Category Archives: Finance/DIY

“You Are One Smart Cookie” Teacher Appreciation Gift with Free Printable Tags

Are you looking for a thoughtful teacher appreciation gift to give your kids’ teachers? Last year I gave my kids’ teachers little pails filled with a variety of items. You can see them here. This year I decided to give … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Musing #28

Welcome to the 28th Meal Plan (food ideas in bold).  Well, I wasn’t planning on taking a week + off the blog, but Jonathan went out of town to T4G (Together for the Gospel) Conference, and I was the sole … Continue reading

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Wise Planting Tip from an Organic Farmer, Our Garden in Pictures, and an Update on Back to Eden Gardening without Weeds

The other day I was talking garden with a few friends, and we were sharing our personal plans for this year’s vegetable gardens. The conversation included my friend Cheryl who formerly owned an organic farm with her husband and sold … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Musings #27

Welcome to the 27th Meal Plan (food ideas in bold). Spring is here! I love feeling the warmth of the sun on my back. I love that I just went on my first run (okay, jog/walk) with my new nine … Continue reading

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Our Tip for Eating Frugal Organic Chicken and Crock-pot Seasoned Drumsticks

Today I am sharing how we eat organic chicken on a budget and a recipe for crock-pot seasoned drumsticks. This is the most frugal way I know at this time to get organic chicken. Thrifty Thinking Slow Cooker Saturdays At … Continue reading

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