Recycled Feast – Free-For-All Veggie Pizza

Unless I’m following a fancy Pinterest recipe, my cooking is usually very basic with fresh, healthy ingredients. And as I explained in my previous Recycled Feast post, Anything Goes Quesadillas, I often morph leftovers from various meals to make a new meal. It saves money by pushing grocery shopping back another day and it uses food that would otherwise go to waste, which is a big pet peeve of mine.

I recently used a drawer full of leftover veggies to make a flavor-packed pizza. (more…)

Just Not Good Enough – My Struggle With Mom Guilt

Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.

When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom I feel guilty that I’m no longer bringing in money for the family. And I will never come close to my vision of a domestic goddess.

And some times all the little guilt voices in my head gang up and the weight of it all feels very heavy. (more…)

Make Your Own Candles

I can think of few things that make a home more cozy, comfortable and pleasant than candles. I always have some burning in the evening and I love the seasonal scents. They also make great gifts for family, friends and kids’ teachers. The problem is they are usually really expensive. I love Yankee Candles but can’t afford them. The few I’ve had and cherished were gifts.

But great news! You don’t need to buy great candles.. because you can make them on your own!! (more…)

Frugal Mom’s Guide To After-Holiday Shopping

I love holidays. Who doesn’t, right? But you wanna know a secret? The after-holiday shopping may even thrill me more than the actual holiday. I’m always on the hunt for a bargain. I think I might actually be allergic to paying full price for anything. It makes me itchy.

After Halloween is a great time to score some scary good deals on decor and craft supplies.

Here are a few I’ve found and my guide to not going off the rails. Because I have. Many times. (more…)

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