Make Your Own Hula Hoops


We went to a festival a few weeks ago and the kids had a blast hula hooping. So, we bought a roll of irrigation piping and made our own. One 100 ft roll and 10 connectors made 10 hoops of varying sizes for a variety of kidlets. Total cost $20.51

Really loving Lucky’s Market


Check and see if you have one locally–Lucky’s Market. They have awesome sales, great produce selection, and also a great meat department.  Lots of other nice stuff too, but I mainly stick to the sales! Chow for a few days for hungry kids…… I walked out with a cart-full of groceries. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts […]

Not busy but where did the time go?

It was a not busy day, but where did the time go? All of a sudden it is 11:30 p.m., and I’ve not written a blog post (I really wanted to write one a day for the whole month of January!). I know I did some cooking, cleaning, laundry today–don’t I every day? Of course […]

Bacon Brussels Recipe


If you think Brussel Sprouts are icky, you just haven’t had them fresh and well-prepared. If you already like them, you’ll love this easy recipe. We eat this as a main meal item, and a nice big bowl of it will fuel you up on veggies! There are just five main ingredients in this–butter, bacon, […]

Thriftier Thrift Shopping

Items I acquired at thrift on a recent trip.

We all know that thrift stores are places you can find a good deal and save some cash, but you can save even more money if you know how to shop them. First, find a store that is convenient enough for you to frequent on a regular basis. Talk to the employees and find out […]