Sunday, August 7, 2011

Introducing . . .

I've noticed that my personal family blog has recipes and money saving ideas that are constantly creeping into its posts. I decided to start this blog to have a place where I could post recipes, easy crafts, and other good ideas I've come across since becoming a wife and mother. I hope you find something useful!

How to Live On a Shoe String Budget
Once I got married I quickly realized that our sources of income came solely from the two of us and that we were accountable for how we spent or saved all our money. My husband comes form frugal genes and has been a good example and motivator. Since buying a house and having a baby I have become even more money conscious and obsessed with saving money - sometimes so much so that I spend too much money on deals at yardsales, Dollar Tree, etc., but that's a whole post in itself ; ) I really believe that you shouldn't spend more money on some things that can easily be found or made for a fraction of the cost so that you can save your money for things that really do cost a lot of money.

I've always liked to cook and when I was in Jr. High I really thought that someday I would go to culinary arts school. My mom told me I should get a real degree as a backup and then go to culinary arts school. Well, I guess I went the realistic route, but that doesn't mean I'll never go or that I can't be a chef in my own house. Since going to college and living with roommates I have grown a love for home cooked food and recently I have been trying to make more and more things homemade that I once thought could only be purchased at a store or restaurant. I love looking for recipes online and sometimes tweeking or perfecting them. I'll only share the really good ones and I'll only show pictures of the actual product I made. It bugs me when people post fake pictures they find on the internet and you make the recipe and it looks nothing like the picture.

Easy Crafts
I'm not very crafty but I like to do simple crafts for my house and as gifts. This topic will probably have the fewest number of posts.