Frugal Food Fridays, Recipes

For the Love of Lentils: 5 Reasons to Love Lentils and 3 Delicious Ways to Eat Them

Hi there, food lovers! It’s me, Sierra. I love saving money on groceries and meals without compromising taste or succumbing to a boring menu of pasta, pasta, and more pasta. Don’t get me wrong, I love pasta. Like LOVE pasta. But, like most things, if you eat the same foods over and over again simply… Continue reading For the Love of Lentils: 5 Reasons to Love Lentils and 3 Delicious Ways to Eat Them

Goals, New Year's Resolutions

Summary Saturday…ahem, Sunday: Peaks and Valleys

Happy Sunday! I know, I know...these posts usually go up on Saturdays (hence the title), but our weekend has been jam-packed with fun family activities and I simply haven’t had time to sit down and finish this post. What can I say? I am trying to prioritize family time, after all. 😉 I choose to… Continue reading Summary Saturday…ahem, Sunday: Peaks and Valleys

Frugal Food Fridays, Recipes

Frugal Food Friday: How to Make Your Own Vegetable Broth

Soups are some of the easiest, most budget friendly meals we can include in our recipe rotation every week. Plus, they’re filling, often nutritious, and strangely magical in that they have this amazing capability of warming us from the inside out on cold winter days. And when you’re sick, as I have been for what… Continue reading Frugal Food Friday: How to Make Your Own Vegetable Broth

Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Start Right Now

Welcome back to my Beginner Budgeting mini-series! I’m excited to share today’s topic with you. If you’re new, start here, then go here, here, and here. If you’re returning, here’s a reminder of where we are in the series: Know how much money you make. Track your expenses. Assign every penny a destination. Start. Right.… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Start Right Now

Beginner Budgeting

Beginner Budgeting: Track Your Expenses

Welcome back! If you’ve been following along with my Beginner Budgeting mini-series, you may be familiar with the 5 practical tips and reminders that I feel are essential when creating your first budget. Know how much money you make. Track your expenses. Assign every penny a destination. Start. Right. Now. Be flexible. Today, we'll dive… Continue reading Beginner Budgeting: Track Your Expenses

Frugal Food Fridays, Recipes

Frugal Food Friday: Shop Your Kitchen Before You Shop the Grocery Store

Welcome back to another edition of Frugal Food Fridays! I’ve been soldiering through the leftovers in my fridge and freezer since Christmas. It hasn’t always been the most exciting or palate-stimulating experience, but it has certainly saved me from wasting perfectly good food and from having to brave Temptation Station (more commonly known as “the… Continue reading Frugal Food Friday: Shop Your Kitchen Before You Shop the Grocery Store