Author: Kayla K

Taco Biscuit Hotdish Recipe

Taco Biscuit Hotdish Recipe

When Spencer left for work this morning, he asked me to use up a pound of hamburger that was in the refrigerator.  I was a little disappointed as I was planning on ham and cheese soup, but when life gives you hamburger, make taco biscuit hotdish!  This is a family...

Prepare Your Plarn!

Prepare Your Plarn!

There is more to recycling plastic than dumping them in the bins outside the superstores.  You can make plarn! “Plarn” is plastic yarn made from crinkly plastic grocery sacks.  When crocheted up it makes a durable material that is strong, colorful, and easy to clean. In the next weeks I...

Walmart Bra Shopping: An Uplifting Experience

Walmart Bra Shopping: An Uplifting Experience

The “Redneck Woman” song was playing in my head as I entered Walmart yesterday.  For some reason I thought you quit growing in high school but here I am at 21 repositioning my girly stuff all over again.  In the past few years I’ve bought in to the whole Victoria’s...

There Once Was A Grandma Named Carmen…

There Once Was A Grandma Named Carmen…

It’s one of those nights when I’m so tired that I can’t sleep.  I’m excited that I got the chance to go home for Spencer’s Grandma’s birthday party.  I have to work tomorrow but it turned out his cousin was going there and coming back all tonight.  So I hitchhiked. ...

Green Pepper Stuffing

Green Pepper Stuffing

My mom used to make these great stuffed green peppers.  They were filled with rice, hamburger, and onions.  I was hungry for someting tasty and thought I’d try my own version single-skillet style. You will need: 1 onion 1 small can of mushrooms 2 green peppers 1 26-oz can spaghetti...

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Some Green

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Some Green

Happy Earth Day everybody! I like reading non-fiction about “going green” and being thrifty.  I’ve found that the books have the same content with a different cover.  Saving the world certainly has an effect on saving money.  Here’s some ways that I’ve found. 1. Upcycle.  This is my favorite thrifty...

10 Ways to be Wallet and Waistline Friendly

10 Ways to be Wallet and Waistline Friendly

In a previous post I mentioned how following a budget is a lot like following a diet: 1. Don’t be too restrictive 2. Choose a plan you can stick to long-term 3. If you make a mistake, don’t get too discouraged.  Start fresh the next day. Have you noticed that...

10 Reasons to Love your Library

10 Reasons to Love your Library

I read in the May issue of Money magazine today (while at the library, of course) that applications for library cards are up 1/3 in Boston.  It’s about time folks! I can’t sing the praises of local public libraries enough.  In my early-adult-shuffling-around years, the first thing I always do...

My Heroes

My Heroes

In one of my classes today I had to write a reflection on my strengths, weaknesses, leadership style, heroes, etc. Blech! I surprised myself by really having a lot to say about my heroes.  These people have a great influence on me and have a lot to do with why...

How I Cut 25% From My Car Insurance Payments

How I Cut 25% From My Car Insurance Payments

I keep seeing commercials advertising low auto insurance and decided I should give it a try.  I still carry my car insurance through the same provider my parents started me on as a kid.  I like the small town service so I want to stay with them, but I didn’t...