Continuing our theme of weeknight meals that are budget and time friendly for the crazy holiday season, I’d like to share this versatile and delicious pasta dish. The ingredients are a combination of common dollar store grocery finds and the kind of leftovers you’d find in our fridge at any given time. That’s the “surprise”:… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinners: Spaghetti Surprise with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Two years ago (when Evie was just a little thing) I was given a bag of used hand-me-down children’s clothes from a friend. Among the numerous items of clothing and shoes I was excited to discover Christmas outfits for all three of my kids, including a dress for my baby girl… until I realized that… Continue reading DIY Toddler Christmas Dress Makeover
The holiday season can be a real time-suck AND budget wrecker… a fact that becomes especially apparent when planning daily meals and grocery shopping lists for a hungry family. That being said, I’m going to be sharing a few of our favorite EASY weeknight meals, the majority of ingredients for which can be purchased at… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinner: Pizza Bread!
My three and five year old kids are both HUGE fans of Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Needless to say, they practically danced a jig when they saw the Welcome To Main Street board game. I brought it out on a rainy Saturday afternoon when the kids were full of energy but locked inside. It proved to… Continue reading Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Welcome to Main Street Game
Thanks to the blessing and curse that is Pinterest, I recently stumbled across Cupcakes and Kale Chip‘s recipe for Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. It sounded incredibly delicious… and incredibly convenient since I had chicken breast and a pack of burger buns in the freezer. What really sealed the deal was the 10-pack of… Continue reading Slow Cooker Indigeny Hard Cider Pulled Chicken
Like they always do this time of year, several posts and recipes have been circulating through Pinterest and Facebook describing the wondrous miracle of making a whole turkey in a slow cooker. Having an unhealthy obsession with my own slow cooker, my interest was always piqued …but turkeys aren’t cheap. Last year however, we were blessed… Continue reading Roasted Turkey vs. Slow Cooker Turkey
Happy Halloween! Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Unveiling this year’s costume theme! I’d say “drum rolls please” but if you haven’t already figured it out from the title and photos then no amount of tongue-rolling and lap patting is going to help you… We chose the Super Mario Bros. movie this… Continue reading DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes