Having Fun on the 2018 Memorial Day and Saving Money at the same time

The two seem like an oxymoron, saving and having fun. Well there are ways to save money during a long weekend and have fun at the same time. Fun does not have to hurt your wallet. I am adding this picture from a farm that we took last year and to remind everyone that...

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...

Planning and Organizing for the Holidays

In the US, holidays creep up really fast. We have Halloween (which is a celebration) in October, followed by Thanksgiving in November, Christmas and New Years in December. In our household given that we love to celebrate all three, it is a big deal. So it is but...

Savings through Meals

In the past few years, I have written a few posts around cooking. The reason behind cooking at home is not just because I enjoy home made meals, but it helps with our savings. If you do the math, assuming that you are a single person that eats outside almost every day...

Save the Sinking Ship: Set up an Emergency Fund

Save the Sinking Ship: Set up an Emergency Fund As an off the boat immigrant, I came the US to pursue my masters degree. I was very disciplined about my finances while at grad school, because at the end of the day I knew it was now or never and there was no back up....

DIY Art Bin to Organize Children’s Art

It get's a bit overwhelming when my daughter comes home with a bag full of paper with her art. Over the years, I have tried to save some of her art, but never in an organized fashion. This post combines crafting, with organizing. Now that she is 6 years old, I think...

MaBa’s Favorite Chicken Croquette

My parents prepared this recipe a couple of months ago and am just getting to post this recipe.  The recipe is quick to prepare and can serve some really hungry bellies fast. Ingredients: Ground Chicken - 1/2 pound Cooking Onions - 1 medium sized Tomato paste - 1...

A Quiet Book No Sew Part 1

This book was totally inspired by thecraftymummyblog. Please visit her blog at https://thecraftymummyblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/diy-no-sew-quiet-book-video/ She does a fantastic job on her book. This project is mainly for a book for 2 year olds. Since I am a novice...

A Diy Dry Erase Board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prjFodhTqn0 i make lists for a lot of things that I need to accomplish during the week. I am a visual person and what works for me is when I can see my lists infront if me like in the fridge or on the wall. What I don't like about the...

Zucchini Pancake

My daughter loves pancakes and we have that for breakfast religiously. However the pancakes do not have any vegetables. An easy way to get your child to eat some vegetables in their pancakes is to add some to the pancakes. I used one vegetable, the Zucchini. I have...

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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