More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #4 – Summer/August 2015

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars).The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your … Continue reading

Seasonal Produce for August with Frugal Tips

It is important to know what veggies are in season. These are often the cheapest ingredients for your meal plan. Save money on groceries by buying according to the seasons. If you cook with real food you know that all … Continue reading

Celebrate Christmas in July

Who doesn’t want Christmas every day? I don’t care what the movie says, I’m game. Everyone seems a little kinder, a little more giving, and a little more thoughtful. I am always ready to celebrate and Christmas in July seems … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #3 – Seasonal dinners for July/summer

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars).The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your … Continue reading

July Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable PDF

July brings the dog days of the kitchen, when I want nothing to do with it. About half of my recipes for July are no-cook, and almost all of the rest are quick stovetop dinners, because it’s like a torture … Continue reading

More With Less 7 Day Meal Plan #2 – Summer/June 2015

This is not your everyday, average meal plan. Learn how to cook like your great-grandma did, with little waste, and stretching what you have (including your dollars).The point of this meal plan is to help you be smart with your … Continue reading

June Real Food Meal Plan – flexible, frugal monthly meal plan with printable calendar

June brings us the end of the school year, and as always I am torn. I love having days and days to spend with my kids, without the pressures of school obligations. I love running off to the park or … Continue reading

July 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan

Ideas and resources for menu planning in July, many seasonal summer, and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans are organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.

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DIY Glow Party Teen Birthday (on a tight budget) – Blacklight Party Time

Kid #2 turns 15 in July. She wanted to have a glow party/rave for her birthday bash. This summer party will be fun and frugal, as I try to stick to a tight budget.
Doing a glow party on the cheap is a struggle. There is a minimum you have to spend on the black lights if you don’t know someone you can borrow them from. And there are lots of glowey things on eBay that look like a ton of fun.

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