Life in Bullet Points #3

  Attempting bread baking again. Started a loaf yesterday and exercised real patience to try and soak it for the first time.  My friend Sarah had a recipe that already had the soaking instructions incorporated and I could not help but soak it…although it was a little painful to wait even longer. Currently the dough…

Trip to Grocery Outlet 1-25-13

Today I hit up the Grocery Outlet near downtown Salem.  Found a few fun things and thought I would share a picture and some prices for those who are interested.   Total today for all of this was $46.11. Here is what I got: Organic Yellow Potatoes $2.49 Organic Coconut Milk $1.99 Tillamook Sour Cream…

Review-Kashi’s Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares

I was recently selected to sample a new Kashi product through a Moms Meet sampling program.  I always get a little giddy when I get what I like to call “happy mail”.  Both my husband and children thought they were yummy and had great texture.  They even snuck in some ingredients like sweet potatoes and…

Life in Bullet Points #2

Yesterday I found the twinners cuddling like I have not seen for a LONG time. Melt me now.  I overheard her softly say to him, “I want to cuddle because I love you and it is so cozy.” Yesterday I ordered the mother of all planners. My Erin Condren planner will be shipping “on or…

$100 a Month Grocery Challenge Wrap Up

*After a couple of my friends asked me about how the month went, I remembered I needed to write an update on our totally (not so) interesting month of going cheap on groceries. -Go HERE if you want to read my first post about challenge. During the month of August I challenged myself to try…

How to Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

One of the supplements we give our children on a regular basis is Elderberry. It is fabulous for immune support.  The stuff is pretty spendy and I wondered if I could make my own.  We were initially paying about $13 for a 1oz bottle, and then started buying the 4oz bottle for a little over…

Old Navy Back to School Sales (through 8/15)

Its that time of year. Even though it sure feels like Summer, the stores are calling it “Back to School”.  For us homies (homeschoolers), back to school means time to stock up on jeans and school/art supplies for the year.  Old Navy is where we tend to get most of our jeans for the little…

$100 a Month Grocery Challenge

For the last couple weeks I have been thinking about taking a month to really cut back on grocery spending and eat mostly from what we have on hand.  We have a fairly stocked freezer with a good amount of fruits and veggies and a few packages of meat. Our pantry is moderately stocked and…

How I use Ebates to Earn Free Money

I have had some friends ask about ways I earn money and gift cards.  I am going to start posting more on some of my favorite sites and programs I use. In addition to Swagbucks, Ebates is one of the easiest ways I earn free money.  This is not something where you earn points for…

Wainscoting Project Reveal

Our walls in our eating area were showing serious signs of wear.  The finger slime spots were a bit out of control and the chairs were leaving marks.  We decided that beadboard/wainscoting would be a cute solution.  My dad is a gem and did the bulk of the work.  He went with me to purchase…