This Week’s Attempted Budget-Savvy Meal Plan (Vegetarian!)

Using our little meal planning printable, I planned our meals this week and went shopping. I tried to make this week extra-affordable but lo and behold 1) risotto rice (arborio) will cost more than you think, 2) butter is pricey, 3) price compare cause some places will vastly overcharge (i.e. hormone-free eggs at HEB vs…

Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Pebble Mason Jar Candle Holder

We’ve been trying to make our days include more rhythm and predictability for Charlotte. Dinner time is really special for us. It’s usually the first time Charlotte gets to see her dad on the weekdays and it’s big and leisurely on the weekends. We now have her set the table with one of us and…

Honey Lemon Ginger Wellness Tea (or Tonic)

On our way home from picking Charlotte up from school yesterday, I told her we were making her special tea. She was intrigued and excited. Honey is wonderful for colds and coughs. Luckily, it’s also quite tasty. She didn’t drink her entire glass, but she proclaimed it delicious. Gather 1/4 c honey 1/4 c fresh…

Nifty 50 Minimalist Wardrobe

I am imagining a 5 minute getting dressed routine that always has enough variety. I am imagining a clean clear closet with inspiring pieces in it. I imagine looking in the mirror and being happy with what I see, every day. This is the goal of this wardrobe. If you only own things 1) you…

Carrot Cutie Smoothie

Charlotte and I love our smoothies. I always try to have at least one veggie in them and she’s usually a fan whatever the color. This one did not disappoint with its bright orange hue. The flavor produced is fresh and easy to drink. Cuties, or mandarin oranges make great smoothie additions because you can…

Maple Honey Pecan Almond Granola

Happy new year! We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Colorado for Christmas visiting family and we miss the family presence, their conversation, and also the warmth of their home. They have so many cozy comfortable nooks to read or drink a cup of coffee or tea. I curled up as much as possible…

Homemade Play dough or “Play-Doh”

The weather here has been much chillier than usual. We love it, but taking a toddler and a newborn outside in 32 degree rain is not recommended. So we are working in our indoor fun- hence the play dough. It was a super simple fun project for my little one and I to do in…

Homemade Sink and Tub Scrub and Air Freshener

I am very excited about the discovery of this scrub/air freshener and how I put it to use in my bathroom. I mix baking soda and some delicious and grime fighting antibacterial essential oils and inhale deeply. (I use orange and lemon.) Sitting on the counter of my bathroom, the whole place smells like citrus….