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Happy New Year… 2016 Sneak Peek!

Isn’t the New Year so inspiring and motivating? There is something special about the beginning of a New Year and all the possibilities of change and improvement!

Have you set any goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comments bellow! Sharing goals makes them a little more real and keeps you a little more accountable. I personally love hearing other people’s goals because their goals motivate me to do better!

Are you feeling like this is the year you want to live frugal AND fabulous?!

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Crispy Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Perfectly crisp without being fried and deliciously marinated to perfection. This homemade chicken nuggets recipe is going to be leaving your family asking for seconds all while saving you time and money!

I first made these a few years ago when my little lady was about 2 years old. We both love the taste of chicken nuggets and I especially love the convenience of the finger food. But the nutritional value of the store bought frozen ones just wasn’t up to par with what we hoped for.

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How to Make Waffles from Scratch

Does your family love waffles for breakfast? I think my kids would eat them every morning if I would let them. It has kind of become a tradition in our home that once a week or so when dad is home in the mornings that he will make the family waffles for breakfast.

In the past few weeks, the hubby has actually stepped up his game quite a bit! It all started when one Saturday morning we all woke up to find that our waffle mix had been depleted. It was all gone!


These homemade waffles are so yummy! No need to use a box mix when you can use this super easy recipe! These fluffy waffles make the best breakfast and are so much better than the premade kind from the store! You can even freeze these waffles for later!


Once the moment of panic was gone, my hubby decided he was going to make waffles from scratch. I had done it before, my parents love to make waffles from scratch, and so I was excited to see what he could do! He did an amazing job!

I am happy to report that we no longer buy waffle mix and every time that dad makes “his” breakfast for us he creates waffles from scratch!

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5 Delicious & Healthy Freezer Meals

Have you had the opportunity to experience just how awesome having a freezer full of ready to go dinners is? If you haven’t then you need to give it a try! Just promise me that within the next 30 days you will try it. If you are not totally sold on the idea, you can come back and let me know your true feelings. But I am confident that you will be converted to the freezer meal way of life!

Who needs them?
You do, that’s who! We all do. Maybe you have an insanely crazy busy day and dinner is just an afterthought. Or maybe you have a really relaxing day but the thought of cooking a meal is just too much work. Having some thoughtless options prepared will be a game changer for you! No more last minute trips through the drive through, saving you a lot of money and a lot of calories!

How it works.
I first tried our prepping of a bunch of freezer meals when I decided to start this blog actually. I knew I was going to be spending every extra second I had on the computer and getting dinner ready was going to be a last minute thought. Never a good thing in our house! It only took be 3 hours (one nap time) to get everything prepped and I hade 16 meals ready to go in my freezer.

All you have to do is choose which recipes you think your family would love to eat, make sure you have all of the ingredients needed to prepare the dish, then find a 3 hour slot of your day where you can devote your focus to dicing, chopping, and combing. Make sure to have plenty of foil casserole dishes and freezer safe bags on hand!

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16 Frugal Freezer Meals

Freezer Meal
As I was researching into how to start a blog I quickly understood that it was going to be a lot of work. So the day I decided that I was committed, about 7 days ago, I decided that the less I had to worry about around the house the better. With two toddlers running around I knew I needed to use my time very carefully. So I decided that I was going to plan out all my meals for two weeks in order to buy me some time. Continue Reading →