Tuesday, April 27, 2010

trying to be more frugal & healthy

For almost a year now, Nick and I have typed up a budget together every month. We have been able to save more than we ever had the previous 5 years. In an effort to cut back on our allocated grocery & gas costs, I decided to come up with weekly menus. I knew this would be good for us when I took a look at how much we spend on eating out each month. This isn't a new idea but I have finally started to enact it, which is sometimes the hardest part of changing a habit! We stopped by the grocery store last night to buy groceries for three meals a day for the entire week and only spent $65. Woohoo! It's simple things like this that make me giddy. Nick just shakes his head at me and says I'm a dork. Well, this dork is going to be saving us money honey. Not to mention how much better/healthier we will be eating!

Can anyone out there relate to my love of trying to be frugal, and maybe getting a little too excited about it? :)

What are some of your favorite low cost and healthy meals?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today was nice. Not really warm, slightly overcast, but nice. I spent some time outside... watering plants, trying to cut down the grass out back, filling the bird feeders. I love this time of year, when things are blooming and bringing new life. Being able to enjoy the outdoors really helps when I'm feeling down. I looked out our back door a few minutes ago and took this picture, which doesn't do the night sky any justice. It's a strange bright dark blue, if that makes any sense... a little eerie, but in a good way. It's just beautiful with the dark tree line down below.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

keeping busy

My coworker/boss/good friend Tanya gave me an old table for the boys' room. After a good paint job it looks like new! A little bright, but that's what I was going for.