Category: Homemaking

Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping April 3-15

Ever feel like you have fallen off the bandwagon with something?  It’s typically dieting or exercise or quitting smoking that you hear about, but I have fallen off of the “grocery shopping on budget” bandwagon.  I mentioned in a previous post some ways that we save money on groceries.  While those still apply, I have been […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

I find myself baking more than ever before.  Most week days, I pack 3 lunches (for my husband and 2 kids).  As I have gone through the grocery stores, even the less expensive ones, like Aldi, I have become more and more aware of two things regarding snack items: 1) pre-packaged almost always costs more […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

We live on the second floor of a big old farmhouse.  The washing machine is located in the cellar…2 flights of stairs below….exactly 29 stairs if I take the front way or 28 stairs if I take the back way.  That being said, there are days that I do not do laundry because I don’t […]