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How to make Cinnamon Knots

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Just want the PDF printable cinnamon knots recipe?  Click here! Stupid short days!). Done is better than perfect. Softened butter, melted butter. 

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Our Christmas tree

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I’m usually too lazy to get the tripod out when I take pictures, but I drug it out last night like a responsible picture-taking person.

Q&A | Vitamix Issues + How many clothes do kids need?

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So my wife and I recently took the plunge, and we love the Vitamix , when it seems to work, that is. She does the layers properly. Thanks! Hey Ben!

What I Spent, What We Ate | I wanted to be under budget…

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And I thought I might make it this week! But I needed to go to Costco (just for frozen fruit) and we all know how that ends up. February Spending.

52 New Recipes, week 7 | Arroz con Pollo

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Since I didn’t do any flying on a jet plane this week, I did actually try a new recipe! Next Week’s Recipe. How about you? Dish! __.

What I Spent, What We Ate | I didn’t do a lot of cooking!

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As I told you yesterday, I had an unusual week , so my grocery shopping and cooking routines were a little out of whack.  But mostly for good reasons!

52 New Recipes |Welp, I flew to Florida this week.

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(Alternately: Why I Did Not Try A New Recipe This Week). So, Mr. FG’s birthday is this month. and got him all set up. Cue the heart-eyes emoji.

Molasses Oatmeal Bread

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Just need the recipe?  Click here for a printable Molasses Oatmeal Bread recipe. But still, it’s not exactly junk food, and it IS really yummy.

This and That | Hot chocolate, from-scratch faves, and more

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This post contains affiliate links, which help keep the lights on around here at no extra cost to you. Hello, readers!  Ready? Hot chocolate mix.

Q&A | High School Dating and Window Mildew Cleaning

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My mom referred me to your blog because I keep telling her how unsatisfied I am with the school system. My oldest child is a freshman in high school.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Starting off with a bang!

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It’s a new month, so I’m working with a fresh pile of grocery money. What I Spent. Update: she tried it and thought it was disgusting.

52 New Recipes, week 4 | Skillet Chicken with Orzo

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Amazon links are affiliate links. In 2017, I’m trying one new recipe per week…so, 52 new recipes over the course of a year. Boring.

What I’m Into | January 2017

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Amazon links are affiliate links. Linking up with Hopeful Leigh to share what I was into in January! Reading. So, we did! Nothing else could compare.

Five Frugal Things | Some saving, some earning

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1. I ate leftovers for lunch. We had leftover Japanese Pork and Ramen soup , so I heated it up for lunch. activated a rebate card. And $70 is $70. 3.

Why I Love Turbo Tax (and why I think you will too!)

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This post is brought to you by TurboTax. heart TurboTax so much! The only reason I’ve been able to manage this streak of self-filing? Easy peasy.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | a belt-tightening week

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That cost me $15.38. Then I made a regular grocery shopping trip, which I did put off as long as possible.  But we were out of eggs.  And butter.

52 New Recipes, Week 4 |

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This week’s recipe. This is pretty handy…one sauce, two applications. love how fast couscous is to make. Next week’s recipe.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

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Time for a bit of miscellaneous stuff today. Sonia started a blog! But for someone just starting out, like Sonia, Bluehost is perfect. Anyway!

How to make homemade egg bread

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Just here for the recipe? Click here for a printable Egg Bread PDF. But it’s taken me FOREVER to get around to posting it. The add in the eggs.

My 7 best tips for saving on college textbooks (plus win a $100 gift card!)

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Thank you Barnes & Noble for sponsoring this post. It was pretty serendipitous. So, if you’re a homeschooling parent of small kids, read on!

What I Spent, What We Ate | In January, I spent all the grocery dollars.

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What I Spent. Ok! I did take a picture this week, so, yay me. spent $80.62 on the groceries you see pictured here. That puts me at $198 for the week.

52 New Recipes, Week 3 | Thai Beef Salad

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In 2017, I’m trying 52 new recipes; one per week.  At least, that’s what I’m hoping to do! This Week’s Recipe. Sweet. Anyhoo.

Five Frugal Things

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Let’s see…what frugal things did I do yesterday? 1. No matter what else is going on, I make a gallon of yogurt nearly every week.

Right now, I am…

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nursing a cold that I got on Friday.  having a normal school day, as Mr. FG is at work. The darkness and cloudiness of winter are not my favorite.

What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s only the second week of January?

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For some reason, I feel like it’s been January for a lot longer than 13 days.  What I Spent. dropped $145.63 at the grocery store this week.

52 New Recipes | Week 2

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In 2017, I’m committing to trying one new dinner recipe per week. Can I stick with it? Time will tell. But week two went better! Your turn!

An update on my Bali Elf flats, 2.5 years later

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A couple of years ago, my cheap black flats gave out on me because the faux leather started flaking off. The shoes right after I got them. So, 2.5

What I learned in 2016

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This is going to be kind of an off-topic post, so if you hate that kind of thing, you can stop here! 2016 was kind of a weird year for me.

Today’s the last day to get your Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning set!

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This post contains affiliate links. It’s yours free with your first $20 purchase, and you get free shipping too. Happy cleaning, everyone!

Remember the jars I was melting wax out of?

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This post contains affiliate links. In case you missed that, my tip for neatly getting wax out of candle jars is right here. Oh, right. However! Sweet.

What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s a new year!

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It’s been a while since I wrote one of these.  What I Spent. That’s a pretty good price for feeding six people. Anyway! Week 1: $164.64.

52 New Recipes | week one

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In 2017, I’m committing to trying one new dinner recipe per week. Can I stick with it? Time will tell. Allllrighty! This week’s new recipe.

Answers to some Christmas questions

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When I posted our Christmas pictures on Monday , you guys had a few questions for me about Christmas shopping and kids. Christmas

Need some fresh cleaning supplies for the new year?

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This post contains affiliate links. Anyway. And you get free shipping too, so your only out of pocket cost is the $20 of merchandise from Grove. Yay!).

Just a few Christmas pictures

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I didn’t take as many Christmas Day photos as I have in years past …but I do have a few to share. Isn’t it great? This one is mine.

A new feature for 2017!

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Apologies for the inadvertent radio silence here this week! I’ve been very very busy being very not-productive. Just take the photo.).

Merry Christmas!

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Cue annual pea coat photo: We also did a terrible-faces-pea-coat-photo.  Not to brag, but we’re apparently pretty good at this. Christmas

A very small cleaning-wax-out-of-jar-candles tip

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I know that most of you are going to be busy in the next few days getting ready for the holidays and the same is true here at my house.

I really love my tea kettle.

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This post contains affiliate links. Mr. FG and the kids bought the Capresso electric kettle (recommended by Cook’s Illustrated) for me 2.5

Today I am…

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nursing a cold I came down with on Friday. grateful that at least I didn’t come down with it on Christmas weekend. drinking a green smoothie.