throughout the time we have been together (almost 8 years!!) we ... Read More about 30 Days of Real Food Challenge–Intro
I touched on this when we first started talking about couponing, but I thought I would go into a little more detail as to how I organize my coupons. Now there are several methods out there, and you may want to try out a few ways to find the right fit for you. Personally, I use the binder method. It's a pretty simple concept--you organize all of your coupons into one 3-ring binder. You can use just a plain binder you get at the Dollar Store--or you can be totally awesome like me, and use THIS ... Read More about Organizing Your Coupons–The Binder Method
As you know, I recently got home from a much needed vacation to Albuquerque, NM for some camping and hiking. This was my first time camping that I was responsible for making sure we had everything we needed. Usually we go camping with my family, and my mom is a master at camping. She literally thinks of EVERYTHING you would need. If you forgot it, don't worry, mom has 10 of them in her camping tote. Needless to say, I was worried I was going to forget something ... Read More about FREE List of What to Pack when Camping
I know it's been a little quiet around here lately. The hubby and I just got back from a much-needed vacation to Albuquerque, New Mexico where we visited some of his family, went hiking and camped. I was pretty busy before hand packing up everything--and making list upon list of what to bring--cleaning up the house, and making sure plans were set for all of the animals. We took Delilah of course, left Jack and William at home with big bowls of food, and boarded Roxy. It's always amazing how ... Read More about …And I’m Back!
My hubby's birthday was this weekend (May 11th) and he turned the big 3-0--he's still in denial. Since it was his big day I let him decide what he wanted for his birthday dinner, and dessert. I figured he'd say steaks and a homemade apple pie, but he surprised me by requesting Italian Beef--easy peasy--and a homemade Cheesecake, not the No-bake kind--uh oh.I have made one other cheesecake in my life, and while my family raved about it, I was less than impressed. ... Read More about I Made it from Pinterest–New York Style Cheesecake