Why I save for my Retirement

Keeping with the theme of financial freedom, the future is unpredictable and a lot of companies have stopped offering the traditional pension plans. If you are one of those lucky ones that have the pension plan, well then you are LUCKY! The goal is start earlier....

Today’s creation : A Dinosaur

  This was a cool project to make. I had made a toy frog about a year ago and was looking to make a similar project. I was able to grab some quilting fabric about 1/2 a yard from Joanne's for 97 cents a piece. I could not resist. This project is a result of that...

Why I Started to Meal Plan?

Picture this, it's 6 pm on a weekday and you are back from work and picking up the kids and all you can think of is "Where is the Food?". Your kids are hangry. Yes "hangry" because they are hungry and tired and angry from the day's work and they need food. Now you are...

Say What!? Beets, Coconut, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Pancake Cookies

Our daughter eats quite healthy all in all, but she does have a sweet tooth like every two months to go to be a 4 year old. I tried to look at recipes around how to incorporate veggies in treats like cookies and I finally found one that worked for her. Mind you this...

How Organizing your life can lead to Savings

Morning to all my followers and to the world! I am writing this blog to talk about the importance of how being organized can lead to savings. I hope you are not reading this article and thinking " What the heck is she talking about". Yes I have the declutter and stay...

Vegetarian Low fat Low Carb Vinegar Beet Soup

This recipe is a vegetarian low carb low fat soup with jeera in it. You can eat this as is or as a side dish. This is perfect for a rainy day when all you want to do is eat something warm. The color of the soup is rich and vibrant and delicious. Serves: 2-3 To make...

Gardening for the First Time

This year we decided to do some urban gardening. With the minimal land area ( 5 feet by 4 feet), we were able to plant the following: Zuchini, 2 tomato plants, 2 Egg plants, Muesklin Leaves, Basil Leaves, Dill and Mint Leaves. These are pictures of how the garden...

Sweet Potato Sesame Seed Brussel Sprouts

The holidays have been a damper on our diets. This is a healthy lunch to eat and is easy to make. Ingredients: 1 Medium sweet potato - cut evenly into dime sized pieces ( it is optional to leave the skin on) 1/2 cup Sesame seeds 2 cups Brussel Sprouts (frozen) 1/2...

Vision Boards

My daughter and I created a vision board this past weekend and I finally created one that I think makes sense. Alot of the vision boards that I have seen online are very visual with magazine cutouts. For me I like things either drawn as a mind map or as a list. I...

Refurbishing a Secretaries Desk

There is a saying, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Over the past few days, I drove past this one house that had a rather grubby looking desk. I stopped over and looked at the structure of the desk and thought it...

Financial Freedom

6 Different Ways to Save on the Gym

I was an avid gym goer a few years ago. I joined two gyms one at work and one close to our house. My total monthly expense was at around $110.00 dollars, not including the child care which ranged from 3- 5 dollars an hour (cheap) but it still added up. Even though the...

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Recipes

Cheeseburger Muffins. Huh?

These are decadent an ooo so delicious. It is the bake sale season so game on for all those baked goodies. Want to know how to make these? Here goes. For the buns, bake 6 yellow cupcakes and cut each of them in halves as shown in the picture. Bake a muffin and cut the...

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Banana Sweet Potato Bread in the Bread Machine

We recently bought a bread machine. I made some regular white bread last week, so I decided to make my own sweet potato banana bread. Ingredients for the bread: Whole wheat flour - 3 cups in retrospect I would use white flour sweet potato 1 small boiled till soft and...

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