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One-Pot Vegan “Goulash”

One-Pot Vegan “Goulash”

Although there is much debate as to the authenticity of Hungarian goulash versus the bastardized American version, I must say I am quite impressed with my own recipe. I love one-dish meals so this meal uses that trick. As always, I encourage you to use items you have on hand...

Checking In | Roasted Chickpeas, Christmas Gifts

Checking In | Roasted Chickpeas, Christmas Gifts

Hello All! I am still alive and well in Iowa.  Busy, busy, but still thrifty! I am having a fantastic weekend and it’s 9:30 on Saturday. Yesterday I picked the pattern for my standard Christmas gift: the Gaptastic Cowl.  (Ravelry Link) I loved these last season but couldn’t bring myself...

Consider Convenience Stores for Savings on Staples

Consider Convenience Stores for Savings on Staples

A cardinal rule of frugal living is to avoid entering a convenience store at all costs.  Pay at the pump with a debit card and DO NOT enter the store.  Convenience stores are designed for impulse buys. It is time to give convenience stores and gas stations a chance.  Just...

While You Wait Week

While You Wait Week

Don’t I wish I had more time to wait? I have the honor of being one of the guest posters on Victoriana Quilt Designs While You Wait Week.  The guest poster is a surprise each day, but the sponsors have been revealed: Clover and Connecting Threads! This has been a...

Quick and Thrifty Fish Dish

Quick and Thrifty Fish Dish

Good Morning!  I wrote an email to my mom this morning that read a lot like a blog post.  So I thought it was necessary to share it with you all: Hi Mom! I made this meal for Spencer and he loved it, so I made it for Mel’s visit...

5 for $50- Friday

5 for $50- Friday

By the time I finally got a picture today I had spent an afternoon sweatin’ it out in my classroom, rockin’ out at the pep assembly, and spinnin’ my puppy around the block. I was not to eager to strike a pose when Spencer got home, so here I sit,...

5 for $50- Thursday

5 for $50- Thursday

If it looks like this dress could make a great summer wedding outfit, it can!  I wore it this summer with some flashy jewelry and killer heels.  It is making a showing today because my school is steamy! Today’s Outfit: No-tag dress via consignment@ $7 Gray tank via Old Navy@...

5 Days for $50- Wednesday

5 Days for $50- Wednesday

Thank goodness it’s “hump” day! Last week I was gushing all about how I love my job and the kids I work with.  I think that was because it was all about the kids!  This week is more about being the teacher: giving my first test, correcting papers, maintaining the...

5 Days for $50 – Tuesday

5 Days for $50 – Tuesday

This bright cheery picture was taken at the beginning of my day.  A lot has happened since then, which is why I am not posting until 9 pm! Jumper cables, a new battery, and an IOU for dinner to my brother later, and I am happy at home, ready to...

Teacher Tuesdays!

Teacher Tuesdays!

I promise my blog is not becoming overrun with teaching. However, I LOVE my new job and it takes a lot of my time.  I will limit my job-love gushing to Tuesdays only. Of course, I incorporate my thrifty ways into everything I do.  Hopefully everyone can glean some information....