The hubby has his check stub and it’s time to put the puzzle pieces together! These last few months have had some big expenses (mostly brought on by ourselves) and we are determined to make it all happen! Sometimes you need to change things up a bit to have a fresh start with finances! We will [...]

I am addicted! These gluten free frozen raw cookie dough balls are an amazing treat and so simple to make! Here’s the recipe: 1-1/4 cup gluten free flour (I used Namaste) 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened (I never remember to soften so end up putting it in a gallon plastic [...]

Yum! Just had Avocado Strawberry Salad for dinner again tonight and thought I’d share because it’s just that good! Avocado Strawberry Salad Nothing is measured … just a little of this and that: Lettuce (fresh from my brother’s farm) Cucumber Strawberries (they are delicious this time of year) Avocado (oh how I love avocado) Raisins Sunflower [...]

My daughter, Hazel, is growing like a weed and she’s leaving on a jet plane to a place with high humidity and temperatures much warmer than here in the Pacific Northwest. The last time Hazel wore these high water jeans I thought they were destined for the garage sale pile. Then, l had a lightbulb moment! Why [...]

Wednesday morning Blake kissed me good-bye and told me his plans for the day. In my morning stupor, I rarely remember everything he says and later try to recall … was he working out after work? Getting a haircut? Was it a late night at school? I do remember telling him this particular morning that [...]

Straight up, flat out, without a doubt, the budget is busted. We were on the right track, budgeting and living within our means and then life happened. Let me count the ways ….   1.  Landscaping: This one has been in the works. We set aside $2,000 from our tax refund to landscape the front yard. [...]

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