The Fast Food Falacy

Our first month is almost done! All of our hard and fast expenses are out, now it’s all down to our more “free flowing” expenses. It wasn’t easy. We definitely slipped up a few times. We realized a large portion of our expenses went to unplanned/uncategorized things. Basically splurge spending. $20 here and $30 there…

3 steps to fulfilling our Frugal Dream

It’s been awhile since I made a post- we moved recently and are finally feeling settled again. We moved from a condo into a house. We also got a lot of cocked heads when we told people we were moving in the Denver metro area when the market was so high. I mean, we didn’t…

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

I love making desserts- and I especially love making them for birthdays. It started with birthday cakes, then pies, now… Cheese cakes! My sister has always been the one to make cheesecake- and she’s awesome at it! It was her birthday month and when I asked what she wanted, she said cheesecake. I’ve never made…

Quinoa egg muffins

These are literally my favorite breakfast. They’re easy, healthy, and you make one batch and have breakfast for the week! Being able to stay at home so much has been awesome, but one of the hardest things is making breakfast. Ben NEEDS protein in the am to function, and Charlotte loves eggs, me? I have…

Gluten free, no oil, no processed sugar carrot zucchini flax muffins

There’s healthy, and then there’s a gluten free vegan eating tofurkey in a Prius. This falls somewhere in-between the two. I think eating one of these muffins could potentially increase your iq by like 20 points. Or be considered a detox- muffin detox! It’s a thing now, you’re welcome. I came up with this recipe…

Gluten Free Honey Ginger Shrimp Tacos

You know what’s stressful? House hunting! You know what’s not? Eating tacos. Ben and I saw our 23rd-26th houses this weekend and ended with nothing. We decided to make ourselves feel better, we wanted to hunker down and have a movie party! Just our little family. Ben made one of my all time favorite meals-honey…

Non toxic edible finger paint!

Have you ever read the children’s book “if you give a mouse a cookie” by Laura numeroff? Well it might as well have been titled “Any Given Day with a Toddler”. In the chaos that has been our last month and a half or so, I have been randomly packing up a few of the…