Monthly Archives: August 2011


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Y’all like that song?  Price Tag?  It’s a goody.   Well, it’s not true.    Kind of.  This week’s emergency kit focus is going to be on the money.  Ideally, you can put a bunch away, but realistically, probably not.  So, let’s focus on putting a little away each week, or each month.  Ya got an extra $5 at the end of the week?  Throw it in there.  You DON’T have any extra dough lying around?  Find a way to […]

Emergency Kits – It’s Not About the Money, Money, Money


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Another week, another menu…I feed my family of four on a monthly budget of $300.  That budget includes any going out to eat, diapers for my son, and general household needs (toiletries, cat food, etc).  I wanted to post what we eat on a weekly basis to give you an idea (an asterisk indicates a new recipe I’m trying) :     Monday 22 – Grilled burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit salad   Tuesday  23 – *Honey Chicken Kabobs […]

Menu Monday 08/22/11



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The last week of summer. That went by fast.  I’m gonna miss hanging with my munchkins all day. Although, the house may be cleaner now.  There’s always a silver lining, right?   Here’s how I did last week: Annual backyard camp out. – YES Make and freeze a bunch of after school snacks. – YES Volunteer at the school, take my daughter to her SEP. – YES Take the kids to do some last minute summer stuff – YES, Munchkin […]

5 Things Challenge 8/21/11


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Last weekend my family had a family reunion.  I was unable to go, but my mom and sister’s family went and had a grand ole’ time.  While there, they decided to pick me some cherries from my grandpa’s cherry bushes.  (To learn more about what Bush Cherries are, GO HERE) I knew they were going to pick me some and I was pumped.  I figured I’d make a few batches of bush cherry jam (Munchkin’s favorite).  I did not expect […]

Bush Cherry Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars




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Back to school means new school supplies, new clothes, new routines, a new lunch box…and for those eating gluten free, it can mean new anxieties.   Jules Gluten Free has created an e-Book called Back to School with Jules.  It is full of gluten-free recipes, as well as tips for all of us living gluten free.  Regularly $9.95, for a limited time you can download this e-book for FREE!!   Simply GO HERE to add Back to School with Jules […]

Jule’s Gluten Free Back to School FREE e-Book




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Another week, another menu…I feed my family of four on a monthly budget of $300.  That budget includes any going out to eat, diapers for my son, and general household needs (toiletries, cat food, etc).  I wanted to post what we eat on a weekly basis to give you an idea (an asterisk indicates a new recipe I’m trying) :       Monday 15 – *GF Beer Battered Fish, rice, salad   Tuesday 16 – Taco Soup, breadsticks   […]

Menu Monday 08/15/11