My virtual baby shower was my mother-in-law’s idea! We live in Washington State and Shea’s parents and most of his family live in Texas, so they decided to throw the sweetest long distance baby shower for Ella and me. She called it an “Amazon Baby Shower,” and had me make an Amazon baby registry so … More My Virtual, Long-Distance “Amazon” Baby Shower
So the key for me not losing my mind as a stay at home mom… Is getting out of the house. I intentionally have an “outing budget” for keeping track of my spending and I plan my days ahead of time because why not? I usually spend $40 a week on outings. That includes Starbucks … More My Favorite Budget Outings with my Toddler!
As a stay at home mom of a toddler, I am faced with a high energy mini human from the moment he opens his eyes until he closes them at night all day, every day. When I know that we are staying home and not going out, I at least like to plan one thing … More My Favorite At-Home Toddler Activities!
I’ll occasionally ask my husband what he wants me to cook this week, or I’ll ask what he grew up eating, and he requested rosemary chicken. I had never made this before, so I Pinterested this recipe from Aunt Bee’s Recipes. To save you from wasting money and having sad faces at the dinner table, … More Garlic Rosemary Chicken
So if you’re familiar with our family, you know how I had Ezra in my teens and we didn’t have any disposable income. Oh, you’re new here? Hello! Well now you know. When Ezra was born, there was a hospital photographer that came to everyone’s room, asking if they wanted pictures. So those were his … More Baby pictures, so expensive… Are they worth it?
Little babyface Shea and I in high school actually at our high school in the performing art center in 2013. Notice the Justin Bieber hairdo goin on. Shea and I were 18 and 20 when we got married three years ago. As you can imagine I had just graduated high school, money was tight, we … More Our Beautiful Budget Wedding for $2,000… Not including our rings!
So my mom and I have been making these sweet yummy balls for years. I love taking something classic and turning it into something totally fun, so here is a recipe for being the coolest mom at sleepovers! Or if your kids refuse to eat pretty much anything and everything. My mantra for cooking for … More Pancake Balls! The new breakfast favorite.