save money by combining ingredients + budget meal plan {oct 14-18}

Did you all catch the yummy cinnamon rolls I shared last night?  They’re mighty good the next day too… just sayin’. Over the weekend I didn’t cook a lot. I baked cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie, but made no dinners.  We were treated to delicious dinners with friends and family’s on both Saturday and Sunday […]

budget meal plan {sept 22-27} + spending more on quality food

Hello and happy Monday!  I hear it’s officially fall as of yesterday.  It’s definitely fall weather here and was all weekend long.  We had another low key weekend and actually all did a bit of sleeping in (8am one day, then 8:30am the next – thank you Hunter!).  How was your weekend? Here’s a look […]

creamy cheddar broccoli bean soup + budget meal plan {sept 15-20}

I’ve totally fallen off the ‘share my weekly meal plan’ wagon.  Weekends away from home get me off routine.  Last weekend we were very much at home though (and didn’t do much of anything -it was  glorious), so I’m back with it again!  I’m already a couple days into this meal plan, but wanted to […]

budget meal plan {aug 18-23} + getting started with extreme couponing

Hello!  How are you all doing?  I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday, can you?  We were gone over the weekend, catching up with some friends – Jacob did lots of kid playing.  There were 5 kids total, the littlest one didn’t do much playing though. We also spent time with family and joined in for […]

budget meal plan {august 10-16} + grocery haul challenge

Grocery shopping was a bit more challenging this week, as far as staying within my $100 budget.  Before I share about that, here’s what we have planned to eat for the week! Saturday: chipotle lime grilled chicken skewers with avocado ranch + corn on the cob The avocado ranch was definitely needed – these chicken […]

budget meal plan {august 3-9} + grocery haul

Thank you all for the sweet congrats about our 2nd baby! Another week of meals planned is already underway.  Here are the deets. Saturday: carne asada, black beans, corn on the cob + chips and salsa [we had company that night] Sunday: BLATs [bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato] Monday: tamale pie [super fast to throw […]

weekend getaway, food budget and meal plan {july 29-aug 2}

August 1st marks mine and Jacob’s 5 year wedding anniversary (9 years together though!).  We celebrated by having our first night away from Hunter.  He had lots of fun at grandma and grandpa’s house and did so well! Every anniversary we get breakfast at Grey’s at the Park. It’s downtown Vancouver in the Hilton hotel […]

may meal plan + no recipe dinners

Good morning afternoon and happy Friday!  Yes, I’m a stay at home mom and still get excited about Friday… weekends are my favorite with more time with the hubby. Dinner’s this week have been definitely not very planned.  Check out the final week in my planning from last month… Yeah, the last week just didn’t […]