Harnessing the power of leftovers

In a previous post, I talked about using a standing menu. In thinking about this approach to feeding my family and staying within a low grocery budget, I realized that eating left overs and designating left-over days on our menu forces us to forage in the refrigerator and cupboard for foods to add to the … Continue reading Harnessing the power of leftovers

Why I use a standing menu for weekly meals

I have been on a self-improvement quest and trying to simplify our family life for the last few years. I first started out with a weekly menu and then a monthly menu. I initiated this when my step-daughter was still an only -child. She liked being able to look at the menu and know what … Continue reading Why I use a standing menu for weekly meals

The hole-y underwear rule

I know, I know...i'm sorry if I have mislead you but I am not actually going to show you my underwear. Lets just say that 'Mom underwear' is different from not-a-mom-yet underwear and far different from single gal underwear. I love soft natural cotton clothing. My favorites are the well-worn, soft from many, many washings. … Continue reading The hole-y underwear rule

Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

I have posted previously about different ways to obtain an amazing and functional wardrobe for your children while spending very little money. So far I have covered hand-me-downs, end of season sales, and consignment shopping. So now it's time to dig deeper and spend even Less! Enter the thrift store... The most well-known thrift store … Continue reading Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

SWAP.com: Selling your clothes for cash. How it works and how you get paid!

Two years ago when I started my downsizing journey, I had totes full of clothing. Nice, designer clothing that I had worn pre-baby. I bought most of these items (Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Tahari) either on sale, at outlet stores, or a very favorite chain store "Value City", which went out of business years ago. … Continue reading SWAP.com: Selling your clothes for cash. How it works and how you get paid!

Hand me downs, organizing, and decluttering

I recently posted about the worthiness of hand-me-downs and consignment shopping. I must have put some good vibes into the universe because a friend stopped by a few days later with bags of hand-me-downs for baby#2 (Score!). Being gifted some clothing combined with my baby having a growth spurt in a matter of days, I … Continue reading Hand me downs, organizing, and decluttering